Summer is quickly approaching and if you’re anything like me, you’re at the store the day of buying everything you need just to go to the pool! (If i could add emojis i’d insert a crying laughing one here lol) Honestly with 3 kids who wants to go the store and buy everything when you just need sunblock! Luckily most of our family faves to beat the heat at home can be found on amazon!
1. This is a MUST for my little girl, basically yeti met bottle and made Pura! Lol. Before you’re like aww man, i need a sippy cup, or even a regular cup and shut it down; Pura makes all 3 and in different colors. Most definitely keeps drinks ice cold or hot! Literally the yeti for kiddos, and its this mama’s personal fave!
2. Snow Cone Machine.
On a hot summer day my kids are usually begging for a snow cone, popsicle, icee, or anything super cold so they can keep playing outside. Personally with 3 kids i do not want to go to the snow cone stand every. single. day. Especially in my hometown, our snow cone stand is basically famous and the wait is almost 30 minutes. Aint no body got time fa dat! Lol. This snow cone machine is super budget friendly and your kids will obsess over it and you! Thank me later. 😉
3. Popsicle molds
These are for all you DIY mamas! Popsicle molds are way more versatile and budget friendly, plus you can make almost anything you want! Find a smoothie recipe, freeze, and voila! Toss some candy in, voila! Freeze kool-aid, voila! The possibilities are endless, and make a delicious frozen treat!
4. Paint Ballon Frenzy!
This can be a little messy but so much fun! The kiddos and i did this last summer and they still talk about it! Basically just get some white or colored balloons and fill with water and paint. I use water to dilute, so its not so concentrated. Definitely give it a try if you’re not afraid of a mess. Thank me later 😉
5. 2. SLIP N SLIDE!
Okay, lets be real. To kids, whats better than running around and letting all that energy out, playing outside, splashing around, and having fun? Probably a snow cone, which i’ll get to in a little bit. HA! Thats not the point though, kids want everything, but this slip n slide is a whopping 11 bucks! Literally hours of fun for less than a trip to the movies.
6. Cool fan mist
These are a must for summer in general! Whether the kids are just playing outside, or y’all are going on vacay! They help keep you cool and they’re super fun to have. My kids like to make funny voices into the fan and we* usually all fight over them so be sure to get one for at least each kiddo. Lol
7. Bubble Machine
Just because no matter how old are you bubbles naturally bring out your inner kid. Am i right? Lol. Plus who wants to sit there and blow bubbles. Personally i would like to run through a field of bubbles and this bubble machine does the trick.
8. 3D Chalk
Not every child likes chalk or art but my kids love chalk and love being outside! We surprised our minis with this 3D chalk set and they went crazy. Lol they drew what they wanted, put their glassed on, and went bazurk! Test out the glasses, they’re pretty legit!
9. Rock Painting
This is something the whole fam can do, and it’ll give a unique look to your house. Or you can give them to relatives as little keepsakes. Super fun and super cute.
10. A POOL!
This is kind of a must! My kiddos love, love, absolutely love WATER! During the summer they’re always asking to go to the pool, splash pad, the beach, or just mess around with the water hose. They’re kids they want to have fun and go bananas. I don’t have an underground pool, and this one is super affordable. Just enough to keep the kiddos content everyday of the summer.