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Lots of wet weather and we need new ideas for indoor activities. Any ideas?

Posted anonymously, 1st February 2016

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  • Crafts, baking, inside obstacle courses, jigsaws, games, movie time

  • We do loungeroom “camping” set up a mattress or a little tent & tell silly stories, eat yummy treats, get the sleeping bags out & although not remotely camping like, watch movies. I’m not sure why, but movies are more fun from a tent ????

  • Baking cupcakes and biscuits always works and there’s plenty to eat before and after the activity. Also explore making no bake slices, so morning tea is sorted for the week!

  • Bath crayons in an empty bath – let them draw all around the tub and tiles. My kids were in there for hours!

  • Making pasta necklaces with string for the younger ones and playing Wii with the older ones.

  • I you not use your dinning table much cover it with a sheet get some lego out

  • I’d suggest jigsaw puzzles – 500 pieces is probably a good challenge for children.

  • If they want out of the house take them to the library. Lots of books, different environment – also works well when it’s hot as more often then not they are air conditioned.

  • MoM 105033 – I love your idea of the mindfulness colouring books.

  • With older kids the mindfulness colouring in books are great.
    Cooking is always a winner in our house as is craft activities and I get lots of ideas off of the MOM page.
    Also to burn off some energy you could get the Wii going if you have one a look at something like Just Dance where they are super active.
    We also have played table tennis using the kitchen table and bats made made from paper plates that we stick together leaving just enough room for the hand to slide in.

  • Cooking and arts and crafts has been the winner for our rainy days.

  • Yes, wet weather can be a drag, as you cant even go outside to put the clothes out and the house even feels wet. Maybe play some board games with the kids , eg good old monopoly etc.. Lately they have been cleaning up their rooms for some spring cleaning and donating old items to charities etc.. as it is better than sitting bored indoors

  • Board games, drawing/colouring in, cooking, movies, reading books, etc! If you google it, there are sure to be websites with a whole range of activities that your kids might enjoy.

  • I always loved rainy days when my kids were little.
    Its the perfect day to make indoor huts with blankets and sheets over the dining table and chairs. Load it up with pillows and cushions and red books by torch light. Have a picnic lunch in the cubby. So much fun and especially good if there is thunder and lightening and you have a child thats scared.

  • craft, board games, movies, baking

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