What to Do on Rainy Days

Rainy Day Ideas via La La Lovely Blog

We’ve been on summer break for a good two weeks and it’s rained a lot.  And, when I say a lot, I mean I’m questioning as to whether or not we live in Seattle or the south of England.  But,  since there is no sea on either side of me, I’m quite assured I’m right smack dab in the middle of corn field country still.

Giant puddles pooling everywhere and we haven’t even, really used our pool yet.  Other then a few, “uh, I fell in with my clothes on,” situations.   Which are explained as, “I know you are not going to let me swim right now, but this always works!”

Yesterday I had blogging and a bootie workout on my agenda, but the kids were bored and so we pulled out board games.  I’m not a big games person.  I didn’t really grow up playing games, and I think that has a lot do with it (do you find this true about you?  like or dislike?).

Games or no games, I got thinking about what we like to do when the weather isn’t so winsome….

Keep reading for some summer ideas:

Rainy Day Ideas via La La Lovely Blog

We’ve been on summer break for a good two weeks and it’s rained a lot. And, when I say a lot, I mean I’m questioning as to whether or not we live in Seattle or the south of England. But, since there is no sea on either side of me, I’m quite assured I’m right smack dab in the middle of corn field country still.

Giant puddles pooling everywhere and we haven’t even, really used our pool yet. Other then a few, “uh, I fell in with my clothes on,” situations. Which are explained as, “I know you are not going to let me swim right now, but this always works!”

Yesterday I had blogging and a bootie workout on my agenda, but the kids were bored and so we pulled out board games. I’m not a big games person. I didn’t really grow up playing games, and I think that has a lot do with it (do you find this true about you? like or dislike?).

Games or no games, I got thinking about what we like to do when the weather isn’t so winsome….

Keep reading for some summer ideas:

1 / Go to the library : We just got new cards (I have to pay where I live), and it’s like a new novelty to us.  If your library is like ours then you likely have a summer reading program with fun rewards.  We just signed up and are aiming to get tickets to our local waterpark.  You know I love to read, and this makes summer reading way more affordable than my amazon habit.  What are you reading this summer?

2 / Activity Books :   How cool is Unbored Book? This book, is on our wish-list.

Fave Games | La La Lovely Blog

3 / Games :  Although it’s not a normal go to for me, I want my kids to learn to enjoy games.  Our favorites (mine included) are:  Trouble , Chinese Checkers,  Mancala and Racko.

 

 

4 / Embrace the weather : The Swedish have a saying that goes like this, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.”  Buy some rain boots and in the spirit of  Peppa Pig , go and jump in some muddy puddles.  My kids love running around in the rain, during summer months (as long as there is no thunder or lightning).

5 / Movies :  A given, but some of the best family / kid movies are released during summer.  Anyone see the new Jurassic Park movie yet?

6 /  Make Something :  If you are the crafty type, you’ll love this.  I’m good at collecting crafts, not so much at implementing.  If your not a natural, don’t over complicate.  Many times we just pull out the perler beads, paint, or play-doh.  Just using your hands to create anything will feel more than alright.

7 / Indoor picnic :  My kids littles love eating outside on a picnic blanket (these are great).  But, we have also been known to spread a blanket out on the family room floor during the long winter months.  Why not on a rainy summer day?

I hope some of these simple ideas inspire you when the rain threatens to put a damper on your day.

Tell me, what do you love to do on rainy days with your kiddos?

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  • dawn
    Commented on June 17th, 2015 at 5:26pm

    hey miss trina,

    i grew up with games, but never really liked them (usually the family played and i sat on the couch with a book) … i always played games with my daughter when she was young, but as time went on and the games got more ‘grown up’ i lost interest, so she calls me the ‘game-pooper’ … however we do like trouble, sorry, dominos and boggle. and yes, just saw jurassic world last night … it is bigger and bolder and we all thought it was fun (we are diehard jurassic fans) we have rain here today too … x

  • Trina
    Commented on June 18th, 2015 at 1:08pm

    Love it. I’d usually always choose a game over a book, too. I’ve never played dominos, but I think I would like it. Thanks for letting me know about Jurassic Park…I’m hoping to take my older two, sometime soon. xo . t

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