6 Free Things to Do When the Heat Is Insane! | South Houston Moms

Well, we had our hottest day on record this week and the heat isn’t going any where. In fact, we are officially looking forward to days in the mid-90’s and if that doesn’t say summer is HERE, I don’t know what does. Here are some free and low-cost ideas to help keep the kids busy while keeping cool!


Local Library Events
Have you visited your local library recently, or checked out their programming? Enjoy story-time, toddler-time, crafts, teen projects, book clubs, summer reading programs and more. These activities are especially perfect for weekdays when you need to break up the day. Head to the Local Event Calendar or the links below to see what’s happening!

Brazoria County Library System
Fort Bend County Libraries
Friendswood Library


Splash Pads
If you can’t make it to the pool, splash pads are perfect for cooling the kids down (and running off their pent-up energy). A couple hours in the morning or afternoon will surely add some excitement to your day. Check out our Splash Pad Guide to help you find a local one, or try a new one!


Delores Fenwick Nature Center
This beautiful environmental education center located in Pearland offers hands-on learning opportunities based on the native plants and animals we see everyday! Enjoy viewing live native animals, interactive exhibits and crafts. Admission is free (special programming is available for a small fee). Visit their website for more information!


Art Museum TX – Sugar Land
Walk through and take in the beautiful display of various Texas local art. The Art Museum TX is dedicated to presenting our region’s contemporary art to the public! With it’s convenient location in Sugar Land Town Square, it’s easy to make a day out of it and grab brunch or lunch while you’re in the area.


Lone Star Flight Museum ($5 Thursdays)
Though it’s not entirely free, taking advantage of their $5 general admission on Thursdays is a great idea. There is so much summer fun going on over there including a wonderful children’s area, flight simulators, an impressive fleet of aircraft and summer programming activities you can find on their website.


Virtual Activities
If you’re not looking to leave the house, check out our Virtual Activities Guide! You’ll find a shortlist of virtual activities including Writing Skills, Public Speaking, Arts & Crafts, Woodworking, Language Programs, Coding Classes, Movie Production Workshops, SAT/ACT Test Prep, Science Activities, Acting Classes, and More! We hope your family takes advantage of some of these amazing opportunities, right in your own home. (Activities listed in guide are not free, but included here as a wonderful stay at home option).

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