Ideas to keep kids busy during the long, hot summer

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- As the summer heat sets in and the kids are stuck inside, the GMAZ gals scoured Pinterest for some ideas to keep the kiddos busy. 

Our "Kid 'N Play" board includes crafts, games and recipes we like or are anxious to try. 

Tess Rafols tried a watermelon craft with her kids.She thought it was easy and fun, but she switched out the beans or beads the craft suggests with little pieces of black paper since there were young kids around.
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Tess also tried making red, white and blue fruit kabobs,. April Warnecke also gave this one a go with her son Greer and his friends, Regan and Payton.  The sticks are sharp and you do need to closely supervise, but both Tess and April agreed this activity was a hit.They'll be making these again with the kids soon.
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Next Monday on "Good Morning Arizona," the GMAZ gals will be trying summer salad recipes on Pinterest to share. 

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