Or any day that your kids come to you and say: “I’m bored!”.
Ten Inexpensive Things To Do With Your Kids on a Rainy Day
We’ve all been faced with our children when they are looking for something fun and different to do. In desperation we often direct them to a DVD and swear the next time we will be ready. Here are ten great kid-tested ideas to use the next time that happens!
- Sugar cube sculptures. All you need is sugar cubes and glue, and you’d be amazed at the igloos, villages, even figures that will emerge.
- Cook something together. Go through a recipe with your child, and teach them about measuring, pouring, and cooking in a non-rushed way.
- Make a vision board together. From old magazine, cut out pictures and words of things that inspire you or that you want to bring into your life. Kids love this.
- Dance. Pull put those old rock and roll records and boogie!
- Play board or card games with them. Sounds obvious, but many of us parents forget how much our kids love us to play with them!
- Have them write letters or make pictures to send to relatives – no occasion needed, just for the fun of it
- Set up a scavenger hunt for them. Make a list ten common household items that your neighbors won’t mind parting with, and send them off. Have a simple prize like a dessert ready for when they return. Get’s them outside in the fresh air and talking to their neighbors!
- Have them make a detailed map of their neighborhood – this could last for hours!
- Instead of watching a movie – make your own! Or a play, if you don’t own a video camera. Have them figure out a story, make costumes out of what’s around the house and see what happens! Kids are naturally good at this.
- Have them make a list of ten more things to do on another rainy day!
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