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Is the gloomy weather getting you down? Don’t let the rainy season stop you and your family from having fun! Here are some rainy day activities you can do with your family even when the rain is pouring outside…

#1 Drop your gadgets and take out those board games

When I was younger, I remember spending hours playing Game of the Generals with my dad on days we can’t go out. Not only did it teach me a lot about strategic thinking, but it also provided an opportunity for my dad and I to bond while my mom cooks the usual rainy day favorites like champorado.

Now that I have kids of my own, I make it a point to grab every chance I get to bond with them. My children are still very young (Kelly is 4, Caleb is 2), but we’ve already introduced them to board games. It can get chaotic with a toddler constantly running over the board, but nothing beats all the laugh-worthy moments with the whole family.

#2 Try out some arts and crafts

toddler artMy daughter loves anything artsy. She got it from her dad who is quite creative as well. This is why during rainy days, when board games no longer work in keeping my little ones preoccupied, I take out their art kits and we do arts and crafts activities together. I don’t mind letting the kids get messy—that makes arts and crafts even more fun!

 

#3 Play pretend

the minisWhat better way to enjoy a rainy day than to make use of the gloomy weather to play pretend pirates lost in a stormy sea, right? I have to be honest, hoisting sails made of bed sheets and pretending to be adventurers sailing the vast seas in search of treasure is something I really enjoy doing with my kids.

When my husband is around (he’s usually on duty 24/7 during the rainy season since that’s when they’re on red alert), he gets to play the scary sea monster…or the merman needing to be rescued. It really depends on the kids’ mood. :D

#4 Enjoy a game of laser tag

Now, if you have older kids, one activity I’m sure they will enjoy is a game of laser tag. Before we had kids of our own, my husband and I used to take our nieces to Market! Market! for a game of laser tag. Our nieces were aged 7 to 10 back then and they really enjoyed our games.

So if it’s raining outside and the kids can’t go out to play, suit up and head over to LazerXtreme for a game or two.

#5 Play in the rain!

out and aboutChildhood is not complete if you never got to play in the rain. I did it when I was younger, my husband experienced it too, and we decided to let our kids enjoy the rain as well. I was hesitant at first because I was scared my kids might get sick, but I soon learned that as long as we take care of the kids’ health, a couple of minutes under the rain won’t hurt.

To make sure my kids are always healthy (so we can all play in the rain!), I make sure they eat healthy meals and get enough rest. I also help boost their immune system by letting them take Vitamin C and Zinc.

What about you? What are you favorite rainy day bonding activities with your family? Share it with us in the comments section below!

 

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Kimberley Reyes is a fire wife and mom. She provides virtual support for women entrepreneurs and bloggers and writes about finding the right balance between homemaking and working in freedom.

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15 Comments

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  2. Board games, we occasionally play this but I wish we did it more often. My kids loved laser tag and being in the rain. :)

  3. My 3.5 year old son loves rain. He’s fascinated with it. When he grow up (just a little), we will let him play in the rain. Playing board games is also fun. By the way, I already registered at Hey Mom. It’s a nice and helpful website. :)

  4. We used to play in the rain way back. It was so much fun :) My girls and I love pretend play and art. It keeps them away from iPad for longer time :)

  5. We love playing in the rain and board games!
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  6. Moms need the all resource in parenting. Thank God for technology and online communities. Signed up already. :) We love board games and ofcourse playing in the rain. :)

  7. Love this Kim! We’ve actually been using gadgets less and less now that we have rotational brownouts again. How I hope it rains here!

  8. On rainy days, my little family likes to cuddle in bed together, which is actually more of like a royal rumble; watch movies and series, and eat a lot :)

  9. My daughter loves Pretend Play! We do that every night before she goes to sleep.

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    MrsMartinez

  10. I have a 2-year old toddler with special needs so as part of his development, we give him more interactive toys than gadgets. He cannot understand board games yet but i am thinking of starting him off with flash cards. He has not played in the rain yet but maybe when he grows a little bit older, I will allow him

  11. My eldest is 5 years old and he likes painting, coloring and sketching. I recently joined the adult coloring bandwagon so during rainy days (and all other days), my eldest and I take out our coloring supplies and paint/color the rains away. Some days we bring out his Snakes and Ladders. I’d love to play in the rain, too!

  12. My kids like painting, coloring, or doing anything artsy, which we love to do on rainy days. But you know what, we don’t have any board games at home. Geez why didn’t I even think of getting one? Haha probably because I thought they’re too young to understand those games. Oh I’m so wrong then, since they are about the same age as your kids. Hehe

    1. They won’t participate fully in the game, but they’ll play it. Try buying games like Guess Who. My kids love it. :)

  13. I’m also looking forward to play under the rain with my son someday. Also during my childhood we always play Snake and Ladders, will definitely teach my son on how to play this too.

  14. My kids haven’t played in the rain yet. I wish they could also experience it! I think it should be at a time they are very healthy and they must wear slippers that are waterproof and not slippery.

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