The 30 Best Summer Parenting Hacks To Keep Kids Happy And Parents Sane

#1. Behold, the secret to drip-free ice popsicles: GELATIN.

summer parenting hacks

The Paisley Cupcake

Here’s how.

#2. Keep snacks organized with a bead container.

summer parenting hacks

Clean and Scentsible

Find out more here.

#3. Don’t throw out those containers of baby wipes. Use them to carry toys, craft supplies, and snacks, instead.

summer parenting hacks

Plain Vanilla Mom

#4. Use Press ‘n Seal to make a spill-proof cup. Perfect for road trips!

summer parenting hacks

Life as Mama

#5. Glue magnets to drinking cups to keep hot and thirsty kids hydrated.

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Fun Family Crafts

More here.

#6. Turn a large sheet into a huge art canvas.

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Call Me Mama Aleisha

#7. Soothe itchy mosquito bites with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.

summer parenting hacks

Nourishing Joy

Get the instructions here.

#8. Create your own magnetic travel games using old candy tins.

summer parenting hacks

733 Blog

Here’s how.

#9. Serve condiments in muffin tins.

summer parenting hacks

Yesterday on Tuesday

It’s convenient, and helps you cut down on dishwashing, too.

#10. Label popsicle sticks with activities for inspiration when boredom strikes.

summer parenting hacks

Artists Helping Children

Have fun brainstorming ideas together.