It is raining outside, your day feels somewhat boring, and your children are driving you crazy. What should you do besides allowing them to play video games, or use their phones or tablets? We have complied 5 great ideas that are suitable for families.
So, forget about the yard work you wanted to do, or the baseball game you had planned to attend, put on your most comfortable indoor clothes and choose one of the following activities to do at home with your kids.
1. Play Hide and Go Seek
Hide and go seek is always a fun activity for most young kids. If your house allows it, you can have some fun indoors with your kids playing together. Let one person count to 10, as the others go to hide, then let the person counting look for the others. This is a really exciting activity that both parents and kids can enjoy, especially in a spacious house. If the rain continues into the evening and night hours, hide and go seek in the dark can be a fun but semi spooky twist to the game. Simply turn off all the lights, and the seeker gets a flashlight or light saber to navigate throughout the house, not only for safety but to help find the hiders too.
2. Tidy the Playroom
Yes, this sounds like a chore, but as your children start to find some toys they had not seen for quite some time, they will find the activity fun. You can tidy up the playroom and free if off stuff the kids no longer need. You can donate the unwanted toys to charity or give them to other children in the neighborhood. However, kids get bored very easily, so they will most likely leave you to finish the job as they go off to play with the long-lost toys. But what if your home doesn’t have a playroom? Are you looking to upgrade your children’s play area? Its pretty easy to go online and search for houses for sale, just search ‘houses for sale near me’ and you’ll get some good results that you and your littles can browse through planning for next summer.
3. Bake or Cook
Most children enjoy baking because they love to eat sweet treats. You can look up some easy baking recipes on the internet and bake together. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies can cure rainy day blues. Dip them in some warm milk and eat them over a fun conversation at the dining table; a really great way to weather the storm. You can even make your own family recipe book. Come up with new recipes and make a lovely recipe book using crayons and colored paper. Your kids are bound to love this activity.
4. Plan a Family Holiday
Okay, you might be stuck indoors hiding from the pouring rain, but you can still envision a warm coastal resort or a wonderful mountain landscape. You can make a game out of it, to avoid boredom in the house, and this can be very educational to your children. Look at a world map or globe and let your kids choose a location they would love to visit. Let them conduct some research on how to get there, accommodation areas, and what to do while there. Everybody will learn something about another town or country, and you might figure out your next destination for a family vacation.
5. Play Board Games
When you were young you probably played some board games, you should also do this with your kids. If you remember playing with your parents, chances are they will remember the same when they get older. Take out a scrabble game or any other type of board game such as Monopoly, Chutes & Ladders, Battleship, Jenga, Connect 4 or any other mini game in that closet and go have fun with your kids.
BONUS: Go Outside And Play In The Rain!
Bored of indoor activities? Throw in the towel and just open that door and head outside for a fun time in the rain. Your kids will definitely enjoy splashing and jumping in the puddles, maybe even sing! It’s not every day you allow them to get wet, dirty and maybe even muddy. We wouldn’t suggest wearing your Sundays finest of course, but if desired you could always put something a little stain resistant on them.