Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Perfect Rainy Day Creative Activities You Can Try With The Kids

Summer is well and truly over, and it’s time to face up to the fact that chilly climes are on their way. If you’re keen to keep boredom at bay on rainy days, creative activities are an excellent idea. Here are some ideas you can try with the kids to keep them entertained when it’s wet and windy outside.

Drawing, painting, and coloring

Most kids love painting and anything that involves making a mess! Painting, drawing, and coloring are not just great fun. They also encourage children to develop their fine motor skills and to be as creative as they like. Put down a giant piece of plain paper and channel Jackson Pollock. Or print off some fun templates to color in. Get your old clothes out, grab some brushes or pencils, and you’re ready for action. If you’ve got a special occasion coming up, you could take the opportunity to make some homemade cards or gift wrap. This is a fantastic idea for the holidays, and it will add a personal touch to your gifts. Don’t restrict your painting sessions to using standard brushes. You can also use sponges, potatoes, and of course, your hands.


Baking

Baking has had a resurgence in the last few years, and it’s a great activity to try with the kids. They can learn the basics, and get involved with jobs like stirring, mixing, and decorating. You can bake together, and then enjoy the fruits of your labor. If you have young kids, stick to simple recipes like biscuits and cupcakes. If you have older children, you can go for something a little more complex, like chocolate brownies or rocky road.


Sewing

Sewing is a really useful skill to have, no matter how old you are. You can teach your kids to sew from an early age and produce all kinds of incredible homemade items like bookmarks and beanbag toys. If your children enjoy sewing, encourage them to develop their skills. With the holidays coming up, why not do some research and find the best sewing machine for kids?


Model making
Have you got piles of cereal boxes, tins or plastic cartons lying around at home? If so, why not make some models at home? You can build all kinds of structures from robots to houses. You’ll get rid of your trash, and the kids will have a great time. If your children love making models, make a collection of bottles, cans, and boxes. You could also use things like bottle tops to make unique artistic masterpieces.  



In the fall and winter months, the weather can put pay to plans for days out or games in the garden. Thankfully, there are loads of activities you can try in the warmth. Creative hobbies are brilliant for encouraging kids to use their imagination, and they’re also really fun. You can spend time together as a family, and encourage your children to learn new things and develop their skills over time. If it’s cold outside, these activities will keep the little ones entertained for hours.

xoxo,
Therese
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