It’s hot. Real hot here in Northern California. Now’s about the time where the temperatures rise and pretty much stay that way through end of September, beginning of October (we call it Indian Summer out here). While working full-time and Jadyn not in preschool yet (she starts in August [I’m not crying, you’re crying]) and being watched by my mom all week, we’ve had to come up with some fun ideas to keep her occupied during the day. Here are my picks for indoor/outdoor summer fun, because let’s face it, that A/C will be on starting at 10:30 a.m:
Little Tikes Garden Chairs
This light and easily movable chair can go anywhere you go, whether inside the house or out in the yard. Perfect spot to have a popsicle on a hot day or place next to the couch for movie night.
Little Tikes First Slide
I absolutely love this slide. When it first got delivered to the house it was so hot outside that we set it up in our living room and Jadyn was able to enjoy it indoors. Mom hack: it’s super light and easy to move around.
Step2 Cascading Cove Sand and Water Table (Deluxe with accessories and umbrella)
This is technically a sand and water table but Jadyn is a little too young to have a bunch of sand at her fingertips (except for when we go to the playground), so we fill both sides up with water. Head to Target’s Dollar Spot to find some great water toys and you’re in business for hours of endless fun!
Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen
The beauty of Step2 products is that they’re light and easily transportable. We currently have this kitchen in our living room but can easily pick it up and bring it outside if we’re having a barbecue. With an inexpensive food add-on from Amazon, this kitchen, too, provides endless hours of fun for Jadyn.
SplashEZ 3-in-1 Sprinkler for Kids, Splash Pad, and Wading Pool for Learning
Mom tip: set this up before it gets too hot outside so the sun can warm up the water. While Jadyn is a little skeptical of sitting in the actual pool part of this splash pad, she loves having the rotating sprinklers spray water on her. Too cute and so much fun.
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