It’s summer and the living is easy. Or, at least it is supposed to be. But, y’all. I live in the South. It’s hot. It’s humid. With the heat index reaching 105 degrees, going outside can feel like standing inside an oven. The worst part? I don’t want to stay inside! I want to be out enjoying the sunshine. I’ve encouraged this love of outdoors with the kids too. What’s our secret to staying outside? Keeping a cooler of snacks on hand. Hey, you never know when the urge to snack might occur.
One of my favorite snacks this summer is Yoplait Yogurt Mix-Ins. I keep yogurt in the fridge year-round for my sweet cravings, but there’s something about that rich, creamy goodness in the summer that I can’t resist. I’ve discovered a couple of new flavors at Walmart I had to try; Yoplait Yogurt Mix-Ins Very Berry Crisp and Yoplait Yogurt Mix-Ins Salted Caramel Pretzel. And I’ll give you one of my secret tips: After stirring in the mix-ins, you can place the yogurt in a small 3 ounces sized cup. Place a popsicle stick in the cup and place it into the freezer. In about an hour you will have a delicious yogurt pop. I keep some of these on hand for when I need a decadent treat.
Since it is the height of summer, the kids could be saying, “I am bored! What is there to do around here?” Although my favorite option when the kids say this is to assign chores, I also try to find fun activities. We pack a cooler and head out. Here are some of our favorite places to “Mix It Up” that are almost guaranteed to please the kids.
1. Anywhere involving water. It doesn’t matter if it is the pool, the lake, or just a sprinkler in the back yard, you can’t go wrong with water play. Bonus points if you happen to live near a beach!
2. At the park. Parks are a great place to explore and play during the day, but check out their night time activities too! Many of them have free movie nights.
3. Staycations. Find a favorite free or low-cost activity in your area or check out one of the local attractions you’ve always wanted to see but never visited.
4. At home. Plan a family movie night or a family game night. Serve snacks like Yoplait Mix-Ins.
These are some of the top ideas that has kept my family from the dreaded summer boredoms and provided lots of memories! Have you tried Yoplait Mix-Ins? What is your favorite summer activity-alone or with the family?