A Sprinkle of Fun
There is nothing quite as simple or fun as taking a few dashes through the sprinkler! The kids can get cool while you give your lawn a drink and keep it looking lush! If you don't have a sprinkler, why not make an easy one with PVC pipe?
On the hottest days of the summer, a little ice can go a long way towards fun! Fill a tiny plastic kiddie pool with ice cubes and water and let the kids plunge into the cold water like penguins would! This is a fun way to cool off while engaging in dramatic play!
Make Ice Pops
The possibilities are endless for the tasty combinations you can create with homemade popsicles! Fruit, fruit juice, kool aid, and candy make fun mixins that the kids will gobble up!
Make Ice Chalk
Painting with ice is a great way to beat the heat while getting creative with the kids! Homemade ice chalk or ice paint is so much more fun to create with than just a stick of sidewalk chalk! The kids might get a little messy with this activity, so make sure to take it outside and be prepared to spray them off with a hose before letting them head inside!
Host a Popsicle Bar for Friends
Call a few friends and offer to share a treat with them! This is a fun way to use all of those great popsicles mentioned earlier that you might want to make! If you don't want to make homemade popsicles, twin pops or freezer pops will be a hit too!
Have Ice Cream For Dinner
This is a summer tradition in our family. On an especially hot day, grab the family and head to an ice cream parlor for an unforgettable and out of the ordinary dinner of ice cream! My parents did this with me as a child and I have continued to do this with my own family!
If you have a great idea for cool summer fun on a super hot day, leave a comment to inspire us on the next scorcher!
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