Five unique rainy day activities for toddlers.
Going a little stir crazy? Yup, A Rainy Day can get me a little frustrated too. My kids love to be outdoors and busy. To no surprise rainy days make it nothing short of difficult to keep 3 toddlers entertained and happy while indoors. So I decided to come up with Five unique activities to help keep my little ones excited to be a dry warm house.
The cold season is at our doorstep. We now keep the windows closed, jackets at hand, and socks on our kiddos. With this being said we all know those long hours of being indoors are upon us. So here are some entertaining and fun ways to keep you and your kids sane in the rainy day weather.
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Lets cut to the chase.
1- Building a sheet fort.
I know what you may be thinking, “this isn’t unique!” Well it can be. I used blankets for this activity almost every time growing up, but now I have my kids use sheets as well as blankets. The fitted sheets hold onto things so much easier. You can get some great deals on some large fitted sheets here.
I make this activity a little more unique by making it as large as I can ( using a table or other large furniture for help.) And give my kids a source of light like a flashlight or kid friendly lantern to have inside our cozy fort. I will then add books or tablets, whichever the parent prefers. I am a book gal myself. Crayons and paper do wonders as well. I try and spend at least 5 minutes with my kids inside the fort.
This one can be so fun. My kids have older siblings that do this with them most the time, but I enjoy it now and again too. Get out all the nail polish and go to town. Set down some newspaper too, ( our carpets have had a few accidents in this case.)
I usually only let my boys paint their toes, this because I have church to attend and don’t want to take the time to remove nail polish from their hands before I go. The boys and girls love to do this and it can be covered by socks later.:)
3-Sleeping bag slide.
I don’t do this a lot in my home.( I will have to up this one when I get the chance.) But I sure remember doing this a lot as a kid. My mom would let us get out the sleeping bags and slide down the stairs or play caterpillar on the floors. It can entertain toddlers for hours and is an easy clean up.
Be in an area where you can watch the kids easily. Going down the stairs in these can cause a child to get seriously hurt.
4- A warm bath.
A bath never hurt any toddler. HA, they always seem to be dirty. That is why I love to do this one. Filling the bath with bubbles and toys is so fun for your toddler, and the warmth on a rainy day is nice. This may be another you feel isn’t “unique” but I had to throw it in hence the reason it is one of my toddlers favorite things to do.
5- Make a bean bag throw.
If you are the crafty type, you could always build a bean bag throw out of cardboard with your toddler. My toddlers love these sorts of games and this can keep them happy for a good long time. The bean bags are great because they wont break any indoor valuables as they are a lot softer than a ball.
I hope you will find these helpful, In the future I want to make a rainy day shelf and these will hopefully be on it. Here is to wishing all your rainy days to be filled with good memories of you and yours.
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