Beat the Heat With These Five Fun Ideas

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Here in Chicago the summer heat is in full swing. It’s what we have been waiting for all winter, but with heat advisories and too much sun, this weather can become dangerous for you and your kids very quickly. So in order to stay safe while enjoying the sunny days ahead, here are five outdoor activities for you and your family that will be sure to keep you cool!

  1. Gather suds, sponges and buckets and let your child have their own car wash for their toys!
  2. Make your own sprinkler with a 2 liter bottle and a hose for endless outdoor fun!
  3. For a tasty science experiment that will cool you off, make your own ice cream in a plastic bag! We might have to try this for our own Kolcraft kids…
  4. Let your kids make a human bubble, with a kiddie pool, hula-hoop and bubble solution!
  5. Use water balloons and chalk to play a game of Angry Birds on your driveway!

What do you and your family do to beat the summer heat? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share photos of your summer fun for our Summer Facebook Fan of the Week!

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6 Responses to “Beat the Heat With These Five Fun Ideas”

  1. Mami2jcn July 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    A car wash for their toys sounds like a really fun idea!

  2. amy pugmire July 20, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    so many cute ideas. Thank you = ! I will try this.

  3. Alex Liz Robinson July 22, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    It been very hot here in Ohio and these are great ideas! I really like the car wash one. I think it would be fun!

  4. Christina July 22, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    I LOVE the car wash for their toys idea! My children would LOVE that!

  5. Jenn McClearn July 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    my kids would love to be a human bubble, they love to play with bubbles and turning into one would be awesome, great ideas 🙂

  6. Jess Strudthoff July 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    I think the car wash for toy cars is a cool idea. The kids feel like they are “helping” and yet are cooling off.