You’re all ready for a day out with the kids, and all of a sudden it starts pouring rain. How many times has this happened to the best of us? If you’re stuck inside on a rainy day, there are still ways you can live it up with your kids. This article will list some of the best ways to turn a rainy day into a great, fun-filled day that is memorable for you and your kids.
1. Introduce Childhood Games to Your Kids
Was there a favorite game you loved to play as a kid? If so, then teach it to your children! Kids love nothing more than to bond with their fathers. They crave everything from attention from you to your great ideas. Maybe you grew up with games like “Operation” or pick up sticks. Whatever it is, you can be assured your kids will love it!
2. Make Hot Fudge Sundaes
A yummy way to enjoy being stuck inside on a rainy day is by making hot fudge sundaes. This can even be used as a way to keep the kids from fighting all day. If the kids are good, then they can be treated to a hot fudge sundae bash. You can even make it easy on yourself by ordering in a pizza for the night. After dinner, set out the ultimate hot fudge sundae station where kids can create their favorite treat. This works great if you put toppings like hot fudge, M & M’s, marshmallows, Nerds (the candy), strawberries, and other toppings in dishes. If the fudge is very hot, then be sure to help kids ladle it onto their sundaes.
3. Read Great Books
Set aside some quiet time on the rainy day for everyone to read their favorite book. After a day of playing board games or watching television, this is a great way to get your kids doing something productive for their minds. This can also give you a much needed break in the day. While kids are reading, you can catch up on reading the newspaper or doing some work from home. If kids are hesitant about this, then you may want to start off reading a book to them.
4. Indoor “Campfire” Day
Kids adore this type of themed event. If you really want to jazz things up on a rainy day, then pick an event for the day and stick with it. With an “indoor campfire” day, you can have a time when the kids make marshmallows on the stove (or in the microwave). You can help them put together s’mores for a yummy treat. In addition, you may want to do a ghost story time. If your kids are old enough to handle ghost stories, this can offer you some great bonding time with your children. If kids are younger, you may want to use a flashlight instead of lighting candles that can be easily knocked over.
5. Watch a Funny Movie
Watching a funny movie with your kids can also offer some bonding time. However, just try to make sure the kids haven’t been sitting in front of the television all day if you choose this activity. Some great movies that are family-friendly are Cheaper by the Dozen, the Parent Trap, and the Toy Story trio.
6. Play the Wii
Another fun activity is playing games like the Wii. Wii Fitness is great, because it can keep your kids moving all day instead of being lethargic. Adults also love playing the Wii, so you’ll probably be able to enjoy this activity too. Make it a bit competitive and let the winner stay up an extra 15 minutes for the night!
These are just some fun ideas to get you up and moving on a rainy day. The best way to keep kids entertained is to simply give them some attention throughout the day. With these tips, you are sure to make any rainy day a fun-filled success!