My kids are very outdoorsy, so when the warm weather hits we practically live outside. On days when it’s cold and rainy and we can’t be out for long, it takes some creativity to keep everyone happy.
1. Sensory Fun
Our most favorite rainy day activity is playdough. We love to make it ourselves whenever we can. The kids love choosing their own colours and the pride of ownership is terrific. (This also makes me happy as my pet peeve about playdough and three year olds is when they mix up all the colours into one big ball). That’s less likely to happen when they have chosen their own special colour!
2. Ready, Set, Go!
Another favourite rainy day pastime in our house is indoor races. We make up a relay race course in our upstairs hallway and take turns running, hopping, somersaulting and jumping from one end to the other. This is a great way to burn off energy. A word of caution though, you may want to consider removing the pictures from your walls if the kids are enthusiastic jumpers!
3. Fort Ryan
Once we have done our sensory play, and burned off snacks with our races, a great way to calm down and rest is inside a fort. I have a couple of big blankets set aside for this purpose and we have come up with some really great spots around the house to build based on the type of hideout the kids want to make. The dining room table becomes a perfect cave with a blanket thrown on top. It’s a great place to get cozy and to read dinosaur stories! The living room is a favourite spot where our sectional can be turned into an elaborate multi-level castle fit for knights and princesses! Dress up is always a terrific addition to fort building and can extend the play to fill a long rainy afternoon.
What are your favourite rainy day activities? Send me an email or make a comment below!
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