Rainy days are no fun…especially if you have kids! There’s nothing worse than rambunctious kids cooped up inside all day long. When bike rides and the park are out of the question, it’s time to get creative. Do you feel like you’ve exhausted every rainy day activity in the book? Good news: we’ve got a few more to keep you sane and your little ones entertained!
1)Movies: Who doesn’t love a good movie or TV show… right? There’s no better day than a rainy day to curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and your favorite blanket. Choose a family favorite or opt for the new release list- whatever you choose, make sure it’s engaging (and appropriate) for all of the kids. Turn your living room into a movie theater with blackout shades, surround sound speakers and buttery popcorn.
2)Games: Puzzles, board games, and charades are all good activities to get a rainy day party started on the right foot. Bring back classics like Monopoly and Checkers and teach the little ones the rules. Puzzles are a great activity for big families- fun and learning all in one…what could be better? While charades are an expressive form of play that will push your kids to think out-of-the-box while giggling with delight.
3)Cooking/Baking: There’s nothing better than cooking and baking alongside mom and dad. Kids love being able to eat their creations, too! Start small with cookies; for the more advanced, give brownies a go. This is a good time to teach your kids to work together and to read the directions carefully- we all know what happens when the measurements aren’t quite right!
Make the most of your rainy day with these fun activities for kids. And just remember: all parents feel your pain!