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.

Ice Fleet

These ships are setting sail for cooler waters! We love the idea of a whole fleet of ice boats, like these made by Susie of Busy Toddler. The materials are items you’ll find in your kitchen and craft supply bin, and Susie has a how-to tip that’ll totally float your boat. Skip on over to Busy Toddler for the tutorial.

photo: Susie Allison via Busy Toddler

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