How to have fun on a rainy day!

How to have fun on a rainy day!

Hooray! It is finally raining in our neck of the woods and for the garden and our dry parched city it is a fabulous sight to behold.

With kids in tow though it can be a little tough after a couple of days, in fact, cabin fever can set in pretty quickly!

I thought the timing was perfect to share our five fave things to do on rainy days.

  • Look through old photos, dig out the albums, or if you are a little more high-tech – connect your photo albums to your tv or laptop and have a slide show.  My kids never tire of seeing baby photos of themselves, or picture from holidays or family trips.
  • Take to the kitchen and bake or cook up a storm. We have two faves, ‘Cupcake Wars’ and ‘Kids Café’.   Check out the Womens Weekly birthday cakes book for cake-spiration or the Junior Masterchef book for café ideas.  My daughters’ lovely teacher tells me this is also a great way to incorporate maths into your day (weighing, measuring, taking the money for orders…)
  • Get your craft on and get creative.  We love Beci Orpin! Her books are a fab way to inspire little minds.  The kids also love to  dig out animal books, favourite picture books and pore over the pages for more inspiration. If you are really keen, you can tackle an old school diorama of a cool scene – firm faves are ‘underwater’, ‘robot city’  ‘dinosaur land’(Play School does a fab job on these!).
  • Get wet!  Head down to your local park and get wet. If we drive, we like to take a plastic tub to throw all the wet gumboots and clothes (if you’ve had a really good time in puddles) so the car stays dry.  If we are walking, I put the tub near the front door and collect the wet gear as they come in.  Let the kids sail leaf boats, look for frogs and see what has come out in the wet weather.
  • Snuggle up on the couch together and watch classics. Our top picks are Princess Bride, Stardust, Labyrinth and Mathilda, just add popcorn and bingo a cinematic memory yours for the taking.

What are your favourite ways to spend a rainy day?

Enjoy xx

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