We all know we were lucky with the heat in some ways because at least it was dry and you get a sh*t load of washing done in a flash. However, the tides are turning and the risk of rain is high as we still have two weeks left of this holiday. So, how do us parents get through them dreaded wet days, let me tell you how…
Watch a movie.
Now is an ample opportunity to not feel guilty about the tv on as most parents will be in the same boat. So, why not get an update with the latest hits and sit back and rest them tired parent eyes. Can’t beat cosy cuddles when it is raining cats and dogs outside.
One of my kids’ favorite things to do is play with a den. As long as you have chairs or a table or even to cover, this can be great entertainment, especially if you have siblings. Simple pleasures make happy children.
Don’t be afraid to go out in the rain. Kids love getting their wellies on and jumping in muddie puddles. It doesn’t matter if they get dirty just take some spare clothes or you can change them at home.
Take a bath.
Do you know that sometimes when we are staying cooped up indoors with my boys do you know what I give them? A bath…that is right and they love it, especially if there are lots of bubbles. I give them a bath in the afternoon to chill them out a bit. It is a great way to kill a bit of boredom and before you know it you have killed a shed load of time by filling up the bath, doing the bath and then drying them off.
Books are great for imagination and such a calming activity for children. The can help read the book if they are old enough and it is an easy way to have a discussion and chat about what the book is all about etc.
My boys love baking in the kitchen and not just for the prospect of licking the spoon when we have finished mixing all the ingredients together. They feel proud of their achievements and you can have the treats when you watch a movie.
What kid doesn’t love painting, a fun way to incorporate this is to give your child a brush, paper, and paint then they are free to go wild outside. They get fresh air, your crafting so no guilt. Life is good.
Picnics are not just for when you outdoors, you can have a lovely picnic at home on the floor. I guarantee this will go down a hit. Just place a picnic blanket on the floor and bring the goodies along, such an alternative way to eat indoors.
When it is raining is a perfect time to spend some quality time at home with your loved ones and what better way to do something together than to do some of the board games up in the loft.
What kind of things do you do when you’re at home with the kids on a rainy day?
Cheers for reading X