Congratulations, you have made it through another Canadian Winter! But now that April has arrived, we must face all of those gloomy rainy days which means days you might be stuck indoors and not sure what to do (although it’s still better than snow, am I right?). But do not fear, we are here to help you with some tips and activities to try out!
THE GREAT INDOORS
One of my favourite activities as a child was building my own fortress and I’m sure your children would love it too! Pick a room in the house that you don’t mind being rearranged for a few hours, use sheets and blankets on top of couches or chairs to keep it secure. Let them decorate, bring in their favourite toys, books, and you can even enjoy a picnic lunch in their camp!
HIT THE BOOKS
No one said that you HAVE to stay at home on a rainy day. Take your children out to the public library to check out some new books! Even if you don’t have a library card they are always free to get and you can spend hours at a time there! Get your children (and of course, yourself) to pick out some of their favourite ones and you’ll have a stack of new bedtime stories to read. It will also decrease some of that screen time.
HOMEMADE PLAY DOUGH
Every child loves to get their hands dirty with a special activity, so why not make some homemade play dough? To make it even more creative, you can add things like sprinkles, different food colouring and dare I say glitter?
See the link below for an easy play dough recipe:
Get everyone on their feet (yes that does include you, parents), the music blasting and dance moves flowing! Make sure you have lots of space and shake off those rainy day blues! You can even spice this up with some classic Limbo competitions.
We hope that you now have some fresh ideas for the rainy days to come but just keep looking forward to the hot, summer days that are not too far away where you will be able to go outside and perhaps…. work on those soccer skills?