Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rain, Rain Go Away! Indoor Activities for Kids!

Spring is finally here! It’s one of my favorite times of the year, all the flowers are blooming and trees are beginning to grow their leaves again! Spring’s arrival also brings endless days of rain. On those rainy days, it can be hard to find fun activities that are engaging and not too repetitive. Here are a few of our favorites!

Home Made Play Dough!
I like to use this recipe from Mommyfootprint! It’s quick and easy. Sometimes I add a little texture to the dough with a few tablespoons of coffee grounds or some rolled oats.

Indoor Treasure Hunt!
What better to keep the kids busy for hours than an indoor scavenger hunt! Sometimes I hide objects for my little one to find; other times I make a list of a few items my daughter can find around the house, but will have to hunt a little bit to find. The Scrap Shoppe blog has printable indoor scavenger hunt boards that are great!  

Bake cookies!
Nothing cures rainy day blues like cookies! If I have a long day ahead of me, we make sugar cookies and then decorate them when they’ve cooled! It takes plenty of time!

Have a Tea Party!
Whether we’re drinking tea, juice or cocoa a tea party is a fun indoor activity! Sometimes we make simple chicken or egg salad sandwiches in cute shapes by using cookie cutters. My little one loves to have her favorite baby doll join us for the tea party too!

For more inspiration for indoor activities for kids, be sure to check out our pinterest board “Indoor Activities for Kids” for more fun ideas to keep kids busy during those rainy days!  (