Stuff to do on a Rainy Day
There is nothing like sitting in a quiet house, reading your favorite book next to an open window with the peaceful sound of rain in the background. Then reality sets in and instead of a tranquil rainy day you hear the sound of children running through your home and see them bouncing off the walls and furniture. Luckily, there is a happy middle ground where you can still enjoy the rain and keep the children occupied with fun activities.
A great way of keeping kids occupied is by doing crafts. We always have a craft cabinet filled with paints, scissors, paper, glue, and other crafty items. If you are not too creative, simply put out some fingerpaints, a large piece of paper and let your children have at it. And the great part is that fingerpaints are really easy to clean up with a little bit of water. If you feel adventurous, then making slime, or a rainstick might be a fitting craft for a rainy day.
After sitting and doing crafts kids need to get their wiggles out. Rather than having the kids mindlessly running around and causing havoc, a scavenger hunt might be a great alternative. At least it is contained chaos. There are scavenger hunts where the kids can look for certain types of items and check off the item from a list once they are found. With so many kids having phones, they can even take a picture of each item as they check them off the list.
A fun board game can be both educational and teach social skills like taking turns and being a good winner and loser. During the board game is a great time to talk and interact as a family. There are fun games for toddlers, HiHo! Cherry-O Game Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Edition and the family, Pie Face! Game. Older kids would probably like playing Heads Up! .
Lastly, watching a movie as a family is a great way to wind down the day. Make some popcorn, find a movie your kids like, leave the window open to hear the night rain and cuddle up on the couch under nice and warm blankets.
Even though rainy days may seem like the end of times in your home, it doesn’t have to. By keeping your kids occupied with crafts, games and a movie your family will have fun, forget about being stuck inside and might actually look forward to rainy days.