This next week, Charlotte is expected to get a TON of rain. So be prepared with some rainy day activities your kids will love!! Honestly, I’m 23 and I personally would love to do any of these too! So, I hope these ideas make your rainy days more fun.
Indoor Treasure Hunt
Who doesn’t love a treasure hunt on a rainy day? Really, this could be as elaborate as you want. In the simplest way, hide a few items around the house. If you have more than one kid, make it a competition to see who can find the most items. You should have a number of clues ready. To make this more elaborate though, you can hide clues around the house (more like a scavenger hunt) with one large prize to find at the very end. One idea is to make this last prize a frozen dessert and lead them to the freezer to find it.
Indoor Camping/Fort Building
Use pillows and blankets to create the best indoor fort of all time! Make it as comfy as you want. Then, once it’s stable and built, a few things you could do inside the fort are picnicking, reading, watching a movie (on a laptop maybe), and coloring. If you have more than one kid, you could make it a competition to see who can build their fort the fastest. You could even break up into teams (one partner with one kid and one partner with the other) or even kids versus adults.
Have your kids pick out 2-4 pillows that they want for padding. Then, either stuff the pillows inside their clothes or you could strap them together with a belt or something similar. Then, give them a larger t-shirt to put over them and have them wrestle. Another idea is keeping the pillows on and
What a classic. The floor is LAVA! You can’t touch the bare ground with your feet or any other part of your body or else you’re out. So, you have to figure out a way to use what you have (pillows, blankets, etc.) to make a safe pathway that gets you from one side of the room to the other. This is usually best in a larger room like a living room. One way to make this more elaborate is by combining this game with a treasure or scavenger hunt.
Homemade Sensory Bin (for younger kids)
First, fill a bin with rice or sand. Then, bury small toys like dinosaurs or other animals inside. Your kids can then use small spoons or their fingers to find them. This could be a cool way to teach your kid about the different animals or dinosaurs.
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