There is no doubt we’ve had one hot summer. Going a little stir crazy without your favorite pool or waterpark open?
Here are five ways you can beat the heat!
Homemade Ice Cream
Hit up the World Wide Web for recipes for a family-friendly activity that will cool the whole gang off. Make your own ice cream! Pinterest is our go-to for fun and simple recipes. Once you’ve made your favorite flavor, make a game of adding your favorite toppings and see who can get the most creative.
The sprinkler is one of cornerstones of summertime fun. Set up your old-school sprinkler in the yard and let the kids run a little wild. You may want to take a few runs through the water yourself!
Water Gun and Water Balloon Fights
People of all ages can get behind a good water fight. Whether it’s water balloons, water guns or just cups of water, nobody wins but everybody gets soaked. Make sure to set some family ground rules first.
Slip and Slide
Slip and slides are easy to find and can be a lot of fun for children and the kid in you. Box-store versions can be a little small, but you can also make a much bigger homemade slip and slide with a hose, some plastic sheeting and dish soap.
Just Plain Water
Whether you drink it or soak your feet in it — you’ll find water is your key to keeping cool. Drink eight glasses of water a day. Staying properly hydrated is extra important, and it’s good for the skin too!