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Although summer is here, it’s not to say that you’ll have sunny days throughout the season. We all know that summer showers are quite a common occurrence, and whilst it’s easy enough to let the kids play outdoors when the sun is out, it becomes a bit harder to keep your children entertained if they have to stay indoors for a long period of time. Of course, they can always watch television or play video games, as a lot of kids do nowadays, but you can give them a break from the screen by coming up with some awesome activities for rainy days as well – activities which your kids are guaranteed to love. So if a rainy day strikes, what can you do with your kids to make their day more exciting? Here are some of the best activities for your kids on a rainy day.
Make a race track with a simple plastic rain gutter
If you have a rain gutter lying around the house, why don’t you make a race track for the kids to enjoy? It’s actually effortless – simply place the gutter on the stairs and let your kids go wild with their toy cars and trucks. This is an excellent activity if you also want your kids to get a bit physical – the constant running and up and down the stairs to get their toys is a wonderful way to give them a bit of exercise.
Make it fun in the kitchen
We are sometimes so careful about letting our kids make a mess in the kitchen – but a rainy day is a perfect time to forget about your worries and allow your children to learn and get their hands dirty – with baking or other kitchen activities, that is! One of the best – and easiest – kitchen activities you can do with your kids is to make biscuits or cookies, but you can go a step further by making chocolate bonbons or treats with special chocolate moulds. Chocolate moulds are readily available on the Internet, and you can choose from an array of mould shapes like the popular alphabet mould (a great way to teach your kids the alphabet as well), animal moulds, flower moulds, Jenga moulds, and more.
A fun crayon-making activity
If the rain doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon, here’s another brilliant activity you could do with your kids – and it takes a while too, so you are hitting two birds with one stone. Make some crayons! Just take some old crayons (especially those which are already blunted or too short to colour with) and break the crayons into smaller, more manageable pieces. You can then place the broken crayons in a muffin tin or silicone mould and bake them for about 15 to 20 minutes at 250 F. When done, allow them to cool, and then cut them up with your kids – voila, new crayons in no time!
Go crazy with painted rocks
Another activity which will delight your kids is painting rocks. Just let everyone gather some rocks outdoors and then paint them using washable paint or acrylic. You can even add some googly eyes and noses with cut-out paper glued to the rock. Have fun!