We live in south Florida, so summertime is hot. For that reason, we like to keep things light and simple with lots of drinks, salads and fun time in the pool.
Because kids never want to stop playing to drink anything, it's hard to keep them hydrated in the summer heat. But give them a frozen pop, and they will sit and eat it. I layer red, white and blue sports drinks in plastic cups and freeze them with Popsicle sticks. It works great, and kids love them. This way, we know they won’t be overheated when we start the old-fashioned sack race.