10 of the best activities for the summer to help your kids beat the heat whilst having a blast. They are fun and fabulous, yes they are cool kids activities for hot days. Plus they are really inexpensive.
We really have to make the most of the good weather, especially here in the UK but sometimes it is just too hot to go play in the park especially if there is no shade. However, we have it easy compared to some places that are suffering from extreme heat (check out our top tips for coping in extreme heat without aircon).
On days like these, what’s better than keeping everyone cool and entertaining your kids at the same time? Of course, you still need to make sure that they are protected from the sun’s rays and any extreme heat.
Cool Kids Activities for Hot Days
This is a super simple science and craft activity to do with the kids. We always have a lot of lolly stick (popsicle sticks), so made lolly stick catapults. You can have hours of outdoor fun seeing who can get mini marshmallows into a target!
Soapy Mark Making Tuff Tray
This soapy mark making activity by my friend Amy from Learning and exploring through Play is a wonderful activity with quick and easy setup today that doesn’t cost a penny. You can use materials you already have at home!
Oh and the bonus? It kept two very busy boys with usually fleeting attention busy and engaged for over 40 minutes!
I am a big fan of this idea from Hands on as we grow. What could be better? The paint cubes are made with washable paint. Want to see how they are made? Then pop over and read the full frozen paint how to.
toy surfboard or windsurf board
This is a great activity where you can make a mini surfboard with your child and it will provide them with hours of fun. Even better they are made with something you would normally throw out. Read on to find out how to make a toy surfboard or windsurf board that floats!
Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures
Are you singing yet? These Frozen Fractals Ice Sculptures Activity for Kids from Happy Hooligans are perfect for any Frozen fans at your house. I love how easy they are to make and your Anna and Elsa fans are going to love it.
Elsa’s Frozen Hands
Whilst looking at the amazing frozen activities over at Happy Hooligans I sa these amazing Elsa’s Frozen Hands. I know so many kids that would LOVE these. How much fun are these?
Do you have a LEGO fan in your house? If so this LEGO excavation by Lemon Lime Adventures will be right up their street. Not only is a fun activity to do when it is hot but you can also find all the science behind the activity here.
Bubble Snake Maker
This bubble snake maker is so fun and easy to make from things that you will already have in your home
Homemade Bubble Wands
Frozen Flowers Ice Treasures
My friend Kate at Crafts on Sea made these beautiful frozen flower ice treasures. I love how beautiful they are and perfect for having lots of fun in the hot weather. My boys loved ice treasures although mine were never this pretty!
We also have some other fab ideas:
- 10 Great games and activities for kids to encourage play in the garden
- 10 DIY Giant Garden Games
- Fabulous Fairy Houses
- Plastic Bottle Wind Spiral Mobile