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The 9 Best Kids Sprinklers For Your Backyard

It's mythical backyard magic.

This summer, instead of spending a fortune at a water park, load up on a few lawn sprinklers, sit back, and watch summer magic unfold. Nothing entertains kids better than a sprinkler. (Except for maybe a unicorn sprinkler.)

The best thing about kids sprinklers is their hours of work to hours of entertainment ratio. Lawn sprinklers the rare kid’s activity that’s low maintenance and high reward. Just attach a hose, maybe do some inflating, and you can keep kids busy for hours. No batteries, no rules, no clean-up. Something about water squirting out of a sprinkler just transforms a backyard and provides days of fun. The best sprinklers might even get your kids off their screens and willing to engage with the great outdoors. These are the best kid’s sprinklers, from rainbows to unicorns and beyond.

Kids Unicorn Sprinklers

The pink and blue mane on this unicorn sprinkler really takes it to the next level. If your child is a fan of mythical creatures, this unicorn sprinkler is for you. It's over five feet tall, and hooks right up to your garden hose.

This unicorn sprinkler stands 4 feet tall and gets 5 stars on Amazon.

Fun Inflatable Sprinklers

This sprinkler-splash-pool combo lets kids wade in still water or get sprayed. It's way better looking than your average kiddie pool.

This 7-foot tall giraffe is as easy to set up as it is fun. It's made with extra thick, UV coated vinyl, and has a special valve to help it inflate and deflate in only a few minutes. Keep it in one place by weighing the base down with a little water.

This jumbo watermelon sprinkler sprays in multiple directions, and the spray height can be adjusted by changing the water pressure. It's over 4 feet tall, and while it's prone to blowing over, adding some water to the bottom should hold it still.

This awesome rainbow sprinkler is six feet of pure inflatable joy. A massive rainbow? That rains water? Really, we don't even need to say anything more.

Kids Lawn Sprinklers

This automatic kids sprinkler has three 360-degree rotating arms and 12 built-in nozzles, meaning everyone gets soaked, fast. Adjust as needed, for max soaking potential. It has a weighted base for added stability.

If you're going to have water shoot out of some contraption, why not worms wearing construction hats? This sprinkler is best for kids ages 3 and up.

This sprinkler and splash mat is one of Amazon's top sellers. This handy little sprinkler is made of heavy-duty PVC. It's 68 inches in diameter, and suitable for younger kids. Your garden hose will power it.

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