18 Ways Kid Can Stay Cool This Summer

Summer is a wonderful season for spending time together as a

family. It can also bring some of the hottest weather, and unless you have access

to a pool or live near the beach, staying cool in the heat can be a challenge.

Our area even restricts the days you can turn on the sprinklers and use the

hose. Here are 18 ways you and your kids can beat the heat.

Freeze It!

1. Freeze a large bed sheet and take it outside for picnic; perfect

for really hot days or those without

air conditioning.

2. Freeze grapes on skewers. See how Marie of Make and Takes

did it.

3. Freeze your favorite cookies and crumble them over ice cream for

something a little different.

4. Freeze tubes of flavored yogurt. Cut them in half for little

mouths to eat.

5. Freeze banana halves and smother in melted chocolate. See

Craftzine for details.

6. Freeze toys into a block of ice and let kids use a hammer to

get the toys out.