ROLL AWAY THE SUMMER HEAT WITH THIS COOL KIDS ACTIVITY THAT WILL LEAVE THEM SCREAMING FOR MORE!
If you’re like many moms, having the kids out of school for the summer leaves you with a somewhat bittersweet feeling. Sure, it gives the kids a well-deserved break, but what about all the extra work for moms?! Well, we at BabyMe invite you to get back to basics with your kids by trying this simple recipe for chilly fun.
What child doesn’t like ice cream? And what child doesn’t enjoy getting a little crazy in the kitchen? With this virtually mess free activity, you can take the break that you deserve while watching your children delight in the making of their very own sweet frozen goodness.
Here is the quick, easy…and delicious recipe which will keep your little ones busy on hot summer days. You will need:
1 large (3 lb.) container with a tight-fitting lid
1 small (12-16 oz.) container with a tight-fitting lid
2 cups of whole or 2% milk
½ cup of sugar or substitute’s equivalent
1 teaspoon vanilla
cubed or crushed ice
Let’s get started by combining the milk, sugar (or substitute) and vanilla in the small container (coffee containers are great for this). Stir it up and seal the lid tightly. Place this small container inside the larger container and pour ice around all sides until it is halfway full. Now, generously sprinkle salt all over the ice. Next, add more ice until the larger container is full. Then, add even more salt on top of the ice and seal it up. Lastly, take it outside to be rolled all around for about 30 minutes (This is your break, so do something enjoyable).
The kids will have so much fun rolling the chilly wet container in anticipation of the cool reward inside! You’re sure to appreciate their priceless expressions as they peek in on their yummy creation. What a sweet sense of accomplishment for a child! The delicious result is sure to leave them all screaming for ice cream again and again, so be prepared to take multiple 30 minute breaks…with plenty of time-outs for sampling! Now, isn’t summer sweet?