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Weather Got You Blue? Try These Rainy Day Fun Activities

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.


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