Beating the Rainy Day Blues

6 Ways to Enjoy Indoor Time



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Don't hate the days when it is too yucky to go outside. There are plenty of ways to entertain kids indoors when the rain comes down. Here are some of our favorites.

Make Volcanoes. You need vinegar and baking soda; a little food coloring and dish detergent make things exciting. Put a small cup inside a larger container, add the baking soda, food coloring, dish detergent, and vinegar for a neat "eruption."

Paint with Body Parts. The other day, Benjamin asked me to put some paint on his tummy. Then he put a piece of paper on the floor and laid on it! This activity could be as neat or messy as you want to make it.

Clang and Bang. Both my boys like to clean out my pots and pans cabinet and play inside it. It's like their secret clubhouse. When they are finished in the cabinet, they can use kitchen utensils to start their own band.

Dictate a story. Andrew has started telling his own stories. Last night he told a spooky one about a dragon to his dad. I should've written it down.

Water Play in the Kitchen Sink. Benjamin has discovered the joys of this activity. He gets all the stuff out of the dish drainer and puts it into the soapy water I run for him. If he plays long enough, he also discovers he needs a new shirt!

Build a Fort. Isn't that really what the sofa cushions are for?

And when the rain subsides, put on those galoshes and make a splash in the puddles graciously left behind by the storms. 

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