The sweltering temps of long sunny days call for a little ice, ice, baby. Keep your kids busy with any number of awesome and icy adventures, from excavating a LEGO mini-fig to stacking cool and colorful cubes. Wander through our flipbook below to find nine awesome ways to help keep it chill.

Slippery Stackers

We think these ice bricks spotted over at Play at Home Mom are pretty sweet. You can freeze almost any size and shape of colored ice (depending on your freezer space, then pull ‘em out and let your kids play away. As the ice melts it becomes slippery and harder to stack, which just adds to the fun. Head over to Play at Home Mom for more ideas on how to use these cool building blocks.

photo: Ashley Kagan via Play at Home Mom

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Editor’s Note: Please do not leave kids unattended with adult tools and materials. These activities should be experienced with parental supervision at all times. 

How do you and your family keep it cool? Share with us in the comments.

—Gabby Cullen