Cover photo by Michael Bustamante
Summer is a kid’s dream. But with cancelled vacations and delayed school starting times, it takes a little more creativity to keep kids cool and entertained.
If you’ve run out of inspiration for kid-friendly backyard fun, we’ve rounded up some activities, gadgets, and recipes kids (and parents) are sure to love.
Fun and Games
A spin on the classic Duck, Duck, Goose, with water splashes abound. Instead of shouting “It!'”, the leader drenches the other person with a bucket of water.
The makers of Watermelon Ball say it’s the “ultimate swimming pool” game. It’s a ball that floats like a watermelon, without the fear of making a mess in your pool. The ball can be passed up to ten feet and dribbled like a basketball— all under water.
Sprinklers have never been this over-the-top. Check out some of these larger-than-life designs from BigMouth Inc., some up to nine feet tall! (There’s even a Demogorgon for Stranger Things fans)
Summer is pretty much a synonym for ice cream, popsicles, and s’mores. These recipes will undoubtedly become your part of your summer dessert rotation.
Fruits and vegetables, all in technicolor.
An out-of-this world treat that’s as much fun to make as it is to eat.
It wouldn’t be summer (or a Solo Stove recipe list) without a s’more, and this is one of the wildest s’more recipes we’ve ever seen. Cookie dough sandwiched by S’mores flavored Pop Tarts? It’s like a s’moreception.
Check out our livestream archive on Facebook for more s’more recipes from resident s’more connoisseur, Chris.