Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Fun Ways To Spend a Rainy Day With Your Kids!

Rainy days don’t have to be sad or boring…they can be fun and inspiring! Check out the top five ways to spend a rainy day with your children! Remember, April showers bring May flowers. It will be summer soon enough, so enjoy those rainy days!

Make an indoor obstacle course or fort!
Your kids will love doing this with you…and it creates hours of fun! Use pillows, blankets, chairs, tables and anything else that creates a course for your kids to crawl in, around and through. End your obstacle course with a homemade fort. The fort is a great place to have an afternoon snack!

Bake some cookies or a cake!
Children love helping in the kitchen, so take the time on a rainy day to make an edible masterpiece! Making cookies, cakes or cupcakes is a great way to teach children about cooking and safety in the kitchen, all the while having fun. Pure and Honest Kids has several cookie and cupcake sets that would be perfect for some rainy day fun! Check them out here.

Crafts, crafts and more crafts!
Rainy days are a perfect time to pull out your craft box. If you don’t have a craft box, then it’s time to make one. Stock it full of glitter, glue, markers, paper bags and paper plates, foam shapes, string…anything a child can use to make a work of art. If you reserve the craft box for rainy days only, it will make it that much more special!

Movie day!
Allow your kids to choose a special movie to watch on a rainy day. Make sure to pop some popcorn, dim the lights and cuddle up under a blanket together! Watching a movie as a family on a rainy day can be a lot of fun, especially if it is something you don’t do often!

Splish splash!
If you are brave enough, and the weather elements are not too precarious, take your children outside to enjoy splashing in the puddles! Don’t forget to check out Pure and Honest Kid’s awesome selection of raingear! From rain boots to raincoats and umbrellas, your little boy or girl will be the most stylish kid on the block on rainy days (and well protected from the elements.)

We hope the next rainy day at your house is fun and enjoyable!

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