I swear, during the summer it only seemed to rain on our days off. We would get cramped up inside. Hearing “I’m bored” every ten minutes. Ugh, that phrase is worse than nails on a chalk board.
Or worse yet, they get themselves glued to a screen and it seems impossible to pull them away.
It’s time for an activity!
There’s no need to over think the activities! Coloring is a great way to pass time. It also gives everyone a chance to express themselves in different ways.
Its a good idea to keep some coloring books and sketch books handy.
If you have a printer at home check out THIS website for free kids coloring pages.
Coloring is a great stress reliever for adults too! Check out THIS website for free adult coloring pages.
Break out the board games!
I love board games and playing cards! We are a competitive family so it can get pretty intense. Here are a few of our favorite rainy day games
Homemade decor for the season
This is one of my favorite things to do. Make hand turkeys for thanksgiving. Candy canes for Christmas. Decorate paper eggs for Easter.
The options are endless!
(Hey future Kimmy! Add links here of those art projects you’re talking about)
Bake some goodies
Every one loves cookies, right!?!?
I’m not a big fan of ruining my diet but hey, it happens. Baking is great for all ages. Every one can have a part in this.
Plus, having the oven on warms the house up. Its a win win!
Making bracelets is soothing and relaxing. Well, it should be anyways.
We like making those embroidery thread bracelets. The ones where you weave the strings.
They are great for rainy days because they take time. Every one gets so into making them that my house is almost quiet for a moment.
Masking tape games!!
Who knew a roll of masking tape could lead to so much fun!
The options are endless for this.
You can play hopscotch, build a race car track, long jumps. Check out this pin for more great ideas
Don’t let the balloon touch the ground
Its always a good idea to keep a couple balloons on hand for this game
This one is an oldie but a goodie. This game works great if you have older furniture!
Rainy days can be tough to get through. Keeping the kids busy is half the battle. Just don’t over think the activities and everything will be alright.
‘Till next time,