Today I’m welcoming another fantastic blogger to share ideas with you and their blog. This week it’s Gina from East Coast Mommy who shares crafts, DIY projects and fantastic party ideas – today she’s sharing 7 Days of Rainy Day Play ideas to inspire you this week.
Hi! My name is Gina Bell, and I have a blog called East Coast Mommy. I blog about my adventures as a mom of three adorable little boys. If you get a chance, pop over and check out my tutorials, crafts, parties, recipes, DIY projects, and more. I love all things fun, easy, and inexpensive!
Rainy days can be a challenge for moms, so I put together a list of activities that are sure to keep little ones entertained when they are stuck inside. I am so excited to be able to share my rainy day play ideas with you today. (Thanks so much to Cerys for the invite!)
1) Have a pirate adventure – Who doesn’t love dressing up as a pirate? And, if you are looking for some inspiration, you can find some easy and inexpensive ideas for pirate play here and here.
2) Bake something – Add a little fun by making your own chef hats (which you can find here … and if you are looking for something delicious to make, check out our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe here.
3) Have a bath with bubbles and/or glow sticks – This is a simple idea… but it is lots of fun.
4) Make a “life-size” self portrait – This is a simple activity that is sure to delight your little ones. All you need is a roll of paper and some crayons. You can find the full tutorial here.
5) Read a favorite book and make a matching craft – I love reading and crafting with the kids on a rainy day. You can find an example of a fun story/craft combination here.
6) Have a puppet show – For the puppet theatre, use a spring loaded curtain rod and an old sheet in a doorway. The sheet works well because it already has an opening for a rod – no sewing required. (You could also use a cardboard box for a theatre.) For puppets, print pictures off the internet onto cardstock, color them, cut them out, and attach popsicle sticks to the back.
7) Go “Fishing” – A fish book, a fish craft, and a fish snack are all you need for a fun-filled, indoor fishing adventure. You can read all about our Dr. Suess inspired “fishing fun” here.
I hope this list provides you with some rainy day inspiration…. and if all else fails, pull on some rubber boots (wellies) and splash in some puddles.
Thanks Gina for sharing those fab ideas for Rainy day Play with Rainy Day Mum readers – pop on over and check out Gina’s Blog and see her other fabulous ideas.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.