Rainy Day Activites

by Michelle Lefrancois

Make your way through a rainy day with this Rainy Day Activities list.

    • Put on rubber boots and rain gear and head outside on a nature walk
    • Make easy no bake cookies that the kids can help with
    • Get out all the musical instruments and make some music
    • Set up a tent and “camp”. Make a picnic and have a lunch inside the tent
    • Hang out in a tree house with a comfy chair and book
    • Play dress up in princess or superhero costumes, or even Halloween costumes.
    • Play Lego
    • Have kids made up an exercise routine and have the whole family participate
    • Turn off the lights, turn up the music and have a dance party with glow sticks
    • Play board games
    • Make a science experiment with baking soda and vinegar
    • Paint. Coloring books, rocks, cardboard.
    • Water play. My girls love playing with water. Fill up a big bowl, add some bubbles, give them some utensils and containers and they are entertained for hours. A lot of times they like to give their Barbie’s or Little People a bath.
    • Make necklaces out of fruit loops (great for little ones as fruit loops are safer then beads)
    • Set up a restaurant with play food, kids can take the orders and adults can be the customers
    • Go bowling
    • Visit the local library or museum
    • Play hide and go seek
    • Build forts with blankets / couch cushions
    • Use green painters tape to create things on the walls and floors (roads for toy car / little people, hop scotch. Etc)
  • Make homemade play-dough:

                   →   1 cup white flour
                   →   1/2 cup salt
                   →   2 tablespoons cream of tartar
                   →   1 tablespoon oil
                   →   1 cup water
                   →   food coloring

Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar in a pot.  Add water, food coloring, oil and stir. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes. Dough will become hard to stir and form a ball. 

Are we missing your favorite rainy day activity? If so let us know below…

dsc_1205-2Michelle Lefrancois was born and raised in the small town of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB.  She graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Business Degree in 2004. After graduation, she worked in the Finance and Banking world for 10 years before deciding to be a stay at home mom to her two young daughters. She’s the founder of Network of Moms and loves helping other moms connect.  In her spare time, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, 2 children and 2 Boxers.

 

P.S. If you’re a dad reading this, did you realize there is a new group dedicated just to dads?  I invite you to check out the Network of Dads Facebook group where you can ask questions and network with other dads regardless if your kids are newborn, toddlers, school aged or teens.  

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    i shall use green tape to lay on the carpet for a road system. also for a dance routine! thank you for your pointers which also jog ideas when the mind dulls. (i’ve been a stay at home mum after teaching abroad for many years). cheers, Terena

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