Another rainy day (image)
After a (mostly) warm summer, the winter months are kicking in, and with it the seasonal weather. The air is chilly, the wind is blowing, and the clouds are ready to burst with cold showers that are sure to send your children scurrying indoors. As all parents know, when you have energetic kids running around the house, you are going to have a huge mess to clean up, as well as the protesting chorus of “I’m bored!” Sound familiar to you? As much as you love your kids, you can’t be blamed if you feel a little exasperated at times. So, we have come up with a few ideas to help. Here are a few ways to keep your kids happy, without you having to watch ‘Frozen’ for the gazillionth time in an effort to keep them quiet. Let’s go!
Send them back to the garden
What self-respecting mother would send their children back into the garden on a rainy day? Well, if your kids are desperate for some fresh air, look at the shade solutions offered by www.supremeshades.com.au. Using waterproof shade cloths, your kids can play in the garden, whatever the weather. Just don’t forget the winter clothing essentials; hat, scarf, and gloves, as you will still need to keep them warm.
Have a day trip
With the wintry weather, you don’t want to be outdoors for long without any shelter. Thankfully, there are sure to be loads of places you can visit which will put a roof over your heads. Take a look online, on sites such as www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk, and you are bound to find something to do. An indoor play centre, for example, will keep the kids entertained while you have a relaxing coffee in the corner. Or you may choose to broaden your kid’s mind and take them to a museum. Many offer free entry for kids, and there should be activities that everybody in the family can enjoy.
Get in the kitchen
Kids love to get messy, so get them into the one room in the house where a bit of mess is never a bad thing. That’s right, get your kids cooking. Give your kids a wooden spoon each, dress them in an apron, and put them to work creating something as delightful as the dessert pizza we mentioned here at www.staceyinthesticks.com, or get your kids out in the garden to pick some homegrown produce, and transform it into something scrumptious. Want your kids to eat their vegetables? They may be more likely to eat their greens if they have had a hand in cooking something themselves.
Play some board games
Board games are becoming unfashionable these days, especially as video games consoles and tablets are all the rage for kids these days. While large and small screens will keep your kids quiet, you might also want to create a few bonding moments with your kids as well. Have a look at some of the latest board games at www.parents.com/fun/games. There is something for all ages, and the games are at once educational and fun. You will be preparing to buy something for your kids for Christmas no doubt, so these are a great idea if you want to unglue your kid’s attention from the tv and mobile screens this chilly season.
Over to you
You probably have a few more ideas up your sleeve for rainy day activities, so be sure to let us know your thoughts. Thanks for reading.