Stay Cool This Weekend + Fancy Free Friday


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This weekend’s heat wave may have ruined your plans to lounge on the beach or wander around the zoo, but you don’t have to melt outside in order to have a fun weekend with your family.

Our Kids has a great list of indoor activities for kids in the DC area. From paint your own pottery stores and indoor pools to museums and indoor play areas, Our Kids has something that kids from all age levels will enjoy. Plus, the site has extensive reviews of each location, so you know exactly what to expect. If that’s not enough, check out this article to learn five other ways to beat the heat in Northern Virginia.

Make your picnic that much fancier with this picnic backpack

Fancy Free Friday is back! Going along with the theme of family-friendly activities, this week’s giveaway is an elaborate “Picnic Plus” backpack. With plates, cups, silverware, salt and pepper shakers, and even a cheese board, this backpack has everything you need for a picnic feast. But you might have to make it an indoor picnic until the temperature drops a few degrees.

Just like last week, all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered to win. But if you have your heart set on being the envy of every picnic-goer at the park, you can double your chances of winning by subscribing to BuildingBlocks. Either way, leave us a comment and let us know your tips for staying cool and having fun with your family. Check back on Monday to see who won!

-Jenna Temkin