Looking for rainy day activities that won’t stress you out (at least not too much)? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve just finished a long, cold, dark winter, but the dreariness isn’t over quite yet. Our weather forecast shows rain and thunderstorms every day this week! Here’s some rainy day activities to mix it up (besides changing the tv channel):
1.Let your child make their own hot chocolate.
My daughter spoons dry mix into her special, small mug, I add a little boiling water, let her stir, then fill up her mug the rest of the way with cold milk. She adds the marshmallows.
2. Decorate a house for a small toy
using an old shoebox.
I cut a window and a door, then let my daughter do the rest with markers, stickers and glue. The little shoebox house fits her miniature Doc McStuffins toy perfectly!
3. “Paint” with water and construction paper.
My mom gave me this brilliant idea! The best part is, there’s no mess! And you can actually reuse the construction paper after it dries! This is especially perfect for the 2 year old who wants to be just like big sis!
4. Allow your child to help you clean!
My daughter loves to ‘grop’ the floor, as she calls it. And I have learned to let her mop it unbegrudgingly. It may take her a long time, and I may have to go over the floor after she’s done, but she stays busy and has fun!
Plus, I recently read a blog post called, “Around the House: My Toddler Does Chores” with ideas for age appropriate chores and why they are beneficial! You should definitely bookmark it if you have a baby or toddler!
These are a few of my rainy day ideas; what are yours?