A lot of incredible games are available for a rainy day. Just because it’s gloomy out there, doesn’t mean it has to be gloomy at home as well. We all know that kids love to spend time outside, however, when the weather is not suitable for the outdoor playground, keeping the little monsters indoors might be quite challenging.
Fortunately, with a little bit of creativity and a lot of patience, you might just prove to them that staying indoors and video games aside can be fun too.
The good part of staying at home is there is no need to bring up your wallet and start spending! Everything should be at your reach, all you have to do is call out a family meeting and start some engaging activities, to help you out in case you are out of Ideas, here Five activities you will love doing with your family
1- The blanket Castle game
What’s more fun than setting up a Blanket castle for the little ones to lift up the impact of that gloomy weather, all you need to do is to grab a bunch of blankets, some pillows and chairs and voila, you can use set it up in the bad room or in the kids room to keep things a bit cleaner in the house, Use some Christmas light to give a tone to the cozy setting, you can start then some storytelling or a chilly movie in Netflix
2- Board Games (Monopoly scrabble Etc.)
How about challenging the kids and reviving that competitive spirit with some board games! Playing a board game is one of the best ways to occupy your kids on a rainy day! Make everyone involved in choosing the board game you are going to play, this will make everyone engaged.
In case you don’t own a board game, I’m sure everyone has a Smart Phone, you can find online board games that will let you spend a good time with the family, one rule though, everyone should be in the same room! Otherwise, it’s not fun anymore.
3- How about some DIY workshop?
Surveys show that the most favorite part of our kid’s school sessions is the Craft & Art workshops, kids are driven with creativity, so helping them bring to reality whatever project they have in mind will result in great satisfaction, better yet it will reinforce bonding with them and allow them to be more open toward us parents. Start by setting up a table and with all the necessary tools: Colored pens, Glues, Pipe Cleaners Scissors, etc.
To get inspired I recommend watching a couple of DIY videos on YouTube to help you get an Idea on the materials you need, you don’t want to start a project and not finishing it, that is not the message we want to convey to our little ones. in order the make the experience fully pleasant to the kids, don’t overwhelm them with rules, remember it’s supposed to be fun.
4- Video testimonials
A person behavior can completely change in front of a camera, we tend to be more formal or sometimes completely the opposite, whatever mood you are in you can rest assured that the camera will capture it, sometimes filming the kids while they are playing can be very funny, as you start paying attention to details, asking them to act as a famous singer or actor can be fun too.
5- Family cooking Time
A well-known proverb states that A family that cooks together, stays together! Culinary art can be very exciting and satisfying as it’s all about how the meal cake will turn out! This workshop will help you show the kids that with great meal comes great engagement, besides they won’t mind mixing butter.
Tell us what you think ? have you ever tried one of those games with your kids? do you have other games that might be better of a certain age ? Share with us your experience, and follow us on social media for more!
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