When the weather is bad, keeping the little ones entertained can be a nightmare. It’s not like you can hit the beach, go to the park or on a lovely nature walk, is it? Well, you can, but you’ll end up very wet and windswept. I don’t know about you but wet days used to be my worst nightmare. I say ‘used to’ because, after years of parenting, I’ve finally mastered the art of wet weather fun.
The good news is, it’s actually fairly simple to keep your kids entertained on bad weather days. The secret is creativity and keeping them constantly busy. In case you’re struggling with ideas for keeping your little monsters under control on wet days, I thought I would share some ideas with you. Take these on board and you’ll no longer have to dread the bad weather.
Build a den & have an indoor picnic
If you can’t go to the park for a picnic, have an indoor one instead. Get a few chairs and blankets and build a den for your kids to play in. For an extra special touch, add a string or two of fairy lights. While your little ones are playing in their den, make up a picnic.
Roll out a picnic blanket, get your hamper out and set up a picnic in their new den. Kids love a picnic, so this is a great way to keep them entertained. To make it extra special, why not hold a teddy bear’s picnic? If your kids are little, they will love this idea.
Make popcorn and have a movie day
On cold, wet days, there’s nothing nicer than having a lazy day. Ask each of your kids what flavour popcorn they would like to make and find a recipe for each idea. Be it sweet, salted or toffee it doesn’t matter, making popcorn is easy and lots of fun. Once you’ve made the popcorn, the next step is to pick out a couple of movies to watch.
Movie days can be a lot of fun and are a great way to keep the kids occupied. If your kids love watching movies, it might be worth getting a Sky package, so that they have unlimited movies to choose from. You’re probably wondering how much does Sky cost? It’s not actually as expensive as you would think. If you’re a family that loves watching movies, in the long-run, it will save you money.
Be it cooking or making paper crafts it doesn’t matter, a great way to keep the kids busy is by getting creative. Ask them whether they would like to bake something or make something and see what they say. There are so many fantastic tutorials online for both cooking and making things, so if you’re stuck for ideas have a browse.
Whether your kids opt to bake brownies and cookies or make collages and DIY musical instruments, getting creative is a great way to keep them busy. Kids love making new things, so having a creative day is perfect for bad weather.
There you have it, all the best ideas for keeping your little ones busy on bad weather days.