Is it just us, or is it hot outside? There’s nothing like breaking in the summer with your children by engaging in water play. Pools are great places to not only cool off but also allow children to learn! Here are few ideas to make your party in the pool an educational one:
Engage young children in learning how to fill tug boats and pour out water. They’ll have a blast steering floating boats around the pool. Encourage children to swim in the same direction around the pool to create a current their boats can float on!
Bring classic block play to the pool! Encourage building in young kids with water runs, ball runs, waterfalls and more with our floating WaterBlocks Super Set. Children can explore math concepts, structure and balance with sticky blocks that are bound to make for interesting structures straight from your child’s imagination!
Don’t have access to a pool?
Check out our Grub Scouts’ Sprinkler! It’s perfect for engaging young children in active play as they jump over friendly grubs! Sprinklers are always a fun alternative to pools when looking for ways to cool off for the summer.
-Finally, you can’t have a perfect pool day without ending it with a Cool Summer Smoothie! Check out the recipe below for a refreshing snack your kids will love!
Cool Summer Smoothie
- Vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
- Crushed ice
- Fresh fruit or fruit juice
- Food coloring (optional)
What to do:
- Blend 2 cups ice cream or yogurt, 1 cup crushed ice, 1 cup orange juice and milk as needed to thin the drink out.
- Add food coloring, if desired.
- Enjoy a cool orange smoothie.
- Substitute various fruits or fruit juices to make different smoothie flavors. Enjoy!
For even more great ideas like the smoothie above, check out “The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities.”