Miss Farah

5 Things To Do With Young Children When It’s Too Hot To Go Outside

Posted on: August 19, 2010


In 100+ degree heat, it’s too hot even for the pool. Long summer days require creative thinking to keep young children having a good time while staying active. The following ideas require a little planning ahead to gather supplies, but most of these materials are readily available in homes with young children.

Set up an art center

Paints. Use a small kids table, or cover a large table with newspaper. Lay out finger paints, water colors, and washable paints and let your little artists show off their stuff. Be sure to provide several different styles of brushes so they can experiment with the kinds of designs they can make with various brush strokes.

Clay and play dough. Great tools to use with both modeling clay and play dough include plastic utensils, mini muffin tins, and cookie cutters.

Don’t forget the art show! Proudly display finished artwork. Attach paintings to a string or twine with clothespins (like a laundry line), or with magnets on cookie sheets. Set clay creatures and play dough creations on a shelf for your family’s own show and tell.

Use the bathtub as a mini aquatic area

Make it fun! Fill the bathtub fuller than you normally would. Add some bubble bath and water-safe toys and let the kiddos have an extra long time in the tub.

Blow bubbles with bubble solution for them to “catch” and pop. (When you’re stuck in the house, the bathtub is the perfect place for this.)

Parents, don’t over sweat the splashing. Use a large towel to wipe up any water, and your bath floor will be clean! Another household job you can cross off your list.

Let your children into the kitchen

– There are some recipes i posted earlier like:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Crepes

Homemade cotton candy

Homemade gluten free Oreo cookies

Banana Split Pizza

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

 

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