Gloomy days often fizzle out fun outdoor activities, making children upset. As a parent, I know how it feels when the kids have nothing to do; they end up getting restless and in the worst case scenario, throw tantrums when they’re completely unhappy of being locked up and feeling bored.
I’m pretty sure you have experienced this yourself hence looking up the net and reading about ‘rainy day activities” as last resort. Good news is: it doesn’t have to be tough for both parents and children.
Below is a list of 7 rainy day activities my family enjoy doing the most – which I’m sure you will too:
1. Baking – Grownups and kids alike adore the scent of freshly, baked, oven-warm chocolate chip cookies or cupcakes! Bake a batch or two, experiment with additional ingredients you can throw in like marshmallows or crushed candies. Trust me, no one will be complaining!
2. DIY crafts – Scrapbook making is one activity everyone in the family won’t mind doing. It’s sentimental brings the family together plus, it allows creative thinking and artistic skills!
3. Indoor camping – Kids especially love to take the sheets out and build a tipi-like structure where they can hide. Join your kids inside their humble abode and tell them stories they’d love to hear.
4. Warm, fuzzy bubble bath – Rainy days conjure up little joys in life. Fill the tub with lukewarm water and bubbly soap, lit up scented candles and enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating bath.
5. Playdough – Allow your kids to find comfort in artistry. Children love play dough because they can make and create anything with it. If you don’t have playdough, make homemade clay dough using basic kitchen ingredients.
6. Interior decorating – This activity calls for the act of responsibility. This is an awesome opportunity to let your tweens or teens express themselves through rearranging their bedroom.
7. Charades – “A family that plays together, stays together”. Fill your home with fun and laughter by acting out charades. Everyone in the household can participate.