With the school holidays just underway, it’s time get a few ideas up your sleeve for those rainy days to keep the kids entertained so you can enjoy your morning cuppa stress free. Rainy days can be a challenge, so to prevent any cabin fever or boredom, here are our top 5 wet weather ideas. Best of all they won’t cost anything, so when the rain clears you can decide on a fun outdoor adventure.
Get the cookbooks out and let the kids pick something simple to create (if you can handle your kitchen getting a little untidy). Bonus = one meal or snack sorted for the day! Why not try pizza for a lunch idea, a simple chocolate cake for afternoon tea or even easy popcorn that will keep them quite watching a movie, or a frozen ice saber from the Star Wars cookbook.
Keep a supply of craft type activities all in a box filled with lots of fun stuff. New colouring books, a mini glitter petz, bright textas, pencils, jigsaw puzzles, left over party decorations and a deck of cards. Just pull it out for a crafternoon and let the kids create something bright for their room or the fridge.
Create a cinema in your lounge room to keep kids of all ages entertained, rather than watching the same kids TV shows. You can make homemade tickets, get the popcorn cooking and settle in for a couple of hours. Draw straws to see who selects the movie to watch and enjoy the peace.
For those interested in science, educate them with a fun science experiment. From electricity, to growing crystals, it will get the kids thinking and educate them at the same time! Check out Australian Geographic’s creative range of impressive toys.