Five Fun Ways to Beat the Summer Heat & a $25 Target G.C. Giveaway


popsicle ways to beat the summer heat

popsicle 5 ways to beat the summer heat

I am aware that most of the U.S. population has been sweltering for some time.   However in Minnesota we are just starting to feel the summer heat.  Yesterday it was an uncomfortable 93 degrees outside.  Unless you relish the humidity and heat, this type of weather clearly requires some forward thinking.  My Norwegian ancestry has not prepared me to handle this type of weather.  Thirty below zero and heavy snowstorms? No problem! But high humidity leaves me with a fuzzy head.

Here are five of my fun ways to beat the summer heat.  Just a few more months and I can be comfortable with my snow piles once again:)

popsicle sprinkler fun

1. Sprinkler Fun– It never fails, but the water from our hose outside always produces the coldest water.  It is almost downright frigid.  But when the temps are high, that cool water feels divine.  My kids love running through the spraying water.  Moments like this are definitely memories in the making.

popsicle swimming pool fun

2.  Visit your local swimming pool.  I must admit I am not as inclined to pursue this method of cooling off.  With three little kids, visiting the local swimming pool can be a bit stressful.  It is impossible to keep my eye on all of them.  Essentially I scan between the youngest two continuously and occasionally throw in a reassuring glance at my oldest.  But a few times a year I’ll exhaust myself for the sheer joy it brings my little guys.  They love swimming at our local pool.

popsicle sweet treat

3. Cooling Sweet Treats–   While my little guys love romping around in the water perhaps their favorite way to cool down is by inhaling some sweet treats.  Popsicles make for a delicious snack.  They love selecting their perfect flavor and taste-testing each others to see who has the best one.

popsicle cool off this summer

4. Spray Bottle Fun- This activity is a twist on a the traditional water gun fight.  Spray bottles are a little bit more friendly and I can encourage my boys to just spray themselves instead of each other.  Of course, there is always bound to be some mayhem.  Simply fill up spray bottles with cool water and then spray away outside.  It’s sure to take the bite out of the summer heat.

popsicle relaxing summer reading

5. Relax with a good book. Sometimes just staying put is a good idea.  Summer is a great time to lay out under a fan to catch up on an interesting novel.  While my three little guys are very active they are also dedicated book fanatics.  Each one will quietly become engrossed with a book, while inadvertently helping keep cool.  We have already visited our local library to stay stocked up on lots of various reading material.  It is so important to keep kids engaged in learning during the summer months and library books are a free way to do so.

How do you stay cool during the summer months?  For those of you that live down South I’m sure you are pros at beating the heat.  Do you have any advice for a fair-skinned Northerner like myself;)

Another great way to cool off this summer is by attending a Popsicle Party in your area! Come join the fun with family-fun summer activities, free Popsicle pops and more! Connect with Popsicle via Facebook to see where a party will be held near you!

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To help one of you beat the summer heat Popsicle is kindly sponsoring a $25 Target gift card!

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  1. susan smoaks says

    my favorite flavor of popsicles is the sour patch kids flavor, they are so good!

  2. My favorite popsicle is the original, cherry flavor.

  3. Marti Parks says

    My favorite is orange creamsicles.

  4. Tari Lawson says

    Fudgicles are my favorite.

  5. Lisa Brown says

    I like the Popsicle Firecracker

  6. Mary Happymommy says

    I like fudgesicles.

  7. I like orange popsicles.

  8. Cynthia R says

    my favorite is the original fudgiscles

  9. kelley wood says

    I love the cherry!! 🙂 So summer!

  10. I like grape

  11. emilynhr says


  12. Angela Kinder says

    I love the Jolly Rancher Popsicles!

  13. Christie says

    Orange creamsicle for sure!

  14. Cynthia C says

    i like cherry popsicles.

  15. I like the firecracker flavor. It reminds me of chasing down the ice cream truck when I was a little kid.

  16. Thomas Murphy says

    I like fudgsicle’s

  17. I like cherry!

  18. Mary Calabrese says

    cherry is my favorite.

  19. joanne major says

    i love the banana flavored

  20. April Brenay says

    I love Grape! totally my favorite

  21. Cherry

  22. Grape is my favorite! Yum.

  23. I like the Fudgsicles.

  24. Diane Sallans says

    I love the Cherry flavored

  25. Cherry is my favorite.

  26. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    I LIKE THE Swirlz Chocolate & Vanilla.

  27. Christina Burrell says


  28. Jennifer Rogers says

    Cherry is our favorite flavor or lime!

  29. Heather Freeman says

    I like the original popsicle in orange.

  30. Dorothy Teel says

    I love these soda-shop flavors – Root Beer, Banana and Lemon Lime I like all of them greatly, but I really like the Banana one… Yummy

  31. amy pugmire says

    we love the jolly ranchers and the orange creamsicle.

  32. My sweetie likes the Marvel Heroes and I like the Firecrackers.

  33. I like the fudgesicles.

  34. Olivia Rubin says

    I eat the. Sugar free chocolate fudgciscles

  35. I like banana popsicles.

  36. I love Fudgsicles! Can’t eat just one. But I also like grape Popsicles.

  37. My favorite flavor of Popsicle has always been cherry. It’s been a while since I bought any and would love to try their Jolly Rancher flavors.

  38. I like cherry popsicles

  39. Always Cherry!

  40. My favorite is the Orange popsicles.

  41. mrsshukra says

    Orange Creamsicles always brings back memories!

  42. I like the Firecracker Popsicles.

  43. Jessie C. says

    Cherry flavor is my favorite.

  44. Have to have Cherry!

  45. Orange

  46. Et Pruitt says

    Grape flavor is my favorite

  47. Ann Fantom says

    I love Popsicle’s Creamsicle 100 Calorie Bars

  48. Michelle S. says

    I like the Banana and Root Beer ones

  49. Veronica L. says

    We love their Creamsicle pops 🙂

  50. Stephanie Phelps says

    I love banana flavor it was my favorite as a kid and I love grape to yummy! Having a craving now lol

  51. Cherry has always been my go-to flavor of Popsicle!

  52. Sheila K. says

    I like cherry flavor!

  53. trisha kilpatrick says

    I have always just loved the Firecrackers. That combination of flavors just screamed summer to me.

  54. Sylvia White says

    I like grape

  55. Orange is my favorite flavor of Popsicle. So refreshing on a hot summer day!

  56. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    love the cherry
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  57. Love me a cherry popsicle!

  58. Claire McKeon says

    I love Grape Popsicles! Yum, so refreshing, now I want one!

  59. Tabathia B says

    I love the fudgesicle

  60. Adrienne Gordon says

    i like cherry

  61. betty wojnar says

    I love the popsicle airheads-red

  62. Holly Thomas says

    Sour Patch Kids are my favorite!!

  63. the cherry sounds good

  64. Kathleen says


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  65. Tracy Robertson says

    My favorite are the Creamsicle ones, especially the orange.

  66. cherry for sure

  67. Melanie Montgomery says

    Good ‘ole orange!

  68. I love the sour patch kid flavor

  69. Fudgsicles is our favorite.

  70. Debra Hall says

    i love the grape

  71. courtney hennagir says

    i love the sour patch kids flavor!

  72. Michele Behlen says

    My favorite is cherry.

  73. Kimberly Schotz says

    I like the orange Popsicles

  74. Kim Henrichs says

    old fashioned Fudgsicles!

  75. lisagee1234 says

    Cherry is my fave.

  76. Amanda Sakovitz says

    Cherry is my favorite

  77. Suzanne K says

    toss up between orange and fudgesickles

  78. I like the Sour Patch lime.

  79. sandra davis says

    my favorite popsicles are cherry…yum

  80. Mihaela D. says

    the Orange popsicles

  81. Shanda J says

    We love the old classic cherry flavor here

  82. Monique Rizzo says

    Root beer.
    Thanks for the chance.

  83. Christina Sparks says

    Popsicle® Sour Patch Kids™

  84. nichol tone says

    I love orange creamcicles

  85. steve weber says

    my favorite is either pineapple or root beer.

  86. Charlene S says

    Orange, Cherry, Grape is my favorite Popsicles.

  87. Barbara Montag says

    Love the Jolly Rancher – thank you.

  88. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says


  89. Emily Adams says

    Cherry is my fvorite

  90. Tina Cant says

    My favorite flavor is Cherry

  91. Wanda McHenry says

    The Orange Creamsicles

  92. we love the firecrackers

  93. Jen Haile says

    The Orange Creamsicles are my favorite!

  94. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says

    I go for the cherry first. That is, unless there’s a creamsicile.

  95. Red. Always red.

  96. I like Cherry.

  97. My favorite is orange creamsicles.

  98. Jenny Stanek says

    Banana strawberry!

  99. sharon gullikson says


  100. Rebecca Graham says

    I like the Jolly Ranchers flavors.

  101. Root Beer

  102. Amy Green says

    I’ll have to go with the Creamsicle Bar-what a treat!

  103. Carrie Phelps says

    My favorite is the Slow Melt Mighty Minis.

  104. My favorite is grape!

  105. My kids love the Air Heads flavor Popsicle.

  106. Debra Pauley says

    My favorite popsicle is the original, cherry flavor.

  107. I have always loved Root Beer Popsicles!

  108. Lori Taube says

    Definitely cherry!

  109. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    Orange Is My Favorite Flavor!

  110. fudgesicles are my favorite

  111. Orange Creamsicles!

  112. sugar free fudgsicles!

  113. Andrea Darst says

    I love, love, LOVE banana popsicles!

  114. It is cherry for me!

  115. Colleen Boudreau says


  116. ashley tuckett says

    i love the jolly rancher

  117. cherry

  118. I love orange and root beer flavors!

  119. Kathy L. says

    I like the Jolly Rancher flavors!

  120. I like the cherry flavor.

  121. Grape has been my favorite since I was little. The Jolly Rancher sound interesting.

  122. I like the Fudgesicle.

  123. i gotta go with grape ! classic

  124. Kristi C says

    My favorite is the cherry flavored.

  125. I like lemon popsicles.

  126. We like creamsicles!

  127. i like cherry flavors

  128. i like the sour patch kids flavors

  129. Carmen Q. says

    Jolly Rancher is my favorite flavor

  130. Michelle S says

    Definitely cherry!

  131. I like the Scribbles ones.

  132. Hi! Good Afternoon. My fave is Cherry. I wish they made a whole box of just cherry! Thank you. Vicki.

  133. Carolyn G says


  134. Connie Lee says

    I like the original orange cream popsicles

  135. Colleen Maurina says

    I like their Orange Creamsicle 100 Calorie Bars.

  136. ryan minton says

    i love the orange spongebob squarepants push up pops

  137. Leanna H says


  138. Natalie F says

    Honestly, I pretty much love them all. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Cherry. I always buy the “Marvel Super Heroes” so there is only one kind and we don’t have flavor wars among the kids!

  139. laura ari says

    My kids love the sour patch kids ones!

  140. Wild Orchid says

    I like the cherry flavored ones! Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  141. Mary Casper says

    i like grape

  142. cherry is the best

  143. I like cherry

  144. danielle lima says

    the creamsicle kind

  145. Grape & lime are my favorite.

  146. Cherry

  147. Michelle C says

    Orange Popsicles are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  148. Tanya White says

    Cherry are my favorite.

  149. Gennie Lancaster says


  150. Jill Edwards says


  151. My favorite flavor popcicle is grape!

  152. I like the orange creamsicles.

  153. Firecrackers

  154. no question…cherry

  155. Stephanie Larison says

    Yum, orange creamsicles are the best

  156. I like the original grape flavor.

  157. Charlotte Padgett says

    Cherry would be my favorite.

  158. I like root beer flavor

  159. Shelley Woodard says

    I love the red cherry ones the best. Oh so yummy.

  160. cherry

  161. I like the cherry flavor.

  162. Fudgsicle 100 Calorie Bars are my favorite.

  163. Jennifer says


  164. Jessica To says

    I like the cherry ones.

  165. My favorite is cherry!

  166. soha molina says


  167. Christine says

    Orange creamsicle

  168. My favorite flavor is Banana. Thanks

  169. rebecca shockley says

    We like the swirlz!

  170. Janna Johnson says


  171. Serena Powell says

    I like the Airhead flavored popsicles

  172. The Jolly Rancher Popsicles

  173. Shelley P says

    Root Beer is my favorite.

  174. Denise B. says

    My favorite flavor is orange.

  175. Cherry is the best, then banana

  176. Amanda Emily says


  177. I love orange! Thanks!

  178. My favorite is the Fudgesicle.

  179. I have always been a sucker for the red, white, and blue stripped ones.

  180. I like thr good old fashioned orange

  181. My favorite is Cherry.

  182. grape

  183. I like Cherry

  184. Brenda Shreve says

    red white and blue ones are my favorite

  185. Phoenixx says

    I love the orange popsicle!

  186. Kerry G. says


  187. Sacha Schroeder says

    I love the Jolly Rancher ones!

  188. Allie Sansing says

    Just plain ole cherry!

  189. I like grape

  190. I like cherry popsicles.

  191. Chris Martinez says

    I like pineapple popsicles!

  192. My favorite flavor is Big Stick® Cherry Pineapple

  193. love the sour patch kids!!

  194. Kathleen Downes says

    My favorite flavor of Popsicles is Jolly Rancher. I love all the different flavors and how they are layered together.

  195. My favorite is cherry – it’s a classic!

  196. We love Cherry!

  197. Jacob LaFountaine says

    I’m a fan of cherry

  198. Tiffany Drew says

    Grape for me!

  199. Jennifer B says

    I like regular grape

  200. I like orange!

  201. Jessica Cox says

    My favorite is Orange

  202. Belinda Shaw says


  203. Courtnie says

    I like the Popsicle Firecracker!

  204. Nadene Adams says

    I love the Sour Patch Kids popsicles.

  205. Desiree Dunbar says

    Cherry is the favorite.

  206. Firecrackers are awesome

  207. Jennifer Marie says

    I love cherry.

  208. I love the original orange flavor. Brings back such memories of my childhood because I had them all the time!

  209. Creamsicle

  210. Melissa B. says

    Chocolate and Vanilla Swirlz

  211. Meaghan F. says

    I like the Swirlz! Chocolate & Vanilla.

  212. Kyl Neusch says

    orange popsicles

  213. My favorite is grape.

  214. Sara Floyd says

    I love grape

  215. Angela M. says

    I love cherry!

  216. Michelle says


  217. Marcia Goss says

    My favorite is cherry.

  218. Any of the jolly rancher flavors.

  219. Anastasia says

    My favorite flavor is Banana!! I wish they made a box of all banana 🙂

  220. Orange is my favorite!

  221. Pauline M says

    I love the blue raspberry!

  222. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    I love love love Fudgsicles

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  223. Thomas Bellamy says


  224. I love orange popsicles.

  225. Donna Pyszk says

    Swirlz!™ Chocolate & Vanilla are my favorite

  226. Jacqui Odell says

    I like cherry!!

  227. julie murphy says

    the cherry ones

  228. Grape! 😛

  229. Samantha D says

    I go for the classic cherry flavor.

  230. Cherry!

  231. Brittney House says

    orange creamsicles.

  232. Derek Timm says

    The Airhead Popsicle.

  233. Cherry is the bomb! 🙂

  234. I like orange

  235. Cherry is my favorite.

  236. watermelon airhead is my favorite yummy.

  237. My favorite flavor of popsicles is grape. Just thinking about them brings back a lot of childhood memories.

  238. rochelle johnson says

    Swirlz!™ Chocolate & Vanilla

  239. Creamsicles are my fav!!!

  240. Carrie Wampler says

    Jolly Rancher popsicles!

  241. Susan Christy says

    Grape is my favorite

  242. My favorite is Fudgsicles, especially the No Sugar Added version.

  243. Jennifer R. says

    My favorite Popsicle flavor is the rootbeer variety.

  244. Jessica Rose says

    Love the Swirlz!™ Chocolate & Vanilla

  245. I love the Jolly Rancher ones!

  246. Laurie Pearson says

    Orange is my fav!! 🙂

  247. Cherry popsicles are THE BEST!

  248. Linda Lansford says

    I want fudgecycles

  249. since I was little it has been cherry

  250. Brittany says

    I love Creamsicles

  251. Susan Smith says

    I love cherry

  252. Joan Kubes says

    cherry is my fav

  253. Ava Chavez says

    Orange-cicles are my favorite.

  254. April Thompson says


  255. Creamsicles

  256. dawn cook says

    red, white and blue turbo rocket

  257. Theresa D says

    I really like the Jolly Rancher flavors

  258. Misses G says

    orange creamsicle

  259. crystal smith says

    The Firecrackers have been my favorite flavor since I was a kid 🙂 I didn’t realize their original Cream Bars only had 100 calories though- think I found a new favorite lol

  260. s riches says

    My favorite flavor is grape.

  261. I like cherry the best.

  262. Firecracker is delicious!

  263. Rebecca Peters says

    I love the scribbler pops

  264. Cherry

  265. GRAPE!!

  266. Tara Woods says

    My favorite flavor is cherry.

  267. Ross Hassel says

    I like grape.

  268. My favorite is orange

  269. Kari Flores says

    Cherry Creamsicles are my favorite flavor/type.

  270. The Banana Strawberry Yosicle sounds good.

  271. Jennifer says

    I love cherry!

  272. the cherry

  273. Douglas Houston says


  274. grape is my favorite

  275. The Jolly Rancher ones are my favorite.

  276. I love the Root Beer popsicles. Reminds me of my childhood 🙂

  277. Brenda Elsner says

    My favorite popsicle flavor is cherry!!

  278. Michelle W says

    I like the Sugar Free Tropicals

  279. kelly mcgrew says

    hello kitty bar!

  280. Mary Cloud says

    I love Grape and Cherry
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  281. fudgesicle or creamsicles are my faves

  282. I love classic cherry popsicles!

  283. natalia ryjova says

    I love the cherry or the firecracker@

  284. Julie Hawkins says

    I love cherry

  285. Suzanne Lewis says

    I like cherry.

  286. grape

  287. sheila ressel says

    Orange has always been my favorite.

  288. Nicole C. says

    My favorite is the Fudgesicles.

  289. Rebecca Lock says


  290. Dorothy Deakyne says

    I love Cherry Flavor

  291. orange!

  292. I love fudgesicles! YUM!

  293. Banana is my fav.

  294. Maria Smith says

    Probably cherry or banana

  295. cherry!

  296. orange!

  297. Lyndsey R. says

    Cherry is my favorite.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  298. krystal wethington says


  299. Karrie Millheim says

    I love Cherry best

  300. Kathleen S. says

    I love the Firecracker Popsicles. Yum!

  301. Ashley Morrissey says

    Sour Patch Kids flavor!!

  302. sour patch kids flavor

  303. Classic Cherry!

  304. I like the Root Beer Popsicles!

  305. Mike Bratek says

    Love the grape ones….yummy!

  306. kristin sims says

    i love all the flavors in the assorted creamsicle pops

  307. I love the firecrackers. Yummy!

  308. kristi gruwell says


  309. tracey byram says

    I like banana popsicles.

  310. I’m Old School – Cherry Popsicles have always been my favorite since I was a kid at summer camp.

  311. DeeAnn S says

    Root Beer has always been my favorite! Thanks.

  312. Buddy Garrett says

    Orange is my favorite flavor.

  313. Maria Iemma says

    My favorite flavor is cherry

  314. Kat Emerick says

    I love orange creamsicles.

  315. Starr Greenwell says

    My favorite flavor has always been banana.

  316. Kim Smith says

    I like the Creamsicle Sugar Free Pops

  317. kathy pease says

    I love the orange

  318. Erika JM says

    My favourite were the fudgesicles with cream, or vanilla chocolate swirl. I haven’t seen or had them in a while, but that stood out for me during childhood

  319. thischickwins says


  320. I like the grape Popsicles.

  321. Creamsicles.

  322. Cherry is the best popsicle

  323. Tim Anderson says


  324. Kristy Thiel says

    I love cherry! Thanks for hosting!

  325. Teresa Thompson says

    Popsicle® Airheads™

  326. cherry is my favorite

  327. tina reynolds says

    cherry is my all time favorite flavor

  328. favorite popsicle flavor is cherry

  329. amy deeter says

    i like Fudgicles

  330. holly kennedy says

    I love cherry.

  331. Ashley Morrow says

    My favorite is Cherry.

  332. Carolyn Daley says

    My favorite flavor is orange.

  333. My favorite is orange.

  334. Orange

  335. D Johnson says

    My favorite are the Firecracker popsicles.

  336. rachel travis says

    Cherry 😀

  337. leah wall says

    the sour patch 🙂

  338. I like cherry.

  339. Saver Sara says

    Cherry is the best!

  340. Grape is my favorite!

  341. Jess Anderson says

    My favorite is the orange creamsicle, yum!

  342. cherry

  343. Crystal F says

    I like the creamsicles but would also like to try the Popsicle® Jolly Rancher™ ones. Thank you!

  344. Today it is banana-strawberry. Tomorrow it may be something different :-). Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  345. cherry

  346. Lisa Fonseca says

    My favorite flavor is Fudgsicle® 100 Calorie Bars.

  347. Root Beer, Banana, Lemon Lime are fun

  348. I would like the jolly rancher popsicles

  349. The red one. (You’re supposed to ask for them by color, not flavor. It’s the kid way!)

  350. ORANGE 🙂 yummmmy

  351. Michelle Tucker says

    I’ve always loved Creamsicle’s. Never knew they were lowfat! 🙂

  352. Michelle C says

    My favorite are the Fudgsicle.

  353. Heather S says

    I like the cherry ones

  354. Vicki D. says

    I like cherry.

  355. Vikki Billings says

    My favorite is Cherry

  356. Kelly Amos says

    I like grape best!

  357. Creamsicle® Sugar Free Pops

  358. CharityS says

    Popsicle® Jolly Rancher™

  359. Matthew Pearl says

    SpongeBob Squarepants™ Pop Ups are tasty! And just awesome because it’s spongebob 🙂

  360. kathy artis says

    I’d like to try the jolly rancher

  361. My favorite is orange.

  362. Kim Reid says

    Cherry is my favorite flavor, thanks!

  363. Karen A. says

    Cherry is my all-time favorite.

  364. Marcy Strahan says

    Swirlz!™ Chocolate & Vanilla is my favorite!

  365. Bryan E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…Fudgsicle Low Fat Pops

  366. Cherry always, but those sour patch kids popsicles look really good

  367. My fave is cherry

  368. I love cherry popsicles! Thank you!

  369. Michelle S says

    yogurt swirls

  370. Cherry.. wish they had boxes of all cherry 🙂

  371. Barbara Long says

    My favorite flavor is cherry.

  372. Christian Alejandro says



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