Summer vacation is here! Depending on where you live, that means scorching hot and humid days. Knowing how to beat the heat and survive the hot summer days with kids is definitely something you need to know.

Water Games

What is summer vacation without water games? There are a ton of options to keep the kiddos entertained outside. Even if you don’t have access to a pool, there are other equally fun water-based things to do, such as running through the sprinklers, fill up and tossing around water balloons or playing in an inflatable pool, with a slip and slide or a water activity table. Summer is all about having a blast outside and water games are a childhood necessity to keep the kids entertained for hours.

Make Your Own (Healthy) Popsicles

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ICE CREAM!

Who doesn’t love ice cream and popsicles on a hot, summer day? If you are trying to feed your family more healthy options or at least limit their sugar intake, you can totally make your own cool treats.

For popsicles, mix together Greek yogurt and fruit in a bowl and then pour into popsicle molds. If you want a sorbet, blend frozen strawberries with some honey in a blender for a delicious strawberry sorbet.

Have Your Groceries Delivered

Depending on where you live, this may not be an option, but if it is, take advantage! Having your groceries delivered to your door saves you from having to load up all the kids in the car and go to the store. This is a sanity (and time) saver!

Make Sure Your Air Conditioner Is in Working Order

We learned this the hard (and expensive) way. This is probably a no-brainer for most people, but someone we have neglected it. Having your air conditioner serviced can ensure that it’s working properly. No one wants sweaty, cranky kids complaining about how hot it is when the air conditioner goes out. Trust me. It’s not pretty.

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Find Fun Activities in Your Town

Search your town for fun, family activities. This may be weekly camps, a swim team, or activities at your local library. There are probably tons of activities that you don’t even know about. Make plans to get out of the house regularly throughout the week to keep you and the kiddos from going stir crazy. Check out your local Farmer’s Market for a great Saturday morning outing. Grab some food and cook dinner together.

You Can Survive the Summer with Your Kids

Summer can be a stressful time, but it can also be so fun! Finding ways to survive the hot summer days will make Mom very happy. And let’s be honest, we all know that if Mom is happy, everyone is happy!

Featured Photo Courtesy: Laura via Nau & Forever