With all the wet weather this past month has brought, I thought what better time than now to explore some other ideas and activities to keep everyone busy and having fun until the sun comes back out!
Spending time together and making a delicious treat that everyone can enjoy. Whether it’s cookies or cupcakes, you can take your time going through a recipe.
Make cooking fun by including your “assistant chefs” in the process by assigning them different responsibilities, like counting the eggs and stirring the batter.
Taste the batter (my favorite part!), and decorate at the end with sprinkles or icing.
The kitchen may get a little messy, but the time will fly by and the delicious treat that you get to enjoy together will make up for it.
Build a Fort!
Together, you and your kids can build a fort out of furniture, pillows, blankets, and cushions in the family room.
Then you can cozy up in the fort and watch T.V. or a movie together, or you can leave your kids to their own games (like pretending to be on a camping trip) in their new fortress of fun.
What rain? If your kids are still looking for an outdoor adventure… hunt down a couple of ponchos, slip on your rain boots, grab the umbrellas and you’re good to go!
Head to the nearest street corner to find the perfect puddle for your wet adventure. A park may also be a fun place to go for a walk in the rain. “Raindrops keep falling on my head” may be a good tune to sing while you play!
Old Fashioned Fun!
Try playing some of your own favorite games from your childhood! Hide and seek, follow the leader, Simon Says, and scavenger hunts can make for great indoor fun and exercise!
For added exercise, try introducing more aerobic activities to follow the leader or Simon Says, like jumping jacks, short planks, or jump rope.
Read a Book!
This fun and educational indoor activity can be made into more of a game by making a grab bag with your child’s favorite books. Then you can read a few books that they pull out at random. This will keep the guessing game going and hopefully keep your child excited for the next book!
Even more fun, have your kids act out the parts as you read the books or use silly voices and gestures to bring the book to life.
AdoraPet children’s books are a great choice for this activity because they are small enough for a child’s hands and can be tossed into a bag easily when the rain finally stops and your family is on the go!
Check them out on the AdoraPet website!