Don't dread being stuck inside with the kids on rainy days. Cure your children's boredom with a variety of indoor activities. The day will pass quickly when you are all busy having fun and spending quality time together.
Spend time in the kitchen with your children. Prepare a big breakfast together, like bacon, eggs and toast. Bake treats such as cookies or cupcakes and let your kids decorate them with sprinkles and icing. Make drinks your kids will love, like milkshakes or smoothies. To get out of the house, make a favourite dish and then go to a friend's house to share it.
Entertain children with a variety of games. Get out the cards and play games such as Go Fish and War. Play board games like draughts. Design a scavenger hunt that has your children searching all over the house for clues. Play hide and seek. Write the names of books, movies, TV shows and songs on slips of paper and play charades. You might even bring outdoor activities, like hula-hooping and skipping, inside on a rainy day.
Hold a pajama party. Make popcorn and enjoy some movies. Little girls can do each other's hair. Build a fort in the living room using blankets, pillows and chairs. Read books to your children. Pretend you're camping; make s'mores and scare each other with ghost stories.
Arts and Crafts
Get out markers and crayons and spend some time colouring with your children. Paint pictures and create masterpieces using clay. Use ordinary household items, such as paper towel rolls and egg cartons, to make crafts. Create greeting cards for upcoming holidays to give to family and friends. Paint or tie-dye T-shirts.
Take advantage of local indoor activities on a rainy day. Visit a library or museum. Go swimming or skating. Find an indoor miniature golf course. Go to a bowling alley or an arcade. Spend some time at an indoor playground or hit the batting cages. Go to a movie, followed by lunch at a favourite restaurant.
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