June 20, 2012

Five Fun Ways to Survive a Heat Wave

Like much of the country, we're in the middle of a heat wave here.  With temps in the high 90's and heat indexes that are even hotter, you need to find some fun ways to keep cool (or at least make the most of the hot temperatures!)  Here are a few fun ideas from past posts that might help.





Survival Idea #1



Your kids will LOVE playing with this sprinkler.
They can even ride their bikes or scooters through it.
Plus, it's surprisingly inexpensive and easy to make.
I made ours last summer for under $20 
and it only took about 30 minutes.
(Get the tutorial HERE)




Survival Idea #2


Yes, you're seeing that correctly,
we were able to make molded crayons
on the dashboard of our van!
It's a fun twist on the regular oven method
and it's a good lesson on why you should 
never leave kids or pets in a hot car.
(You can find out the details HERE)




Survival Idea #3


Just grab a package of sponges, some zip ties or string,
and make a bunch of these spongeballs.
Then, just give the kids a bucket of water,
let them get those spongeballs nice and wet,
and let the splashy ball tossing begin!
(It's so easy, check it out HERE)




Survival Idea #4


Making a cool treat with your kids is always fun,
but you definitely don't want to be turning on the oven
when the temperatures are soaring.
No worries, just cook your cake batter using a waffle iron,
then add some ice cream for these
awesome sandwiches!
(HERE's the super easy recipe)


Survival Idea #5


You don't need rock salt or an ice cream maker.
You don't even need cream or sugar.
All you need are some ripe bananas
and a food processor or blender!
It's really easy and super tasty!
(Check out how to make them HERE)


Well, there you go, five fun ideas to make your next heat wave a little more tolerable.  I can't promise that these ideas will eliminate all of the heat-related whining (because nothing seems to stop that here!) but at least it might help bring a few smiles to those hot sweaty faces!

How about you?  Do you have other tricks, tips or treats for these super hot days?

Sharing our ways to beat the heat at:

43 comments:

  1. LOVE this! It sure has been H-O-T here!! I am sharing with my Facebook readers =-)

    Beth
    www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Living in Florida we can pretty much use these all year long. Can't wait to try them out!

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