The summer can be sweltering. Some people love the heat and can’t get enough of those high temps. Humidity doesn’t bother them, and the sweatier they get, the bigger their smiles. Everyone else may love the warmth of the summer sun, but too much of a good thing can be exhausting.
When you and the kids have had it with the weather, you can beat the heat with these three ideas. Cool off and still have fun. Once you’re ready for more time outdoors, you won’t be as overwhelmed.
Indoor Board Games
Back in the day, board games kept us busy. But today, it’s all about video games, TV, and cell phones. There’s nothing like some friendly competition, especially when it’s low-tech and in-person. Pull out some old board games and get set up on the floor. Prep some finger foods and gather ‘round for some good old-fashioned fun. Make it a family affair on a weekend afternoon or before bedtime. The kids will have a blast and you’ll love that they’re doing something different for a change.
You may not have a pool or access to one, but perhaps you can set up a sprinkler in your yard or in a shared space where it’s OK to do so. All the neighborhood kids can come by in their swimsuits and run through the water. On a super sunny day, this refreshing way to cool down will make everyone excited. You won’t have to worry about lifeguards as long as someone responsible is supervising. Once the kids dry off, they can come inside for some iced tea in the AC.
Homemade Ice Pops
Kids love to get in the kitchen to make something sweet, so go for ice cold ice pops for a fun and fruity treat. You can prepare them in ice pop molds and fill them up with nearly anything. Use fruit juice with chunks of whole fruit or blend some fruit and yogurt then fill for a creamier concoction. The mix-and-match options are endless, so get creative and freeze up something fantastic.
What do you and the kids love to do to beat the heat? Share your fun tips with the AMC community.
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By: Melissa A. Kay