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.
I like the ideas. Thanx!
Love all of these ideas! Cooking with the kids is one of my favorite things to do everyday. On really rainy days, I just put up the work stuff and snuggle with my kids and watch movies. Because we don’t normally watch tv, it’s a real treat for them!
One of my son’s favorite activities is baking with me!
All great ideas and all things I’ve done myself! I especially like going in the kitchen with them and creating something.
Play the ‘floor is lava’ game I remember that keeping us entertained for hours as kids
Blanket forts were very popular with my boys – they loved to read with a flashlight in them even during the day. 🙂
Those are excellent ideas, thanks!
As I type this we’re having a rainy day. These are all great tips!
I am always looking for new ideas for those rainy days. Thanks for sharing.
Great ideas! We have a stash of board games, too.
Great ideas. We usually make it a lazy movie day when it rains.
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.
I’ll have to take note of all of these!
Great ideas, we love board games on rainy days.
Board games and baking are always big around here.
I like building the magical place in the living room! Will do that this weekend!
Great suggestions, we have had rain for days here. I guess I need to be more creative with the kids
those are all great ideas – we usually throw on some movies, but these are much better ideas.
Chocoalte chips cookies on a rainy day – ah!
It’s definitely a rainy day here!