Hot summer months not only raise temperatures but these as well:
Risk for heat exhaustion or stroke, and electricity bills.
What if I told you there are ways to stay cool without switching the aircondition on?
Here are simple ways to cool down the kiddos. Of course, in true Green Eggs & Moms style, we’re doing it the FUN way by using movie and TV references as well as creativity.
7 Movies & TV shows that can cool down your kids
Remember the cool shooting scenes from the movie? You can do those in a safer way.
Dig up buried water guns for some serious play and cooling-down time.
Nothing does the job faster than water. Aim for the nape, hands and feet. Let’s leave the face and ears out since it isn’t nice to get water in them.
2. American Idol
This is inspired by James Durbin from last season; he wore bandanas.
Do your kids even know what those are?
Now is the time to introduce this type of accessory to them.
Dunk the bandanas in water and tie them around your children’s forehead. That will cool them down.
Don’t have any?
Use towels instead but this time, just place them on the forehead or nape area.
3. The Mist (movie based on Stephen King’s book)
Want a less active way to cool down compared to water fights? This is for you.
Fill a spray bottle with water and voila! A cheap yet effective way to stay cool.
Just tell the kids to keep a good distance between the bottle and their face to prevent hurting the eyes.
Oh, and it’s even better to use it in front of a fan.
4. Game of Thrones: Winter is coming
Beat the summer heat by placing a basin of ice behind a fan. Gather the whole family in front of the latter and enjoy the icy air.
5. The Shawshank Redemption
Tie your inmates’ (aka kids) wrists facing up and lead them to a faucet.
Let water run on their wrists for about 10 seconds. That will change their body’s temperature for an hour to keep them cool.
6. Top Chef
What could be better than eating your way to beating the summer heat?
Pretend the kids are contestants for Gordon Ramsay. Prepare quick and easy snacks using foods that cool the body.
Sneak in fruit smoothies while you’re at it.
7. Backdraft (1991 movie about firefighters)
The kids are on fire! Hurry, hose them down!
That’s it, easy peasy!
Not a skeptic anymore, eh?
What are you waiting for?
Try them. You have nothing to lose.
Step away from the computer and have fun with the kids while preventing them from overheating, ‘cos last time I checked, it was 35c and that’s just waaaaay too hot.
Did I miss anything? Feel free to add to the list by leaving a comment below.
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