A List Maker's Life: Rainy Day Distractions

Friday, May 1, 2009

Rainy Day Distractions

After several days of getting used to playing outside again in the sunny, spring weather yesterday's torrential rains were a bit of a disappointment. With a bit of quick thinking we pulled out some classic rainy day distraction activities.

Here are some of our rainy day kid friendly favorites:

~Baking - we made my great grandma's Oatmeal Crispies recipe
~Legos - fire trucks were the creations of choice
~Playdough - made more little insects with pipe cleaners and dough
~Books, Books, Books
~Blanket Forts
~Splish, Splash and play in the tub - just for the fun of it!
~Stickers - we practiced writing names on long sheets of paper & used stickers to cover the lines

Ex. P with pennies & princess & E with Easter eggs and flowers (looks like a few H-hands snuck their way over too)

What do your kids like to do on a rainy day?
How about you?



  1. We snuggle up and watch a fun movie and make fun treats. Lilly and Patrick made Jell-O jigglers and cut them with many different cookie cutters. She is so proud!

  2. It would be good for me to make a rainy day list...and remember to look at it when those days come!

    Thanks for participating in Kid Friendly Friday - have a fun weekend!

  3. Where were you when I needed you 2 days ago!? Now the sun is out and we're enjoying a couple days of nice Spring weather! I like the idea Sarah mentioned of having a list of rainy day activities handy. Not sure why I can't remember it on the spot without a list, but I just do better with lists I guess! Sound familiar?? ;)

    Have a blessed weekend!

  4. those are fun rainy day ideas!

    have a great weekend!

  5. indoor picnics. those are a big hit.


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