Beat the Heat!

I’m excited to be a part of The Berry Bunch’s A Week to Beat the Heat and share a fun way to keep your children entertained. Goodness if it gets any hotter! It’s definitely summer in South Carolina with 95 plus degree days! Are you and the kids trying to find ways to ‘Beat the Heat’?


My boys love the outdoors! If they could have their wish we’d be outside from sun up to sun down. In the upstate of South Carolina, there are hiking trails everywhere. During the hot summer days, we head to the mountains to keep cold and enjoy our outdoors time. However, we can’t go to the mountains every day! So keep the boys moving and shaking, I came up with an awesome use for water and ice.

What you’ll need:

  • Ice trays
  • Washable, Finger, or Tempera Paint
  • Water
  • Freezer
  • Construction Paper
  • Warm Summer Day


Here’s the recipe:

  1. Fill ice trays 1/2 full with cold water.
  2. Add paint (~1/2 to fill the cups).
  3. Stir the water and paint together with toothpicks.
  4. Place in the freezer for approximately 4 hours.

Simple! Once you’re outside slightly twist the ice trays to free the cubes. Remember the hotter the day the better. Each kid receives a piece of construction paper and chooses a cube of ice to start. Now let the fun begin! Sit back and watch has the ice melts from the outside temperature and body heat. The messier your kids are the better!

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My boys enjoyed the activity so much! We brought the ice trays back inside, filled with water (still plenty of paint left), and placed in the freezer. Ready for our next adventure.

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