We are in the dog days of July and it’s insanely hot outside. Somehow doing anything at all can seem exhausting. But it’s time to get inspired, because summer doesn’t last forever and your kids just want to have fun. Here are five things that will make your life easier in these hottest of days–get out there and play!
Kids love to clean and they love water. Let them go crazy with a giant car wash sponge . If they let it soak, they can make a shower for themselves by wringing it out. If they really want to scrub, the playground is their oyster!
We admit that this one surprised us, but say goodbye to buckets for water play. If you’re going to the sprinklers at the park, pick up a packages of Ziploc slider bags for your kids. They can make “aquariums” out of broken water balloons as they fill and refill their plastic bags. Best of all, they can control the zipper themselves so they can ultimately make their own colorful water balloon while you sit back and relax!
The family beach blanket has been reinvented! This sand-free beach blanket is made from military-grade materials that let sand filter through so that no matter what your blanket remains clean. Let the kids run wild and don’t worry about all those sandy feet!
Let’s say you’re not going anywhere special this summer but you have a hose and some outdoor space. This garden hose nozzle with eight settings will delight your children and turn your backyard into a water park. Let them mist each other or create a cone shower for them over a wading pool. There is no end to the fun you can have simply by twisting the nozzle the sprayer!
You’re planning a vacation and your kiddo is going to be in and out of the water several times a day. Don’t waste your money on disposable swim diapers. Take two of these iPlay reusable swim diapers on vacation with you and you’ll be set for water play every day. They wash easily and dry in seconds in the sun. Best of all, they double as a bathing suit so you’ve saved money twice!