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!
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.