We seem to be right in the middle of monsoon season lately with rainy day after rainy day in the UK. The rain is lovely, but there comes a point where you think, enough is enough, I want to go outside again! The park is wet, passing cars splash water all over you, and the kids think it’s a great idea to sit down in the puddles and cover themselves from head to toe in rainwater. It can be hard to think of rainy day activities for the kids to do that won’t break the bank.
So what can you do when you’ve been cooped up in the house for days and you’re all beginning to go a little bit stir crazy?
Staying in the house
There are lots of activites you can try that will make staying at home for another day a little bit more interesting. Put the phones away, turn the TV off and have some good old fashioned fun. Show your children what life was like before technology was at their fingertips.
Board games aren’t just for Christmas Day when you’ve all eaten too much turkey and don’t want to move, they can be fun any day of the year. Dig out all of your favourite games and show your children how it’s done. Think M
Charity shops are great for finding jigsaws that aren’t too expensive.
Autumn is made for baking. Pumpkin pies, spooky cupcakes
Write a story
Kids have amazing imaginations, so why not try writing a story together. Create some characters, plan the setting and let your imaginations take flight.
Sofa forts are the classic rainy day activity. You can’t go through childhood without builidng one at least once! You could even dress up as different characters and act out a story.
Just because it’s raining, it doesnt mean you cant venture out of the house. There are plenty of fun things to do that dont involve getting cold and wet.
Soft play is always a
It’s always worth checking if there are any events on in the museums in your area, as lots of them offer interactive learning play for children.
2p machines are great fun for
Emracing the rain
If youre feeling brave, you could throw on some waterproofs on and embrace the rain!
Children love jumping in puddles, and there’s no reason why we
Poohsticks is such a simple, but fun game, and it’s even better when it’s windy and rainy. It’s a game
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I hope you enjoy my rainy day activities, and I hope they make your rainy days a little bit brighter. Do you have a favourite activity to do with your children when it’s looking a bit grey and miserable outside?