I personally love rainy days and I feel I live in the perfect place for it! Rainy day fun activities for me involve a warm cup of chocolate and a cozy chair . It rains more often than it suns where I live and I personally adore it. Rainy days supply such a cozy and at ease feeling for me, and when it rains the world just seems to be a better place.
That is, until I had children.
Soon that comfortable , relaxed feeling I like so much turned to dispair and disbelief as I witness my three kids running through our house destroying anything in their path. How I pray they could see what I see and curl up on the chair with a cup of hot cocoa and a good movie. But alas, I know they’ll ever get there.
In my despair to find some peace when my boys are cooped up inside all day when it rains, one evening , (exhausted) I began creating a list of activities my kids would enjoy that could safely be done indoors. I was a bit disbelieving that all of my loving parenting ideas would hold their attention long enough, but to my joyous surprise they did!
If you are searching for positive situations where children can achieve happiness, enjoy the indoors while saving your home and sanity, check these out!
Rainy Day Fun Activity #1: Create a Fun Puppet Show!
Get together all your cute puppets, make a make-shift theater, and let your imaginations run while you all take turns putting on entertaining little plays with your children ! Don’t have any puppets? Gather Up several paper lunch bags, take out the crayons, yarn, and whatever else you can find around the home to create your entertaining fellows! Even simple socks will work. Kids adore this activity as it not only challenges their creative juices but also provides great quality time as a family. You can even work in great little lessons you would like your children to learn into the plot of your play. This is a really fun rainy day activity!
Rainy Day Fun Activity #2: Make a Rainy Day Box
My mother did this for me when I was a child and I just loved it. There was some allure associated to the rainy day box, knowing the activities kept inside were “special” for rainy days. This will require some planning and creativity but is a great way to entertain your childen when they’re stuck inside. Fill up a box with toys and activities and tuck it away JUST for rainy days. Just the exclusiveness alone gets children happy and excited!
Rainy Day Fun Activity #3: Create Your Own Playdough
This is both fun and educational. Get your kids in the kitchen and teach them how to make their own playdough! Jump online and find a great formula for playdough and let the fun begin! Fashioning playdough and enjoying the play is fun !
Rainy Day Fun Activity #4: Pasta Art Works
Pull out some paper, glue, glitter, and raid your pantry for all the different pasta you can find to create works of art that encourages your child’s inner-most Picasso!
Rainy Day Fun Activity #5: Pudding Painting
When I was little , I loved to finger paint with pudding. Butterscotch was my favorite! Mix up some pudding and allow your kids to make yummy art work.