How do you entertain kids on a rainy day?
Madison’s mommy is here with another Throwback Thursday, which means that I get to share a few old pics of baby Madison. It’s been a while since I’ve actually done that. We have been having quite a bit of rain here, and today’s post will come in handy for those experiencing the rains like we are.
You look outside and see the rain clouds in the sky. It is summer, and your house is full of kids; what in the world are you going to do? Try some of these ideas to make it a day full of fun and indoor adventure!
Arts and Crafts
You’re stuck inside; why not make a masterpiece with finger paints? Why not make it a fun teaching moment by mixing colors to see what new colors you can make? Before you combine them, let your kids guess what color they think it will be.
Gather all your extra blankets and build an indoor tent or fort. Get some flashlights, turn off the lights, and tell camp stories.
Not much is better than filling the house with the sweet smell of goodies baking in the oven. Except for eating those goodies, that is!
Get out the play clothes and maybe some of mom and dad’s clothes. Let the kids come up with the silliest outfit they can.
Grab some of your kid’s favorite books and snuggle up together and read those books together.
Make it a movie day. Pull out those favorite DVDs, pop some popcorn and maybe even make some root beer floats. Just spend the day relaxing and hanging out together.
Have a Dance/Karaoke Party
Turn the music up and dance and sing around the house; you will both have a blast and burn some energy doing it as well.
Make a Movie
Get out the video camera or smartphone. Have the kids get dressed up in play clothes and put on their own special play.
Find all those miss-matched socks; you know the ones the dryer ate one of, so you’re left with one only sock from the pair. Get some buttons or whatever you can find, and create your own sock puppets. When you’re done, you could even put on a little puppet show.
Get some finger foods together, put a mat or picnic tablecloth on the floor and enjoy the food together. The kids can even invite their stuffed animal friends and really have fun.
This may not be what your kids consider fun, but sit them down and go through all their toys. Have them sort them into groups of toys they play with and those they don’t.
Give them clues to help them find the treasure – small toys or pieces of candy.
Get out those board games that are collecting dust and have some fun.
Hide and Seek
Let the kids run and hide while you count to 10; then, you search the house to find those hiding children. Now, if you’re tired, you can let them hide for quite some time while you relax and pretend to search. *hint hint parents*
Pull out all the LEGOs and build a LEGO city. Have everyone build little LEGO robots and see who can be the most creative. Remember to have them put them away; there’s nothing worse than stepping on a LEGO in the middle of the night.
Play in the Rain
Put on a raincoat and some rain boots and have fun playing in the rain. See who can make the biggest splash in the puddles. Who doesn’t like splashing in a puddle? The kids would really enjoy that.
There are many ways to have fun on a rainy day. You just have to let your imagination run wild.