We are getting into those "dog days of summer". It's hot, humid and the kids will not stop complaining. Here are four tricks to help beat the summer heat!

1. Make ice cubes using aloe vera. Sun burn in unavoidable. When your kids get burnt they can rub cool aloe on the affected areas! You can also just put a whole bottle of aloe in the fridge if you want to keep it simple!


2. Freeze a bunch of water balloons, and use them in your cooler instead of ice. Then you can have a water balloon fight after they melt! They put the "fun" in functional!


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3. Make a frozen necklace to keep your kids cool. Just cut up a sponge, thread some string through all the pieces, get them wet then freeze it for an hour!


4. When you're at the pool or the beach, hide your money in an empty tube of chap stick. The chances of someone stealing chap stick off your towel are a lot lower than someone taking your wallet.

What are your best tips for keeping cool this summer? Leave them in a comment below!