Rain, rain, go away; come again another day….Remember chanting that as a kid in a futile attempt to bring back the sun and get outside to play? Your parents likely remember it well, particularly as it was often followed by “Mom, I’m bored!”
Well, we believe you can easily turn rainy days into fun days. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Build an indoor fort
Play hide and seek
Make your own play dough
Break out the karaoke
Skype or FaceTime camp friends or classmates who have moved away
Be a poet and write a sonnet
Make birthday cards for the whole year
Clean out the toy chest
Do a spa day (facials, and mani & pedis)
Read a good book
Get out the easel (or art supplies) and find your inner Picasso
Plan and make a special meal for Mom and Dad
Learn a new card game
Have a dance party
Finally get on with re-arranging the kids rooms as they have been asking for (like…forever!)
Pull out the puzzle that has never been opened
Put on a play for the family – write it, practice and open all in one day!
Bake chocolate chip cookies
Pick up the instrument that never gets used anymore and give it a go
Plan your next family holiday
Write a short story or book
Have a movie marathon – All the Harry Potters anyone?!
Make Mickey Mouse pancakes (one big pancake for his face, two smaller ones for his ears)
Send grandma and grandpa a letter or card
Make signs for the bedroom doors
Camp out in the living room – pull out the tent, put on a picnic and get the s’mores going!
If you are looking for some help at home (nannies & babysitters, senior & special caregivers, pet sitters & housekeepers), www.SOSsitter.ca will have options for you – come rain or shine!