There are lots of fun ways to keep cool in the summer, so why not turn them into special events for the kids to look forward to on the hottest of days?
Simply grab a mason jar and write down your family's favorite fun summer activities onto strips of paper. You can make it as budget-friendly as you wish, determining in advance how many days each week you'll do a special activity, and what those activities will be. They can range from simple, stay-at-home activities, to more extravagant adventures.
Then check your local weather listings to find out which days are slated to be the hottest each week, and let your kid(s) choose an activity from the jar on each of those days.
Some ideas to get you started:
- making homemade ice cream (you don't need an ice cream maker!) or popsicles
- hosting a Hawaiian-themed sprinkler party in the backyard, complete with homemade hula skirts and leis (don't wear them in the sprinkler, though!)
- a day of fun at a waterpark
- making homemade edible peanut butter play dough with your kids - a great, unexpected treat!
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Here's to a fun-filled summer!