My son and I always sigh on rainy days. Especially in the Spring when we are more than ready for warm weather. Here is a list of activities that we do to keep moving and creating when it is still a bit too cold to run outside and play in the rain.
1. Fort Building
This activity is classic. Pillows, Blankets, and Couch Cushions are all you need. These are great for the imagination and secretly a STEAM activity.
2. Homemade Greeting Cards
Get all of your holiday and birthday cards made for the next few months. Pull out the stickers, glue, construction paper, and all the magazines you need to recycle. “Thinking of you” cards are sometimes just what someone needs.
3. Food Painting
Let the kids dip their left overs in paint and create something beautiful, using foods as paint stamps. Green beans make excellent grass, tomatoes make a beautiful sun, and broccoli makes an exquisite happy tree.
4. Go On A Virtual Tour Of A Museum
Dress in your best travel clothes because you can choose these tours from all over the world. ( Ireland, Paris, London, etc.) Make sure to take out your art supplies to have the kids create what they saw or something that inspired them!
5. Scavenger Hunts And Obstacle Courses
Create a Scavenger Hunt inside of an Obstacle Course in your home. These are so much fun for both the creator and the detective. Using props and riddles is another layer of fun and learning. Ex: What’s the fastest animal in the world and what is its main diet? Where would we keep that?” Make sure there is a prize or privilege for the winner!