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Fun Activities to Keep your Children Entertained on Rainy Days
I’m not sure who dislikes rainy days more, children or parents. Moods can intensify, fights can break out and tears usually fall in sync with the rain. Check out these fun activities for children to do before the next rainy day happens.
- Make a fort
Everyone loves the secrecy of a fort, so why not take advantage of the rainy day and let your children build one. Gather up some sheets and blankets and drape them over the back of the couch and some chairs. Take a few pillows and flashlights inside and your children will have a fort that they can play in for hours. They can tell stories, color, read a book or whatever else they can imagine.
- Build a car, house or mini town
This one will take some advance planning, because you will need at least one large box. An appliance size box usually works the best. Help the kids turn the box into a car or a house, using scissors, paper, markers and crayons. Then let the children use their imagination as they race across the country or play house.
If you are fortunate enough to have enough boxes, you can build different buildings and have the children go from one to another, playing house, going to work and running other errands in their own little town.
- Dress up
Almost all children love to dress up, so take advantage of the rain and pull out all of the old costumes and other dress up items. If they are all over the house in different places, use this as an opportunity to finally get them corralled in one place for future fun. The children will be so excited to be able to change from one person to another, that this may keep them occupied for a couple of hours.
Everyone loves to eat cookies or brownies or cupcakes, so why not take advantage of the rain and make the house smell good. Even the smallest child can help stir the ingredients together and when the goodies come out of the oven, you can all sit around the table and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
- Arts and crafts
If you have run out of craft ideas or your children are bored with everything that you normally do then you need to check out Pinterest. This website has so many different ideas that other moms have tried with their children and they list the steps so that everyone can follow along. It might be best to check out this website and find a few ideas before the next rainy day, so that you know that you have all of the materials that you will need.
These are just a few ideas for a rainy day, but there are many more. The best way to beat the rainy day boredom blues is to make whatever they are doing fun and exciting. Also, just because it is raining doesn’t mean that the children can’t go outside. As long as it isn’t thundering and lightening, they can go out and jump in the puddles, dance in the rain and run around. Yes, they will get wet and most likely they will be muddy, but that’s part of being a kid. You can always hose them off or put them right in the shower once they get back into the house.
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