Beat the Heat with These Cool Summer Activities


The kids are out of school and summer is upon us here in Texas. Parents all around the metroplex are trying to find a good balance between keeping kids both occupied and cool in the summer heat. Well, look no further for beat the heat summer fun ideas! I have a jam-packed list of fun activities that will entertain the kids, so nobody loses their cool.

Beat the Heat with These Cool Summer Treats

Frozen Treats

Yogurt Chilled Fruit

Grab your favorite fruits and dip them in yogurt.  Place them in the freezer overnight for a healthier chilly treat!

frozen yogurt covered blueberries

Ice Cream Recipes

Check out this post for 5 yummy ice cream recipes you can make at home. Or

Ice Cream Bar

Want the kids to think you’re extra cool? Stock up on ice cream and all the fixings and set up an epic ice cream bar for your kids and their friends. We love adding Fruity Pebbles and colorful sprinkles to make it extra special. I also love these color-changing spoons as a fun surprise.

ice cream bar at home

Popsicles, Snow Cones, and Ice Cream

Looking for the best ice cream in DFW? Pick a spot from our list of where to find popsicles, frozen treats, and ice cream in Dallas.

Water Balloon Games

Order this Rapid Refill Bunch of Water Balloons from Amazon and cool off with a classic water balloon fight. Or try one of these fun games for a new spin on an age-old activity:

water ballons in grass

Duck, Duck, SPLASH! | It’s Duck, Duck, Goose with a twist! The goose gets a water balloon to splash on the next goose’s head!

Cold Potato | Just like the traditional Hot Potato game, except whoever drops the water balloon gets a cold splash when they are out!

Water Balloon Piñata: | I love this idea! Have the kids take turns swinging at hanging water balloons just like they would a piñata.

Sight Word Splash | Write your child’s sight words in chalk. Give them a bucketful of water balloons and have them splash each world as you call them out.

Water Balloon Catch | Grab some small laundry baskets and a ton of water balloons. Divide the family into 2 teams. Toss out water balloons for each team to catch in their basket. In the end, whichever team catches the most un-popped balloons wins!

Water Balloon Art | Fill the water balloons with food coloring and water and hang butcher paper along the fence (or tape it to the ground). Have the kids pop the balloons onto the paper to create some beautiful artwork.


Did you know that Bahama Bucks sells snowballs? Yes really! Call your local Bahama Bucks and order some for a fun summer snowball fight in your own backyard.

Water Sensory Bins

Check out this amazing list of water sensory bin ideas for younger kids to beat the summer heat.

Water Chores

Take the chores outside! Set up a car, bike, or toy washing station with some soapy water and sponges! While you’re at it, wash the kids!

What are your favorite cool ways to beat the heat this summer?


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