Friday, 12 April 2013

Keeping the Kids Cool in Summer

The Summer Months can be terribly hot and kids will especially feel the heat.  I have compiled a list of 10 tips to keep the kids cool this Summer, so we can ALL enjoy our Summer School Holidays! 

1.     Buy some water pistols and play a game of tiggy. If little ones cannot use a water pistol, spray bottles will work just as well.

2.     Make coloured ice shapes. Fill different sized plastic containers with coloured water and freeze overnight. Place the coloured blocks in a wading pool or in a watertable. Kids will love how the water slowly melts away. Fill the pool or water table with a small amount of water and see the coloured shapes bob along in the water. Preschoolers and toddlers will love this one.

3.     Go to the pool. Make sure you pack plenty of sunscreen and a hat. Bring some food with you too so you can stop for a snack and then head back into the pool for some more fun!

4.     Go to your local museum or library. They are air conditioned and if you go at the right time there will be activities on during the school holidays just for the kids.

5.     Buy some ice blocks or make your own. Grab an iceblock as a treat for coming inside and having a drink of water.

6.     Bring out the board games. Sit down indoors under a fan and have some fun playing some of your old favourites with the kids.

7.     Go to the movies. Treat yourself and the kids to a movie at the theatre. Invite your friends and their children and everyone will enjoy the day.

8.     Try some indoor craft activities like: bottle top stamping; fabric button bracelets; and bubble painting. Step by step instructions on how to create these fun activities are on our website.

9.     Outdoor craft activities are fun too, like: water table, sprinkler fun, slip and slide. Make sure outdoor activities are in the shade.

10. Go to a shopping centre. There will be activities for the kids and plenty to see.

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