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5 Eco-Friendly Activities for Kids to Keep Cool this Summer

The summer season is finally here, bringing with it longer days, warmer temperatures, and an abundance of opportunities to get outside and soak up the sunshine. It's the perfect time to embark on outdoor adventures and create cherished memories with your family. But when the sun is scorching, it's important to find activities that keep kids cool and refreshed. Don't worry, we've got you covered! Here are five exciting and eco-friendly summer activities that will keep your little ones cool, entertained, and connected to nature all season long:

  1. DIY sprinkler: Create your own eco-friendly sprinkler using a plastic bottle. Poke holes in the bottle, attach it to a garden hose, and voila! You have a homemade sprinkler that will provide hours of refreshing fun without wasting excess water. Let the kids run through the sprinkler, jump, and dance in the cool droplets.

  2. Watercolor nature prints: Combine art and nature with this eco-friendly activity. Collect leaves, flowers, and other natural materials, and place them on absorbent paper or fabric. Use spray bottles or brushes to gently apply watercolors over the materials, revealing beautiful prints inspired by nature. It's a creative and sustainable way to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while staying cool.

  3. Frozen fruit pops: Instead of store-bought popsicles, make your own refreshing treats using fresh fruits. Slice up your child's favorite fruits, such as berries, watermelon, or kiwi, and place them in popsicle molds. Fill the molds with natural fruit juice or coconut water, and freeze overnight. The next day, your kids will have delicious and healthy fruit popsicles to enjoy while beating the heat.

  4. Water gun painting: Combine art and water play by filling water guns with washable paint. Set up large sheets of paper or canvas outside, and let your kids unleash their inner artists as they create vibrant, watercolor masterpieces with a splash of fun.

  5. Beach scavenger hunt: Take your little adventurers on a nature scavenger hunt at the beach to explore while staying cool. Create a list of natural items for them to find, such as different types of shells, rocks, or animals. Encourage them to observe their surroundings, appreciate the beauty of nature, and connect with the environment in a meaningful way. Download our FREE Estuary Scavenger Hunt to use this summer:

Estuary Scavenger Hunt
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With these five summer activities, your kids will stay cool, entertained, and have a blast all season long. So, grab your swimsuits, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure, and get ready to make this summer one to remember!

Stay cool and enjoy the sunshine!

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