Rainy days don’t have to be full of doom and gloom. They can actually be quite fun if you already have some kid-friendly activities prepared to do with the kids. A rainy day can become the genuine family day you have been hoping for as you can spend quality time together, play games, communicate and bond.
Families that enjoy interactive play and activities with each other have a stronger team-like approach to matters and they tend to be much stronger when it comes to handling difficult times. Looking for some rainy day ideas to enjoy with the family? Keep reading for some of the top activities you can enjoy on a dull and grey rainy day.
Board Games Galore!
Turn off the TVs, shut off the Playstation or Xbox and ask for all mobile devices to be put away. If you want to truly connect with your family and enjoy some family fun time, pull out all of your dusty old board games. Board games are excellent for educating kids about life, money and decision making. They can teach a child how to learn from their mistakes and build confidence when they win a round or the entire game. Choose games like The Game Of Life, Monopoly or Scrabble!
Get Creative With Craft Projects
Bring out the glue, scissors(depending on their age), crayons, magazines, cardboard paper, paints, popsicle sticks and more. Get the family away from the TV screen and into making some crafts. Make collages that represent goals for the year, make a family scrapbook with your own designs or build a doll house.
A fabulous way to spend rainy days inside are to bake muffins, a cake or yummy cookies. What kid doesn’t like fresh cookies from the oven? Depending on the ages of your kids, give everyone a job that they can take care of when it comes to the recipe and work as a team to make something tasty!
Spend Time Talking
Families don’t spend enough time talking with each other and a rainy day gives you the perfect opportunity to catch up. Spending time talking, listening to your kids and hearing their stories from school will remind them just how much you care for them and love them unconditionally.
Camp Out In Your Living Room
You may not of been able to camping this weekend or during that rainy week during the summer, but you can always camp out or build a fort in your TV room. Use your living space and get those tents out. Or just grab your sleeping bags and sleep by candle light. Kids love forts, tents and being anywhere other than their own bed, so enjoy this adventure with them. You can even roast marshmallows over a candle to add that extra camping effect.
Rainy days can turn out to be some of the best days a family can enjoy. Keep the kids away from all distractions and technical devices and you will have the opportunity to achieve some quality family time.