Rainy Days getting you down?
It’s true- after a few days of rainy weather, the kids are just bored and full of energy, and you feel worn out trying to keep them occupied.
Here’s a few ideas to spark some new interest and add a little fun to these otherwise gloomy days.
All these ideas cost very little, or nothing at all, and they can all be done from the comforts of home.
I have included some activities for all ages- preschool, elementary age, and even teens. (plus it always amazes me what little ones can do if they see the older ones doing it.)
We’ve used so many of these ideas in our own home over the years!
You might even see your kids all excited when a rainy day comes!!
1. Bubble stuff– let them don raincoats and step out to blow bubbles in the rain
2. Play dough
Here’s a less crumbly type of play dough you can make, and the kids will enjoy helping to make it and choose their favorite color to distinguish theirs from everyone else.
- 1 c. flour
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 c. water
- 1/2 c. salt
- few drops liquid food coloring
- 3 Tbsp. cooking oil
Mix and cook in saucepan on medium heat until mixture coagulates into a ball. Cool. Store in air tight container.
3. Outlining– gather a bunch of objects- jar lids, combs, Popsicle sticks, cookie cutters, bottle tops, containers, etc. and let the kids place them on a sheet of paper and trace around their outlines.
4. Gluing shapes– cut a bunch of rectangles, circles, squares, triangles, and so on from construction paper and use glue sticks to glue them down in creative arrangements. If you have older kids, they can cut the shapes out for you.
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