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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring: 7 Things to Do on a Rainy Day

by Sarah Lyons on Mar 21st, 2017

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Experiment

Since you are stuck inside, amuse yourself and your children with a science experiment.  Not only will time slip away, but you will also be providing a science lesson. Ideas could be creating a volcano with baking soda and vinegar, combining water dyed with food coloring, or mixing salt with ice to see what happens. Your local library will have several books with age appropriate experiments or websites like Pinterest can also provide a lot of great ideas.

Fun in the kitchen

Bake some cookies or other homemade treats with your kids and they are sure to think you’re sweet. Pull out some old family recipes and teach your kids how to make them.  In addition to learning about their family’s culture and traditions, they are sure to be proud of being able to serve them for dinner that night.

 

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Get active

Have a dance party in your living room, play a game of keep away, or create an obstacle course to get the kids active and help burn off some of the restless energy that can build up when they are stuck inside all day. Check gonoodle.com for free kids’ workout videos.

It’s raining, it’s pouring, but that doesn’t mean your day has to be boring. Parents can get creative and involve the kids in their plan to fill the rainy day. Besides all the things listed above you can build a fort, make cards for soldiers, clean up the toy room, or make homemade ice cream. The possibilities are endless with a little imagination.

Sarah Lyons is a stay at home wife and mother of six children, including 18 month old triplets. Using creative consequences with her kids has improved their behavior and encourages healthy relationships with each other.

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