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activities + games to survive summer

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alright y’all we’ve officially made it to the end of July! but if you live in texas or somewhere similar…that means we have like 2 months of heat left haha our summers are SO hot and SO long. so if you’re anything like we are…you might be going a little stir crazy at this point / running out of activities to do (especially if your kids aren’t in any kind of summer school or MDO). we’ve had to get creative to keep shiloh entertained and make the days not so miserable bc of the heat! so today i wanted to share with you guys what activities we are loving right now to help you make it through the rest of summer!

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activities + games to survive summer

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we have a pool in our backyard and it's been a LIFESAVER in the summers! BUT even if you don't have a pool...this inflatable one is still SO fun and the kids love it! we have this one out at the lakehouse and the kids love swimming in it even though they have the option of the lake. it's easy to watch them on (and also get in and cool off when you're sweating to death haha).

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shiloh LOVES this scooter with light up wheels and its been so fun to cruise around at sunset or early mornings! its a great way for kids to get some exercise + movement in without you having to carry a bike after they get tired lol.

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our neighbor had a laser gun bday party a few months ago and his mom ordered these laser guns for the party. they were SUCH a hit! really cheap on amazon but such a fun indoor activity for your kids to do with their friends! the kids were entertained for hours!

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we have this game out at the lake and it's such a fun after dinner activity to do with adults or kids! even shiloh loves to so it really is great for all ages. a fun outdoor activity that doesn't require a lot of running around or sweating haha!

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this is the play set we have out at the lakehouse and the kids LOVE it. i will say...it was a beating for the guys to assemble lol but we've gotten SO much use out of it. kids from ages 18 months to 9 years old have all loved it!

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these water balloons have almost 15,000 almost all 5 star reviews! and shiloh is OBSESSED with them! they are also SO easy to fill & tie - you can legit fill & tie 100 water balloons in 60 seconds! such a fun outdoor summer activity with kids!

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if you're looking for a fun game to do indoors with your little girl...shiloh is obsessed with this board game! her and i play it together or she plays it with her friends when they come over! what girl doesn't love jewelry and crowns?!

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another boardgame we love playing with shiloh! we've had this for about a year and play ALL the time and she's still not tired of it! i'd say this is great for kids anywhere 4 and up!

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another fun little toy we have out at the lake that's been fun for a wide range of ages! shiloh loves having tea parties with her friends!

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we got this barista station for shiloh for christmas and we've gotten SO MUCH use out of it! she makes us 'coffee' every morning, plays with it when friends come over, or by herself. i also think it looks so cute haha we keep ours out in the dining room downstairs since she uses it so much!

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this isn't necessarily for kids haha but my sister katelyn has this gel polish kit and always paints the little girls' nails when we're out at the lake. this thing has been a great purchase for my sis (her nails always look like she got them done at the salon) and the kids love getting their nails done too!

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if you happen to have a lakehouse we have LOVED this floating dock! it's such a fun way to be in the lake without having to be IN the lake the whole time if that makes sense haha. we love to lay out on it and the kids love jumping off of it doing tricks!

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my niece and nephew brought this bracelet making kit out to the lake and it looked like such a fun activity for kids! you make bracelets with rubber bands on a loom, and you can choose from any combo of rubber band colors! i'm not sure if shiloh would be able to figure out how to do it so i'd say this is probably great for kids anywhere 5 and up!

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shiloh LOVES these 'sticker by number' books! i'm always so surprised that she can do them all by herself. she'll sit at our bar and one page might take her like 30mins but she'll sit there, uninterrupted and just work on the page all by herself! this is also a great activity book to bring to restaurants or on planes!

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we got shiloh her first sleeping bag for a 'late over' bday party she went to and she is OBSESSED! you wouldn't think a sleeping bag could entertain a kid so much haha but she pretends like she's camping or just plays with it around the house!

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what activities are your kids loving this summer?! what’s helping keep y’all entertained? would love for you to share in the comments below! thanks for reading!

 

xo Lauren

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