Rainy-day Boredom Busters

Posted on July 2, 2007 @ 7:39 am

Rainy days can sour the best of moods.  Especiallly when it has been raining for a week.  With young children, "I’m bored" gets pretty tiring after the first day, never mind the next six.  So, I have compiled a great list of rainy day activities for young children.

  1. Board games – most kids will sit through two of these before becoming restless.
  2. Tenting in the living room – setup a tent and pretend you are camping.  Don’t forget the marshmallows.
  3. Classic children’s movies – although we don’t want them to become couch potatoes, the odd rainy day movie marathon is fun.
  4. Puppet shows – give them socks, buttons and scaps of fabric and let them create stories and characters.
  5. Baking – there is never a better time to fill the pantry with goodies than cruel drizzly day.
  6. Surf the web – (adult supervised of course). Thedollpalace.com lets your child make cartoon dolls, pay dress up games, and fill in coloring pages online.  Such fun.
  7. Story telling – kids love to hear what they were like as babies, as well as the memories you have of when you were their age.

If you do a little of these everyday, your rainy week will be over before you know it.

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