Read Related: 7 Activities for Kids to Fight Summer BoredomPALETA-MAKING 101 I don’t know of a single child who will pass on having a Popsicle. So why not introduce them to the Popsicle’s rich cousin—la paleta? (Warning: There’s no going back once you’ve tasted one of these recipes!) And for those of us in love with the heavenly taste of paletas, there are tons of recipes online; but the one from our favorite Latina recipe blog, A Little Cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate, is to die for! Clementina, blogger and chef extraordinaire, shares with us her recipes for making mango, watermelon, and coconut-pineapple paletas—YUM!
Or to keep your kids occupied even longer, break out those pumpkin-carving tools and let them design their own watermelon sculptures. If they need ideas, have them look at this amazing collection on the National Watermelon Promotion Board website. If you click on a picture, it will give you some easy-to-follow directions. You can also find many other fabulous watermelon-related games and activities in the site’s Educator section.