Be it rain, sun or snow, there are days when you just can’t let the kids out toplay. But when little ones are stuck at home with playtime on their minds, you’ve got yourself a pretty big problem –how to keep them entertained?
Kids might be impossibly cute and smart, but patienceis definitely not their strong suit. So when you wake up to the pitter-patter of raindrops –or children demanding entertainment, as is often the case– then you know you’re in for a day of planning. And hurry, you’d better get to it before the tantrums and restlessness start rolling in! Here are 7 great ways to turn a dull rainy day at home upside-down into a fun-filled fiesta:
1. Home Fashion Show
At Kidology, we believe that a little bit of fashion can make everything better. Get the whole family involved and put together a little home-style fashion show. Bring out your couture and kids designer wear and let the good times roll!
2. Upgraded I Spy
Unless you’re in the middle of a storm, there’s no reason you can’t still access the outside world –at least with your eyes. Grab a pair of binoculars, get the kids together, take turns to look out windows, and play a stuck-at-home version of the all-time favourite game,I spy.
3. Indoor Picnic
Kids are experts at pretend-play, so when you can’t go out, make your indoor activity outdoor-inspired! Pack a picnic basket, spread out some sheets, sit under an umbrella and enjoy a perfectly neat little indoor picnic.
4. Scavenger Hunt
When it looks like it’s going to be along day in, a scavenger hunt can be a great way to keep the kids engaged all day long. Choose items from your home that your kids are familiar with, and hide them around the house –within reach of the kids, to play a fair game! If they’re too young for clues, let them know what they’re looking for, and leave them be while you enjoy a relaxed snooze.
5. Dramatize Books
Clock in a little bit of educational fun by enacting your kids’favourite books. If they’re bookworms, you can expect long chapters -- and before you know it -- the clouds will clear and the sun will shine!