Rain, Rain Go Away…Come Again Another Day……
That seems to be the theme song this week in our house. I don’t know about you, but it is not easy getting much done when a toddler bursting with energy is running from room to room. The fact that is has been raining everyday this week has left my house very messy.
I decided to post some indoor activities below, in the event that you are about to blow your top listening to your children say “I’m bored.” or if you are like me and have a little ball of energy stuck inside against his will.
Granted, it might not be the rain that is keeping your child inside. It could be the fact that your little one is sick or in a cast because he or she had too much fun outside… if that is the case, rest assured, some of these activities are great for even the most bed bound of children.
1. Cook Something – Little ones love to help in the kitchen so prepare something simple together like a batch of brownies or if they are still too young mix up a batch of pudding with them.
2. Build A Fort – It doesn’t have to be huge for little ones to love it! If you do this make sure to capture the moment with pictures. You’ll want light coming into the fort so that you can clearly see the faces of your children.
3. Watch A Movie – This can be especially nice if your kids don’t get alot of T.V. time.
4. Build With Blocks – We love the endless possibilities that both Lego
and Mega Bloks help create! My son enjoys playing with Lego Duplo the most. It’s challenging like the regular sized Lego blocks and I enjoy him playing with them because I don’t have the fear that he will choke on them like he could on some of the smaller building blocks.
5. Read A Book – This is just an overall good idea. No matter what the weather is like.
6. Color A Picture – An amazing alternative to nap time, need I say more? My son loved coloring on the walls and regardless of how on top of him I thought I stayed he always seemed to stash crayons and before I knew it, they would be all over the wall. He did however, out grow that and ultimately nothing was too strong for the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
7. Play In The Bathtub – Not every experience in the tub has to be because your child is in need of a bath.
8. I SPY Kids as young as two and three can still play this game but you might have to change the rules a bit to help them follow along.
9. SIMON SAYS Children love the tricky aspect of this game. Start out simple and then get more complicated with moves such as “stand on one foot with your right hand on your nose and your left hand touching your elbow” the kids will have a blast trying to keep up with silly instructions.
10. FOLLOW THE LEADER – You may already know that your children learn by example but this game can become an eye opening reminder.
11. DANCE OFF! – Crank up the radio and get your crazy on! This is always a popular hit in my house, there’s just something silly about mom and dad getting their groove on. lol.
12. Play Paparazzi – Little kids (non-famous and in no real threat) love to be in front of the camera. They will have a blast with your full attention on them and you will have a blast looking back at the pictures.