Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Free and Simple Rainy Day Activities

Given all of the recent rainy days we experienced here over the holiday break, there were some days when the kids just really needed something different to do.

After purchasing a couple of new storage/organisation system draws for our upcoming year, I tore open the box, handed the kids some felt pens and let them at it. This was left out for a few days, the kids would come and go as they pleased. Added some doodles here and some scribbles there. It was way more fun having a huge textured canvas, than a simple boring sheet of white A4 paper.

For a bit more active fun, we grabbed some bubble wrap, the one with the really large bubbles. They enjoyed jumping up and down, feeling and hearing the bubbles pop and squish beneath their feet. Not to mention it allowed them to get rid of some of that energy from being cooped up indoors due to the rain.

Simple and nearly free to boot!


Debbie said...

I really like the cardboard idea...think I'll try that next time we get a big box!

Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids said...

Would love to have you share this idea or another favorite on my linky at www.creativeconnectionsforkids.com

We don't have rain we have snow!

:) Kristi

Jackie said...

My kids love simple things like this, too. I don't know why we even have toys. :-)

Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids said...

Thanks so much for linking up to CCK!

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