It’s summer. It’s hot. Going to a pool can get expensive, and keeping one at your home is a hassle.
I’m excited to be a part of The Berry Bunch’s Week to Beat the Heat, and share a few of my ideas on how to keep your children both cool and entertained.
1. Squirt Guns
I know not everyone is going to agree with me on this one. We have a lot of fun with these though, and the boys especially love it when my husband plays too. Squirt guns range quite a bit in price, one of these was around $15 and the other was $5.
2. Water Balloons
You spend an hour filling them up for a 5 minute free-for-all. It’s totally worth it. The Badenator didn’t seem to grasp that he was supposed to do more than just drop them on the ground, but every time one popped he squealed.
3. Bike Washing
Less mess than washing your car, but every bit as fun. The pictures are from the first time I did this. Mackathanial thought the suds were snow, and he was so excited!
4. Water Play
This is where having a water table or little kitchen would be nice! We fill different tubs (a big bowl, a pot and our sled) with water, and the boys love it. I give them cups, spoons and containers from the kitchen, and all the tubby toys. Today The Badenator was mainly transferring water, and Mackathanial baked me a water cake.
5. Have a Treat!
Have fun and keep cool this summer!