Welcome to another fun Saturday Playdate! Today we're playing with Jenn from Jenn's RAQ. Jenn's blog is full of information on most things natural and green. She has three beautiful children, so she has plenty of experience in the topics she writes about.
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Thanks, LeeAnn, for having me on for your Saturday Playdate!
I'm Jenn, a Texas wife and homeschooling mom to my 3 kids under 6. Our days are hectic (and that's putting it mildly!), but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I blog over at Jenn's RAQ (Recently Asked Questions) and would love it if you'd come visit me! I am kind of random, but you can certainly expect some fun information and some reviews and giveaways sprinkled in there, too!
I'd like to share some of my favorite tips for entertaining the kids when it's hot outside. Yes, I said hot and it's only the beginning of April. As I'm writing this, it was 98 degrees today at the park! Good ole west Texas weather at its best. ;)
Here are some fun ways to enjoy yourselves without melting away in the hotter temperatures:
- Have a sprinkler party or play in the pool!
- This doesn't have to be elaborate. Kids are infinitely resourceful and really just enjoy the opportunity to do something a little different! Turn on the sprinkler and let the kids run loose in their bathing suits! Alternatively (or additionally), you can get one of those cheap hard plastic pools and fill it up with water. Throw in some bath toys, plastic cutlery, cups, water guns, etc and they will be psyched!
- Make smoothies, popsicles, or snow cones.
- Homemade smoothies or popsicles can be a great way to sneak in some extra nutrition for the kiddies while also keeping cool and hydrated! Snow cones (or shaved ice) is another fun way to keep cool in a most delicious way. ;)
- Plan fun things when the sun's going down!
- Why not make it a point to go to events that happen near sun-down? Drive in movies, concerts, heading out to the lake, or even going camping can be more fun if you time it right! Avoid that harsh afternoon sun if you can, but don't sacrifice on the great activities.
- Don't forget that there are fun things to do INSIDE as well.
- board games
- video games (we like the more active ones, like Just Dance Kids)
- art/craft projects
- cooking together
- fitness competitions/making fun obstacle courses
- making forts with blankets and chairs
- puppet shows
- educational websites and shows
- singing and dancing
- doing puzzles
What are some of your favorite ways to beat the heat?
Thanks for stopping by for our playdate! I hope you had fun! If you would like to come over for a playdate, let me know in a comment or an email.