Friday, April 24, 2009

Rainy Day Fun

Heart of the Matter Online does a weekly Friday meme that I used to participate in but haven’t for a while. This week I thought it would be fun to take part in it. Here is this week’s topic:

April Showers: Rainy Day Ideas

I don’t know about you, but around here it’s been nothing but sunshine lately and we are enjoying it! The forecast is calling for rain in the near future and the kiddos will once again be climbing the walls until the sun shines again. What do you do when you’re stuck indoors all day? Share your great rainy day ideas!

What do we do on a rainy day?
At our house, the adventure doesn’t change much between the rainy and sunny days. For five years, we lived in an area where just sending the kids out to play was not really the safest thing to do. I learned a long time ago how to keep the kids occupied and happy indoors because there were many days when I could not stay outside to watch them and going to the park was not going to happen. These activities are also great for windy days and super high pollen days, which also force us to stay inside.

Hide and Seek – My kids love playing hide and seek in the house. There are many hiding places if you just use your imagination. They can play for about an hour before getting bored and even the littlest one can get involved.

How about under the bathroom sink?

Or maybe the top of the wardrobe?

Maybe under the kitchen table would be better.

Under the desk with Mommy at the computer is perfect!

On second thought I think I prefer under the laundry basket.

Stone Tag
– My kids play a game sort of like Freeze Tag only it is Narnian style. We have this cloth rose that the kids use as a wand. If you are touched you are turned into stone; until someone comes and touches you to be "unstoned". This game can become so hilarious to watch. Little G loves to be the one with the rose and the kids love trying to escape her. Much laughter fills the house during this game.
Princess K had the rose at this moment and poor Little Man, that is not an easy position to be when you're turned into stone.

Puzzles - We have a special cover for the top of our table so we will put a puzzle on the actual table and just cover it with the topper when we need the table for something, like eating. There is often an unfinished puzzle just waiting for someone to work on hiding away under the topper.
Working away on the puzzle.

Now the puzzle is put away for the day.

Our house is always filled with activity everyday. From baking and cooking to puzzles and games, there is always an activity to be done. Almost always, our coffee table is covered in some coloring, cutting or origami type project. Or our kitchen table is covered with mini books that are being done for a lapbook. The fun here never ends, well... at least until bedtime. :)

Need more ideas, visit other moms for more ideas by visiting Heart of the Matter Online. What are some fun things you do on days when you are forced to stay indoors?


  1. Narnia tag game - that's cute. I'll have to share that one with my kids. I just started reading aloud the first book in the series to them so that will just be fun. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. So, I didn't know about the puzzle looming under that kitchen table in the world did I not know something like that! lol

    That was the most awesome blog in a long time Mommy Reg! You rock!

    I love you!!!!!!!!


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