Pinning Summer: Popular Parenting Pinterest Pin Picks


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Yesterday marked the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. For my Popular Parenting Pinterest Pin Picks of the week, here are my top pins inspired by the summer season.

Popular Simple Water Activity Pin

Sprinklers are a fun activity for staying cool during the summer for children and adults alike. To make a simple water sprinkler from your backyard, poke holes in an empty soda bottle and attach a hose from a fun soda bottle water sprinkler from Wedding Day Pins.

Soda Bottle Water Sprinkler

Popular Elaborate Water Activity Pin

If your kids love to play outside in the water but you want a sprinkler setup that is a little more elaborate than a recycled soda bottle, try the popular DIY kiddie car wash from Mom Endeavors.

Kiddie Car Wash

Popular Cool Summer Activity Pin

What better way to get the kids outside than a giant ice cube filled with toys from Crumbbums. Simply fill a plastic container with water, food coloring, and toys and freeze. Kids will spend hours chiseling the toys out while keeping cool outside on a hot day.

Giant Ice Cube Activity

Popular Inventive Summer Activity Pin

If you love playing outside with chalk but are tired of the same old dry sidewalk chalk, try the inventive ice chalk from Reading Confetti. All you need is cornstarch, water, and food coloring.

Ice Chalk

Popular Popsicle Pin

What better way to stay cool in the summer than an ice cold Popsicle. Rachel Sanders offers 33 inventive recipes for making homemade ice pops in a variety of flavors.

33 Super Cool Popsicles

Do you have a favorite summer pin? Share in the comments below.

Read more from Heather Johnson at The Parenting Patch.


Heather Johnson
Heather Johnson is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother. She earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing from Illinois State University in May 2007, an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2009, and an MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics at Illinois State University in December 2011. Her websites include The Parenting Patch and Linguistics Girl.

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