What To Do With Your Children On A Rainy Day

You can be hit with a feeling of dread when you wake up, and you spot the rain on the window pane. You suddenly think about what you can do that day. How can I occupy those children of mine? They are always full of energy, children. They just never stop. Which is why when the rain falls you just wonder what you can do. However, I am here to tell you that there is plenty you can do when the rain pours. It doesn’t have to be a wasted day.

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Craft items indoors
Rainy days give you the perfect reason to get your craft on. You could think about the time of year and create crafts around that. There are plenty of opportunities. You could go with the seasons or calendar events. It doesn’t have to be anything too extravagant or out there. We aren’t all Pinterest moms. But something as simple as sticking and gluing, drawing or painting can be a lot of fun for children. They can let their creative juices flow, and you may even get time to sit down and enjoy a warm drink. Knowing that the children are entertained.

Splash in muddy puddles at your local park
The rain can be so much fun. We get put off by the wet, the cold, but children can have so much fun just getting out in the rain with no cares in the world. Head on down to your local park. Put on your wellington boots, rain coat and bring out the umbrellas. A good choice would be the umbrollo umbrellas. Go out and splash in all the puddles. You will be surprised by how long your kids will be willing to do something as simple as this. Jump in them yourself; it’s quite liberating to act like a big kid yourself every now and again.

Organize a play date
If the rain has hit and you’re stuck then hit your cell phone and call some of the other moms. They will no doubt be in the same predicament. Organize a playdate among yourselves and pick a house to host it in. Each mom could bring something with them. It could be something to occupy the kids. A craft idea or a DVD perhaps. One of you could bring the drinks, the other the snacks. A rainy day can be passed a lot quicker when there are friends involved.

Visit a museum or art gallery
You could head out to some of your local indoor attractions. Perhaps a museum or an art gallery. Most people don’t take advantage of what they have close to them, so this could be quite educational for you all. A local museum could house all kinds of local history, or there may be special events or exhibitions on you wouldn’t have otherwise known about. Art galleries can be fascinating for even the youngest of children. Interpreting art can be made into a fun and educational game.

I hope this inspires you to make more out of the rainy days when you get them. They can be quite a lot of fun when you think about.


Samantha has been blogging for over 8 years and is a wife and homeschool mom of 4 from North Carolina.

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