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Stay Out of the Sun: Indoor Activities

May 20, 2024
2 minutes

Typically, summer temps are synonymous with outdoor fun: People lounging poolside, catching a local baseball game, or grilling hot dogs in the evening sun. But when a big heat wave hits, the last thing you want to do is spend any time outside, not only because it’s uncomfortable, but also because it can be dangerous.

Whether you’re looking for things to do when bored with friends, finding new ways to entertain the kids, or just want to make the most of your indoor me-time, these ideas will help you beat the heat at home. (Of course, you can also utilize some of the cool (in certain cases, literally cool) indoor activities your area has to offer—the local movie theater, a spa day, a museum, the library, an escape room activity.)

Ideas for kids:

  • Create an Indoor Obstacle Course
  • Do an Indoor Scavenger Hunt
  • Play a Board Game
  • Explore Water Beads
  • Make No-Bake Treats
  • Try Indoor Gardening
  • Put on a Play
  • Make up a Dance Routine
  • Play Hide and Seek
  • Make Homemade Ice Tea and/or Lemonade

Ideas for adults:

  • Solve a Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Read a book
  • FaceTime a Long-Distance Friend
  • Try a New Recipe
  • Tackle a DIY Project
  • Play Casino Games
  • Watch a Movie Series From Start to Finish

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