Tuesday, May 22, 2012

but it's hot outside

I have some trouble getting outdoors in the summer time. It's blazing hot here in Texas already so here is a list of things I've come up with to keep us outside for a little bit longer than 2 minutes.

  • Play in the sprinkler or pool (sort of an obvious one)
  • Fill up a bucket with water and have the kids wash their toys (tried this morning and works wonderfully)
  • Give the kids paintbrushes and have them paint with water (on sidewalk, side of house or anywhere you can see a noticeable difference when it's wet/dry)
  • Coloring with sidewalk chalk (let them decorate terra cotta flower pots, too!)
  • Let them wash the car
  • Let them go "camping" by setting up some sort of a tent
  • Make popsicles and ice cream "outside only" treats
  • Have a picnic
This is all I can think of right now and it doesn't seem like much, but at least it's a start. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment!

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