6 Creative Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

Hot summer days are upon us! Whether you are loving the sunny summer weather or not, there will be some days where you just need to beat the heat. We’ve put together a few creative ideas for indoor enjoyment that the whole family can enjoy during those inevitable heatwaves.

1. Head to the Library or Bookstore for Story Time


Is there a better way for kids to beat the summer heat than to take a trip to the public library? Not to mention it’s free! Check your local library for kid-friendly summer activities.

Local bookstores often have children’s book sections and summertime events as well to help keep your kids reading and engaging their imagination while school is out.

2. Go Museum Hopping!


When was the last time you really explored your town? So often we forget that there are plenty of low-cost, air-conditioned adventures right under our nose!

Take a day to visit all of your local family-friendly museums and enjoy some time with the family while learning something new. Be sure to check with your town’s local Visitor’s Center to see if there are pass deals for visiting multiple museums.

Pro-tip: google your city and “off the beaten path,” and you might find some new, quirky spots to explore that are less touristy than your average museum.

3. Slip N’ Slide/Sprinkler Party


Need I say more? Keep cool and have a blast with a backyard water fun day. Blow up some water balloons, get the sprinkler going or set up a slip n’ slide for some classic summertime fun!

This is a great way for the kids to get some exercise (and wear themselves out for an early night), without needing to travel to a pool or haul all of your gear to the beach.

P.S. Remember to load up on sunscreen and stay hydrated!

4. Attend a Music Class


Music classes for kids are fairly popular these days, so I’m confident you will be able to find a class in your area. And most of them offer drop-in day passes, so you don’t have to sign up for a whole course.

If you can’t find a music class for kids, no problem! You can DIY a fun music-day at the house with pretty minimal effort (and skill). Just grab a couple of kid-friendly instruments from the store and let the creativity flow!

5. Double Feature Movie Day


Movies are the classic ‘escape-the-heat’ activity… and for good reason! The theater is dark, cozy, air-conditioned and well-stocked with snacks.

Pack up the whole family and head to the cinema for a double-feature. If you want to avoid the travel and some of the expenses, do a movie day at the house! Turn the living room into a “theater” with comfy pillows and blankets, pop some popcorn, and get cozy!


6. Put on Your Aprons!

Beat the heat with some fun frozen treats! Getting creative in the kitchen is fun for kids and a great way to spend time together doing something that’s enjoyable for everyone.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Healthy popsicles with blended fruit and coconut milk

  • Yogurt covered frozen berries

  • Dark chocolate covered grapes

  • Homemade ice cream sandwiches


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