Let’s take a break from Disney, since that is not the only thing we started this blog for. We have have had a lot of rainy days her in Maryland lately and we figured why not post our Top 5 Rainy Day Activities?
#1 Movie Day: Now we know there are lots of feelings about letting your kids watch a lot of Television. We find that rainy days are an exception to limiting screen time. It is gloomy outside no one wants to do anything but sit around. Movies are a great way to get some extra snuggles in with your younger kids too. Now when we say movie day we mean an at home movie day. If you are brave enough to take your kids out, you are better than we are. We find that when it rains everyone had the same idea and heads to the movie theater or indoor playgrounds. We love doing at home movie days. We choose our favorite movies, make some of our favorite snacks, and cuddle up for a great day.
#2 Arts and Crafts: We love looking into doing arts and crafts on a rainy day. This can be as simple as breaking out the coloring book and crayons. We have also made telescopes out of paper towel rolls, painted using fruit, and made bird feeders out of old milk cartons. Now we didn’t do these crafts with just Alice, we also did them with friends’ kids who absolutely loved them. With toddlers a great way to let them explore without the mess is putting pain in a Zip-top bag and taping it to the table. They can squish it around without creating a huge mess. Just make sure your bag is closed.
#3 Dance Party: Rainy days leads to lots of built up energy even in a toddler. We love putting on music and letting Alice dance to the music. Pandora’s Raffi for kids is our favorite channel to listen too. A great way to get energy out for toddlers and honestly it can be be a great workout for the parents too.
#4 Playing in the Rain: Alice loves the rain and loves to play in it even more. As long as it isn’t thundering and lighting out we love playing in the rain. Throw those bathing suits on and go out and have a splash! Find your inner child and jump in a few puddles with the kids!
#5 Indoor Camping: Out family loves to camp in general so this one is a lot of fun for us. We use chairs to create a tent, we make camp food for dinner, and for dessert S’mores! You can put on some nature sounds, grab some flashlights and pretend you are in the great outdoors. This is a great one especially if the power goes out, taking what is scary for some kids and turning it into something fun and exciting will make for a great time. A great way to create a pretend fire is with some paper towel rolls and some red, orange, and yellow construction paper. cut paper to look like fire and glue to the paper towel rolls and just like that you have a fire safe for kids!
Those are our Top 5 Rainy Day Activities, we hope you enjoyed them and we look forward to sharing more ideas with you. If you have anything you are interested in us posting make sure to comment down below or shoot us an email!
Until next time have a great day and remember: The best is yet to come!