Rainy days can be very relaxing. The sound of falling water and the cool breeze makes you want to be comfortable at home and even take a nap. But what if you had plans with your kids? Children have a lot of energy and want to play, making a rainy day a possibly boring day if you can’t go out.
Is in these moments when you must draw upon your creativity and make sure you keep boredom at bay.
Here’s a small list of ideas for them to have so much fun indoors that they won’t even notice the rain. Between board games, sweet recipes, and indoor camping, we got you covered!
There are many ways to make camps indoors, the important thing is to be cozy and have plenty of snacks:
- Build your own tent with sheets and blankets, lots of cushions, and pillows, the tent should be very cozy inside.
- Make your own campfire even if you are inside, you can use lamps or unused Christmas lights to recreate a fire, or if you have a fireplace you can set up your camp nearby.
- Lots of snacks and that’s it!
Bake Polvorones con Chocolate
Cooking with your kids is something that stimulates their ability to read, measure, and follow instructions. It also encourages their creativity and strengthens the bond of trust with the parents.
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, and nothing beats a good homemade cookie — especially if they’re polvorones! You just need to find some good aprons, a good recipe and that’s it!
Board games are the classic method of screen-free fun when you are at home, not only for kids but also for adults. Here are some of our favorites:
- Monopoly: 2 to 6 players. Minimum age: 8 years old
- Uno: 2 to 10 players. Minimum age: 7 years old
- Jenga: 1 or more players. Minimum age: 6 years old
- Spontaneous The Song Game: 3 or more players. Minimum age: 8 years old
- Twister: 2 or more players. Minimum age: 6 years old
The Lava Game
This game is very easy to play because you only need your imagination. It is a favorite of all children and keeps them active and moving.
You must imagine that the floor is lava and whoever touches the floor loses. You can climb on chairs, beds or any furniture you have at home. You can also create obstacles and set a goal.
Perfect to play with the little ones at home and very simple, balloon tennis is a fun way to start a rainy afternoon. You can keep score or just have fun trying to keep the balloon on the air. Here are some recommendations:
- Inflate balloons to use as balls.
- Use some small racquet or make your own racquet with a cardboard circle and a wooden paddle.
- You can use a net or simply tie a string to 2 chairs to simulate the netting.
Don’t let the rain stop you from having a fun-filled day at home with your kids!