This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
One of the first things that pops into my head when I think of summer is the heat. I am not a big fan of really hot weather, but in Kansas it is inevitable. It is an issue for a LOT of people too. We don't let the high temperatures stop us from making the most of summer. We have some tricks to stay cool and have family fun this summer. A little creativity goes a long way when it comes to family fun!
How to Stay Cool and Have Family Fun This Summer
You are probably assuming that all of my suggestions for staying cool and having fun are going to involve getting wet! Guess what…some do and some don't. There are lots of ways to stay cool and I am going to share some of our favorites!
Be Prepared for Fun
Most of our summer plans include being gone for at least half the day or maybe even all day. With a family of five there are certain steps I like to take to make sure we are prepared for a fun time.
First I head to Walmart and get the essentials for a great time away from the house. I know I will find everything I need to make our outing a success.
We can't leave home for a family outing without SNACKS. I like to grab some of our family favorites to put in our outing basket. NABISCO always comes through with snacks the whole family loves. It makes my life easier knowing that I am pleasing every family member! Family Size RITZ Crackers, Family Size OREO Cookies and Sour Patch Kids are always on our list. Let's face it…families need snacks! A hungry family is a grumpy family at my house anyway.
I am also going to always throw a first aid kit into our outing basket. If you know my kids then you know that someone is going to need a bandage before the outing is over, LOL. 😆
Museums are COOL
Museums are cool on 2 levels. First off they have air conditioning so the temperature is wonderful. Secondly museums have cool things to look at and explore.
We have several fun museums in Wichita that our whole family enjoys. Our favorite is Exploration Place because they have rotating collections so there is always something new. As a mom, I love that they have a beautiful outdoor seating area overlooking the river that we can use to eat our snacks!
It is easy to make a museum an all day event and is a great way to stay cool this summer.
Parks Can Be Cool Too
Parks can be HOT in the summer. The equipment can really get warm and uncomfortable. The good news is that a lot of parks now have splash pads! We like to head out in the morning before the heat hits.
The kids (and us big kids, lol) will play on the park equipment in the morning. We like to stop for a snack and then as it warms up we will head to the splash pad to keep cool.
My family is always beat when we get done with a day at the park during the summer. I admit it…when we get home everyone takes a nap!
Many movie theaters offer special day time movies that are family oriented during the summer. We will look at the schedule when school gets out and decide which movies our family would enjoy.
This is a great way to spend part of a summer day staying cool. I have to laugh because some of the movies are ones my kids have never heard of, but I remember watching when I was a kid!
I like to grab the snack basket on our way out the door so everyone can have a quick snack on the way to the theater. That always saves me from needing to buy any concessions!
Try a New Pool
We have a great pool in our community. My kids swim there a LOT. One thing we do to stay cool and have family fun in the summer is to try out a different pool.
We will go to a pool in a different community and it is like a whole new world for our family. Different slides, different diving boards…different can be fun!
Swimming always makes us hungry for a snack and luckily mom never leaves home without the outing basket! 🙂
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What has your favorite way to stay cool this summer and still have fun? Does your family have a favorite NABISCO snack? Be sure to check out the Snack ‘N Share Pinterest Board for some awesome snacking ideas!