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 Fishing

Think you need a frozen lake and a little hut for ice fishing? Think again. A clever take on fishing for magnets from Growing A Jeweled Rose is a backyard best-bet. Just grab circle magnets, googly eyes and string and be on your way! Get the entire tutorial over at Growing A Jeweled Rose.

photo: Growing A Jeweled Rose

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