If you are anything like me you don’t like being cooped up in the house with nothing to do but surf the net and watch TV. When you have children in the house it’s even harder because they become super bored and it’s harder to “wear them out” when you are stuck inside all day. So here are a few tips on what you can do to end those Rainy Day Blues.
- Cook or Bake– I know this sounds more like a chore but to this day it amazes me how much kids love to bake and cook. Something as simple as mixing the muffin mix with milk! Slap on those aprons and search for some fun recipes to make with your little ones. I’m currently making Valentine Treat Creations to help tie in the holiday and giving to others.
- Build a magical world in your living room– Watch out the sharks in the carpet will get you if you don’t step on the books to get to the ship (your couch). Build a magical blanket castle fort where you can have a tea party with Princess Repunzel and the giant stuffed bear. You might find your inner child rolling around on the floor. I know one thing though. You’ll discover just how big your child’s imagination truly is.
- Create Something– Every child loves being hands on and with the variety of crafts that are kid friendly you can find on the internet (or Pinterest if you’re an addict like me) you can create something fun that your child will be proud to display around your house or even give to Daddy when he arrives home.
- Learn Something New-Have a $1? You can get fantastic workbooks at the dollar store to teach your child things like colors, numbers, letters and beyond. They come in different levels so they grow with your childs needs. There are also plenty of free websites that you can enjoy with your child together to kep their brain stimulated even if they aren’t in school yet.
- Board Games / Puzzles – I stock up on fun games and puzzles when they are clearance. We have a whole closet full of games and my daughter is only 4! It’s a great way to pass the time and games are another great way to teach your child valuable skills like patience and counting.