7 Must Haves for Rainy Day Activities
Lately in Los Angeles it has been raining a lot. Which is most certainly not a common occurrence. So, you might expect for the kids it is something of a wonder to them, and every time Elia sees it raining she loves to let us know that there are plenty of “muddy puddles” to go jump in.
Now, for some running out in the rain and jumping around may be just the thing that you are looking for, and for others it is a letdown on plans for outdoor activities and the like, so here are 7 Must Haves that will help to brighten up a rainy or stormy day stuck inside:
Lots of supplies for creativity: When it rains outside and the kids are not able to run out and play as much as they would like, we like to get them involved in something creative. This is a great time to paint, build a craft, draw, or whatever your kids love to do the most that they don’t always get to do. Lately, we especially like the different washable crayons and paints to make cleanup a little easier.
A few good books to look at and discover: Kids love discovering new things and we recently found a set a children’s books that have all sorts of fun facts about different countries with fun maps and illustrations. One of our favorites is the Atlas of Adventures Series.
Creative Kits for Hands-on learning: Many kids love getting surprises and learning new things and getting engaged with hands-on activities. Recently we got to try some of the kits from KiwiCo and the kids really loved them, especially the Tinker kit.
Fun Dress Up and Play Kits: If you have kids that love to do imaginative play, then the Artful Playdate sets are a great thing to have on hand. These kits have everything kids need to dress up and play in a themed adventure, from fashion, to fantasy, to city jobs, and pirates.
Cookie Kits: Another fun activity that we love to do together with kids are to bake fun cookies. It always makes the home feel nice and cosy while it is storming outside. We have loved going onto Amazon and checking out the different kits that are out there. Since some of the kids have been doing martial arts recently, this Ninja Gingerbread Kit was a lot of fun to make and decorate.
Plenty of Blocks for Little Fingers to Play With: It may not be very original or new, but when the other kids are involved in their kits, the littlest ones want to be as well, so we love having some fun, creative blocks that they can play with too.
Meal Kits in a Box: You’ve probably seen them all over Instagram and the Social Media sphere, but the meals in a box concept has really taken hold, and there is no better way to spend an afternoon or even out of the rain than making a nice meal together in a fun and simple way. One of our favorites by far has been One Potato. We all love how each meal tastes, and you all know how much I value organic ingredients in the food, and each One Potato meal uses all organic ingredients.
So, there you have it. 7 Must Haves that can help to brighten a rainy day, or any day you choose to spend indoors.
What are some of your favorite rainy day activities to do?