Hey GEMS! We’ll all be spending more time playing outside and being active now that school is out. Since it’s hotter in the summer it’s important that we all drink plenty of water. We want to stay healthy so we can have lots of fun this summer, so we’ve come up with 5 tips for how to drink enough water.
But first if you’re not convinced you should be drinking water, here are a few fun facts for those of you who need to know why!
Our body is made up of 60% to 70% water. Now that’s a LOT of water! That alone should make all of us see how important it is to drink water! Our body uses water in so many ways. It’s needed for our muscles and joints to move, for our brain to think, for our stomach to digest food, and to keep our body from getting too hot or too cold. Water even effects if we are in a good or bad mood!
So, here’s our 5 tips on how to get enough water this summer!
Get a colorful cup, with a fun straw. That’s way more fun than a plain glass, or a clear plastic water bottle, and you’ll always know which water is yours! Why not buy two? You can leave one at home, and take the other one with you when you go outside to play or go to the pool. Is super important to drink water when you’re active.
Put slices of lemon, lime, cucumber, or mint leaves in your water. It gives it a nice light natural taste.
Tip from Giselle:
We have lemon trees and also mint growing in our back yard. I love to put 4-5 mint leaves or a lemon slice in a glass of ice water. Sometimes I make a whole pitcher of mint water or lemon water and keep it in the fridge for everyone to enjoy. It tastes even better when it sits in the fridge for a while.
Hey GEMS! Here’s a summer joke for you!
Hey GEMS! Keep on laughing! Put the hot dog emoji in the comments if you want to eat hot dogs this summer! xoxo Evangeline
There’s so many fun places you can swim. We want to know what’s your favorite place to go? Vote now!
Tell us about your favorite swimming place in the comments!
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Hey GEMS! We hope you get lots of frozen treats to cool off this summer.Which frozen treat did you get from the quiz? Tell us in the comments!
Hey GEMS! There’s all kinds of fun things we want to do this summer, and we just realized we’re going to need some money! We figured you probably do too, so we came up with six ideas for how to earn $$ this summer. Make sure you ask your parents for permission before you try any of these. You might want to do these jobs with a friend and split the money. That’s even more fun!
Set up a table and chair in your yard by the street. Make a sign that says lemonade $1.00 (or whatever price you choose). Make some lemonade. You could also make iced tea. You’ll need some disposable cups and a cooler of ice. Sit by your lemonade stand.
As cars in your neighborhood drive by, hold up your sign. Jump up and down and wave at them to get their attention. If you can get them to stop, they won’t be able to say no to an iced cold drink!
Offer to walk their dog for neighbors, friends, or family. This is a pretty easy job, and fun, except for one thing.
Make sure and take two or three doggie bags with you because if the dog does it’s business, you have to pick it up. Ewww!
Show your report card to your parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles. You never know, they might pay for good grades.
Don’t forget your grandparents. Our grandparents pay way better than our mom and dad!
We hope your summer is off to an awesome start. Put the emoji you chose in the comments!
Hey GEMS: Here’s a funny one for you!
Put the banana emoji in the comment if you love bananas. Hope you get lots of time to laugh this summer! xoxo from Evangeline.
?GEMS we have a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT on Friday. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss it. Tell us your guess for the announcement in the comments! xo ?
Super fun plush pillow! Evangeline loves fun art projects and especially crafts at home. Family friendly crafts for kids = Yay! ?
?GEMS this craft was so super fun! What kind of crafts do you like to make? Tell me in the comments! Hugs & Love!!! xo, Evangeline ???
What will you miss the most about school this summer?
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