Instead of water balloons make sponge bombs! This is a great way to beat the heat without using up a lot of water, and sponge bombs can be used and re-used all Summer long. (And don't have all those balloon pieces everywhere!
Game of tag on a scorching hot day, squishy sponge balls are summer's alternative to snowballs. Made from dollar store kitchen sponges that are cut up and tied together, they last longer than water balloons and are softer and splashier than regular balls.
Start bedtime routine as usual, while one parent makes bags of popcorn and hot cocoa and places them in the car, don't forget to have Christmas music to play! When the kids climb into bed, they will find a ticket hidden. The kids are instructed to.