Admittedly, a working garden hose and sprinkler is all it really takes to keep kids cool, wet, and entertained on a hot summer’s day. So long as there’s water to run through and squeals to make, kids are pretty happy. But for parents who want to take their backyard waterpark to a Jurassic new level this summer, dinosaur sprinklers are here to make a big splash. And not just any ordinary dinosaur water sprayers. No, giant T-Rexs and Brontosauruses that stand almost 7-feet-tall when inflated and make the backyard look like Isla Nublar. Here are three of the coolest.
Big Mouth Toys Dinosaur Sprinkler
From the same folks who make of this ginormous magical unicorn that sprays water from its horn, Big Mouth’s ‘Jurassic-sized’ inflatable T-Rex towers over kids at almost 7-feet-tall. It’s easy to inflate (pump not included), attaches to any standard garden hose, and shoots water out of its snout.
Happy Dino Sprayer
For younger kids who might be frightened by a Theropod nearly three times their size, Intex’s vinyl Dino Sprayer is not only smaller at 2-feet-tall but also maintains a much happier disposition ⏤ and the kid-friendly smile to prove it. Plus, it’s cheap at only $10.
Dino Inflatable Sprinkler
A fitting companion to the 7-foot T-Rex in your backyard, Pottery Barn’s inflatable Brontosaurus sprinkler stands 6’8″ and almost 10″ long. It’s made of heavy-duty PVC ⏤ but comes with a vinyl repair kit to patch up any accidental dino injuries ⏤ and requires little more than inflating/attaching a hose to its belly to use.