Like much of the US, we are stuck in a “heat dome” which means it’s time to find creative ways to keep cool! Some tips to keep in mind — Avoid being outside during the hottest part of the day, stay in shaded areas, drink plenty of water, and be sure to offer kids lots of drinking water throughout the day as well.
Here are some other cheap (and FUN) ways to stay cool too!
Break out the sprinklers!! Rumor has it that these may be on clearance at Target for as low as $1.27 now!
Water Balloon Yo-Yos are quick, easy, and fun to make!
Take advantage of the heat wave and make your own solar powered oven — Emily thought this was SO neat, and it’s very simple to make!!
Get out the hose, and wash the car — this way you can cool off AND have a clean car when you’re done. Multi-tasking at its finest!
…Or maybe try a pretend car wash instead!
Make water comets from ordinary sponges!
One of Emily’s favorite Summertime activities is pretending to do the laundry — a fun water play activity and life-skills lesson all in one!
If you have some paint-with-water books, try having the kids paint with ice instead!
Lastly, try making your own ice cream! This is Mark’s favorite recipe for homemade peach ice cream.. YUM!!!
Have fun and stay cool!!