Ok, this one is a no brainer, but it is so easy to just hand over popsicles and let the kids be on their way. Instead, make some homemade popsicles (together or alone) and eat them as a family on the porch.
I have no exact recipes for you, but find that I personally enjoy homemade pudding pops the best. Just make sure when you mix the pudding that you use about 3/4 of the liquid or a little less. My favorites have been banana pudding with real banana chunks added, coconut pudding with pineapple tidbits added, and lemon pudding with frozen raspberries added. If you have a yummy popsicle recipe, please share!