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The Child Life Team at MassGeneral Hospital for Children shares some tips for fun indoor activities to help parents have fun with their kids while avoiding the heat.

Playing It Cool In The Heat


Searching for a activites that will keep your kids entertained while avoiding the soaring temperatures outside? The MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Child Life Team shares tips on fun indoor activities:

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  • A movie afternoon: Lights Off, Shades Down, Popsicles instead of Popcorn…And enjoy the show!
  • Touch base with your inner artist: Glue together your now-empty popsicle sticks to make your own creation (picture frame, etc.)!
  • Use your imagination as you create your very own sailboat "fort": Plug in the fans and let the fun begin!
  • Bring the pool inside: Hop in the tub and grab your rubber ducky for a mid-day swim!
  • Indoor picnic: Unpack your basket full of lunch-time goodies on the living room floor. They'll be no ants in sight!
  • Teddy Bear ICED Tea Party: Switch the hot beverages for your favorite cold brew.
  • Keep that oven off: Try an ice cream sundae or no-bake treat!
  • Create your own electricity: With a board game tournament!
  • Leave the sand at the beach: Swamp the sand for legos or blocks for some castle-building fun!
  • Scavenger hunt: Turn of the lights and grab those flashflights to locate your children on hidden items during an indoor scavenger hunt!
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