It’s officially summer, which means us parents are swapping sweaters for shorts and blasting our air conditioners for at least the next few months. Meanwhile, our kids are eating popsicles, taking a dip at the local pool, and spending more time than usual at home. So unless your little one is at a year-round school or enjoying summer camp, you’re going to have to get creative when it comes to entertaining. But are there any feasible hot day activities for kids that us over-worked, exhausted parents can use to our advantage? Turns out, more than a few moms have some tried and true ideas to help us all get through these summer months.
As a family I can safely say we've definitely got plenty of go-to winter activities in our repertoire, like sledding and snowball fights. But what about when the thermostat his 99 degrees? For us, drives up into the mountains are our favorite way to cool down (it’s usually about 15-20 degrees cooler up there), but I know not everyone has that option. Thankfully, I was able to chat with moms across the U.S. to ask them for their best ideas to keep their kids happy and cool on hot days. Here’s what they had to say: