Fun Ways to Beat the Heat!

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We are loving the hot weather and it means the kids can spend more time outside, so here are some fun ways to beat the heat.

Make Ice Pops

You don’t need any fancy ingredients, all you need is lollipop sticks! If you don’t have any moulds for ice pops, just look around your kitchen for what you can use. You can use silicone cupcake moulds, yogurt cartons or anything else you have around.

Use fruit juices, smoothies, yogurt, fresh fruit or whatever you fancy! It is a fun way to incorporate healthy ingredients and every kid looks forward to that ice pop in the hot weather!

Yogurt Bites

Put circles of yogurt on parchment paper. You can add fruit to the top and then pop in the freezer. Take them out when frozen and give your kids these as a snack.

Fill up a baby pool

Living in Ireland means you probably don’t have a swimming pool in your back garden so why not fill up a baby pool with water and let your kids run in and out of it. You can throw in some fun bath time toys or turn it into a water fight!

If you don’t have a pool, you can also use a a storage box and fill it up with water. You can turn this into a sensory bin for the younger kids.

Car wash

If you are a bit weary about this one, let them line up their toys cars outside and they can run their own car wash.

Freeze their toys

Let the kids go on an excavation! Fill up a big tub with a couple toys like dinosaurs and freeze it. They can dig away with their tools to get the treasure that’s frozen inside.

Paint with ice

Grab an ice cube tray, fill it with some squash, water and food colourings or anything else that is edible and put a lollipop stick in it. Let them paint on paper outside with the frozen sticks and if they eat a little, it’s ok!

Obstacle course

Make an obstacle course in your garden and give them full cups of water. The aim is to try get as much water to the bucket at the finish line!

Homemade sprinklers

If you have a 2 litre bottle lying around, see if if fits the end of your outdoor house. If it does, make some holes in the bottle and secure it to the end of the hose with strong tape. We don’t want anyone to get injured! Turn on the hose and you have yourself a sprinkler!

Here are some other fun ideas to keep you busy while being stuck in your house!

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