Rainy Day Blues-be-Gone

Are you stuck at home with some bored kids? These rainy days
can be hard with the little ones unable to go out and play. Don’t fret! There are
plenty of fun rainy day activities to get involved in. Here are just a few
suggestions to get the creative juices flowing: 

  • Make homemade play dough – 1/4 cup salt, 1 cup flour, and 1/4
    cup water. Have your child mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add water.
    Knead and squeeze the dough to make a clay consistency. You may need to add
    more water. Ideas: Divide into sections, then knead in food coloring (liquid or
    paste). Kids love making the white play dough change colors. Use unsweetened
    Kool-Aid for color and scent. Add glitter for sparkly play dough.
  • Homemade putty – Just mix some cornstarch and water together until you get
    the right consistency. The same ideas apply for the play dough and in addition,
    if your kids are a little older, you can implement a mini physics lesson by
    explaining why the putty acts the way that it does.
  • Build a fort – get all of your chairs, couch cushions, and blankets
    together and you can build a tent for camping, a ship for oceanic adventures, a
    castle to be defended, etc. With a fort, the possibilities are endless!
  • Head over to the grocery store and ask for a box or two big enough to fit
    your kid(s), then when you get home … turn it into a racecar! Just decorating
    the box and turning it into a car can take a couple hours in and of itself then
    you can set up a track with other household items and hold races!

We hope these ideas help to keep your little ones occupied
and kick up the fun level on this gloomy day! We also know that stormy days can
bring accidents with them, so don’t hesitate to call us with your claim
reports, or even just your questions.