For those hot, sunny summer days, water toys help beat the heat. Hook the water toys up to the gardening hose and open the gates – all the kids in your neighborhood will want to play. One of our quick sellers is the Beach Blast Ball. It’s huge and it sprays in every direction known to man. Also, the Wigglin Water sprinkler keeps kids active and running around and waters the lawn for you! Less work for Mom and Dad already! Just don’t forget the sunscreen, you don’t need lobsters as children.

As for those cooler summer days, kids still need to be outside and active. Riding bikes, creating driveway masterpieces with sidewalk chalk, or ball with friends are always an option. How about something a little different? Try the crazy Fun Roller! Kids can get inside and have others push from the outside. Just make sure it’s not always your youngest/ littlest kid on the inside and the oldest/biggest kid on the outside pushing him around, laughing hysterically.

For those rainy summer days, the kids still need to play. When the rainy days do come, keeping the kids occupied will reduce the chance of them annoying each other – which means less fights for you to break up! Arts and crafts are perfect to help pass the time. Put a movie they have seen a dozen times into the DVD player or turn on the radio and jam while creating a masterpiece! Have the kids paint with watercolors or finger paint. Create sculptures with craft sticks and glue. Some ideas for using craft sticks include picture frames to display their recent summer pics, the paintings they crafted on the wet days. They can craft mini-birdhouses, or they can make wall decor to hang in their bedroom, or even sculpt a centerpiece for the dining-room table! Get on the internet and search “craft sticks” and a lot of different craft ideas display. Even better, kill two birds with one stone by going to the library and getting craft books! Yay!