by Faith Daniels
posted Jul 17 2013 12:00PM
Faith's Summer Heat Relief Tips!
During the summer heat wave, everyone is looking for inexpensive ways to beat the heat. Over the last few days it was too hot to THINK! Muchless create ways to keep the whole family entertained without breaking the bank.
I have found a couple of fun things that my family does that keeps us together and cool!
The dog days of summer HERE and I want you to be ready for the challenge!
$2 Movies: They are everywhere! Check you local newspaper for a listing or the internet. The cost of admission really is just $2 per person. Plus, if you take a back pack of snacks from home for the kids, it keeps the price low. The movies are decent and the theaters are cool!
Public Water Parks: These are parks or community centers that have water parks or spray parks for a very low price of like $5. Check your local park system and Parks and Recreation for locations and times. You can also pack a picnic for the kids and this makes for a fun day.
Indoor Arts and Crafts: You would be surprised how long glue, scrap materials, crayons, paper plates, buttons, yarn or rice and a little imagination can keep your children occupied. Select different things to make like people, animals, machines…and have the kids make up a description of what it is or does! Fun, fun fun!
Water Balloon contests: Make a fun contest of filing up the water ballons with the hose and playing "catch!" Its fun and easy with no indoor clean up!