You want to keep the kids indoors as much as possible when the temperature hits the triple digits. Unfortunately, that can usually result in the constant bombardment of, “I'm bored.” As a parent with kids on summer vacation, you may want to pull your hair out. Thankfully, you don't have to. There are fun indoor activities to beat the heat during summer. Let's take a closer look.
Coloring or Drawing
Did you know that you can find so many different coloring books at your local Dollar Tree? There are even coloring books for adults. This means you can sit down with the kids and color together. You can also find sketchpads, markers, crayons, colored pencils, graphite pencils, and just about anything else your kids would need for coloring and drawing.
Crafts are another great way to beat the heat during summer. Best of all, many craft stores have huge selections of craft kits that are made for kids. You can even take your kids to craft classes held by the craft stores in your area. These are very inexpensive and also give you the chance to shop on your own.
Having Story Time
Whether it's at home or at your local library, story time is a great summer activity for small kids. Many local libraries have story time where someone reads to the kids. This can be a great way to get out of the house for a couple hours. It also gives you the chance to find some books to read. If your family hasn't been to the library in a while, it's time you went back.
Watching Movie Marathons
Another fun way to beat this heat during summer is to watch movies. If your family has Amazon Prime or Netflix, you have access to thousands of movies. You could also pull movies from your own collection. Choose a theme and then make fun snacks that revolve around that theme.
Putting Together Puzzles
Puzzles are so much fun because it's something that your kids can continue to challenge themselves with. You can find puzzles at the Dollar Tree that start at just a few pieces for toddlers and go all the way up to 500 to 1000 pieces for older kids and adults. You can also find puzzles at thrift stores for $0.50 or less.
Building a Fort
Last, but not least, you can't beat the classic of building a fort from pillows and blankets. Forts have been entertaining kids for generations. Let them turn the living room into a giant fort for the day. You can find LED light strings and small lamps at the Dollar Tree, which would be great for lighting the inside of the fort. They can then read, color, and even take a nap in the fort.
Your kids don't have to be bored this summer. There are so many fun activities to beat the heat during summer.