When it is raining outside and your kids cannot go out to play, they can really get bored fast. While they do not mean to get on your nerves, sometimes all their pent-up energy can be a problem. So, why not give them something to do to pass the time and have some fun at the same time? The best part is you will get to enjoy some quality time with your kids, which is always welcomed. Below we will learn about three different fun activities that you can do with your kids when the weather outside is not so great:
Teach Them How To Finger Paint
Remember when you were little how much fun finger painting was? So why not introduce your children to this age-old pastime? But before you do, make sure that you have the right paint; acrylic paint for children is perfect. For any painting project, make sure that you purchase baby and toddler safe paint that is non-toxic — read about it here. We all know how curious children can be, so keeping them safe is always a number one priority. Also, before you bring out the paint, make sure to protect your flooring by laying down a drop cloth. This will make clean-up easy and you will not get stuck scrubbing the paint out of your carpet.
Make Sock Puppets
A great way to pass the time when it is raining outside is to make sock puppets. This can easily be done with just a few items. You will need glue, some stick-on eyes, some colored construction paper, a non-toxic marker and, of course, some socks. There are many ways to design your sock puppets, so let your child express their own style. After your sock puppets have been created, you should give them names. Also, you can put on your own play with these simple but fun handmade toys.
Play Hide And Seek
The game of hide and seek has been around for many years and your kids probably love to play it! So, why not indulge them and play it with them? This can easily be done inside and can be a super cool way to spend a rainy day. But, before you do, there will need to be some ground rules set. First, you should let your kids know the areas of the home that are off limits. Hiding in clothes’ dryers, washing machines, and freezers can be dangerous and should always be avoided while playing. Second, you will need to make sure that they stay inside and are not tempted to venture out. After you have the rules in place, have some good old-fashioned fun!
These are just a few great ideas that you can do with your kids during bad weather. A simple game of hide and seek or some finger painting is all your kids need to have a wonderful time. The most important part is that you are spending quality time with the ones that you love the most!