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30 ways to keep children amused on rainy days – Part 3

(Read first part and second part)

Playing outdoors

No need for them to be stuck inside when it’s raining out! They can still get some air on warm summer rainy days. Dress them in raincoats or a body suit, and your kids won’t be afraid to get a little wet.

6.     Playing in puddles with rain boots on
7.     Water games

Create an outdoor water game, using empty bottles with a piece cut away or a hole pierced in them so you can attach them to a fence with Ty-Wraps, at different heights. Here’s an example.

8.     Hunting for earthworms

Humidity brings earthworms out of hiding. Find them at the curb, at the edges of your ornamental borders or hedges, or under rocks. Put them in a jar with holes in the lid. Once the hunt is over, you can release them back into nature or keep them in a jar filled with soil. They can be used as bait the next time you go fishing.

 

Exploring on-line

9.     Harry Potter’s world

Visit Diagon Alley on Google Street View.

10.  Online games

Search museums, science centres, etc. on the Web – they often have online exploration and discovery games.

30 ways to keep children amused on rainy days — Part 2

Playing indoors

(Read the first part here)

6.     Video “replay”

Learn the moves shown on a dance video. Put on costumes and prepare a little show.

7.     Indoor camping

Set up a small tent on the balcony, just in front of the door, or in a room. Cover the floor with a sleeping bag, blankets and pillows. Once they’ve crawled into the tent, your kids can read or play board games or a game of shadow puppets, using a flashlight to create shapes on the walls of the tent.

8.     Treasure hunt

Decide what the treasure will be (a stuffed toy or some other plaything) and place it in a box (or bag) that you show to the kids so they’ll recognize it. Write the name of each room in your home (kitchen, living room, entry hall, etc.) on a piece of coloured cardboard. Mix up the cardboard pieces and spread them out in front of you. Hide the treasure in the room that’s listed on the first piece of cardboard. Hide this cardboard in the room shown on the second piece, and so on. Hand the last piece of cardboard to the children so they can start the hunt.

30 ways to keep children amused on rainy days — Part 1

Mother Nature brings her share of surprises, which can include bad weather – so you could run out of ideas for keeping your kids busy when it’s raining. Here’s a list of activities you can use for inspiration when you need to entertain them.

Rule #1: Be prepared! Set up a list of activities that your kids are likely to enjoy, and make sure you have everything you need on hand. Rule #2: Save some activities just for rainy days, so your kids can get excited about doing something special. Finally, be positive. Give them a good time despite the weather, and they’re sure to believe that rainy days can be fun… and to enjoy them all the more!

Do-it-yourself fun

 1.     Birdhouses

At your local dollar store, buy some wooden birdhouses that they can paint and varnish. As soon as the sun comes out, just hang them from tree branches.

2.     Themed mural

Attach a series of large white cardboard sheets to the wall and choose a theme for the mural. Any type of media – paint, colour pencils and/or glued-on magazine cutouts – is a great way to give free rein to the imagination. Here are a few ideas for themes: the sea, animals, insects, travel, the countryside, a farm, sports, etc.

Make a doll’s house all by yourself!

Most little girls dream of having a doll’s house, but they can be quite expensive to buy. Here’s how you can use one of our bookcases to make this typical little girl’s toy on your own, at a low cost!

Doll's house

Doll's house

1)    Choose a bookcase from the range we offer: Pick the colour you like, the height you need (i.e., the number of storeys in your house) as well as the style you’d like to have – some bookcases have metal legs or mouldings that could give the doll’s house a unique touch.

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We’ve opted for a very simple bookcase with two adjustable shelves. In our concept, the shelves remain at the centre holes so the space for the dolls is the maximum room height.

 

2)   Start by deciding which rooms you would like on each floor.

As an example, we’ve set up our living room on the first floor, the kitchen/dining room and bathroom on the second, and the two bedrooms on the third, with a rooftop terrace. To make the walls, we chose foam core – a material often used for presentations – but a cardboard box cut into sheets will work quite well. You can stick the panels together with adhesive putty or tape.

The super «monster-free» mates bed for kids

As parents, you know sleeping is really important for kids (for their health and yours!), therefore you must pick the right bed.

We offer different types of beds for children, because the needs vary from one to another.  However, here`s a list of many reasons that make the mates bed a perfect choice for little ones:

Design Benefits

The bottom of the mates bed is full, therefore no need for a boxspring; you simply put the mattress and it makes it economic.

  • The mates bed is 14’’ high to allow younger kids to climb in by themselves when it`s sleeping time.
  • The mates bed shape is rather simple, for easy mix & match with other dressers & chests.
  • The corners of the mates bed are rounded for more safety.
  • The mates bed is available in many different colors to suit different tastes & needs.

Functionality Benefits

  • If your little one is in transition into this big bed, you simply lift the mattress and insert a security rail.
  • The twin size or full size mates beds don’t take up more space than any other kid’s beds.
  • The mates bed features integrated storage with 3 perfect drawers for clothes or just for small treasures found everywhere in the house like balls, blocks, action figures (ideal if you lack space for an additional chest).