10 Rainy Day Activities
do for those cooped up indoors all day!
1. Get out a craft box. If you don't have one, here's some idea's of
what to put in it (stuff you have at home, or can get cheap!)
- Popsicle Sticks
- Glue Sticks
- White Glue (Elmer's style)
- Tubes of Glitter
- "sheets" of felt
- A pad of construction paper
- pipe cleaners
- googly eyes
- random feathers
- water colors & brushes
- magnet squares or a roll
- crayons & markers
- wooden shapes to paint or color
- Toilet paper & Paper Towel tubes
- Scraps of wrapping paper
- Tissue Paper
With all of that stuff, your little ones can make a multitude of
items, including popsicle stick houses, face masks,
crowns, "binoculors", spy glasses, magnets, color a picture, make a
picture frame for it, make finger puppets, and much more. Set em
loose on the kitchen floor for a large surface that is easily
cleanable. Purchase a cheap dollar store plastic table cloth for
even easier cleanup.
2. Make a tent in the living room. Drag out large sheets and light
weight blankets. Have a picnic in the middle for lunch!
3. Have a movie day. Make some popcorn up, find a favorite movie on
TV or in your collection, or go to a video store and rent on cheap
(or even free at some places!)
4. Take a puddle stomping walk when the rain lets up. A little water
never hurt anyone! Bring an umbrella, and wear clothes & shoes that
can get wet, and stomp your way down the street.
5. Take construction paper and make a nice bright "sun" to put on a
6. Have fun baking something with help from the little ones.
7. Visit the library.
8. Splurge and go see a kids movie.
9. Create a stuffed animal "zoo" to "visit". If you have a camera,
10. Play a board game or card game with your kids. Use treats like
cookies to give to the winner.
Hope this helps alleviate the rainy day blues!
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