Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

We have had on and off rain for days.  I have to admit, I kind of enjoy the rain.  However, quelling the cabin fever it inflicts on a certain couple of kids can be rather difficult.  We have fun, but it requires this mama to think on her toes, coming up with activity after activity before they lose their minds and my family room looks as tho the entire WWE has been using it as a ring.  (That reference was for my boyfriend...he better appreciate it lol).

Since I don't allow TV during the daytime, at least not during "school hours," here is a sneak peek of our last couple of days.


Danced in the rain

Played Mr Fox
I took these pictures as Mr. Fox.  If you don't know how to play, its fun.  One person sits in a designated spot and is "Mr. Fox.  Everyone else starts at a designated spot, in our case at the other end of the hallway and says "Mr. Fox, Mr. Fox, what time is it?" Mr. Fox then responds giving the time in the form of a direction to get the kiddos to come closer i.e. "It's time to take three giant steps forward," "it's time to take a giant leap," or "take 8 tippy-toe steps," rea;ly any command you can think of is fair game for Mr. Fox.  But at some point when the kiddos get close Mr. Fox deems it "TIME FOR LUNCH" and chases the littles back to the starting line, trying to tag them.

Made forts of all kids
This is just one example using sheets and pillows.  We also made forts with chairs and blankets and by tying scarves to things and draping blankets over them.

Played in the garage
We roller bladed, plasma-carred (yup made up a new word), played wall-ball, and "baseball" with tennis rackets

Recyclable Three-Legged Races
This is partially a fun game for the kids and also a really easy way for me to crush the recyclables.  Two birds, one stone.

Painted butterflies
We made these by drawing the butterflies with crayon (I drew one for my son using crayon and he made it beautiful).  Then we used water color paints and painted over top.  My daughter then cut hers out, while my son practiced using safety scissors on an old magazine.  I was also thinking about gluing popsicle sticks to the back so that on hot, sunny days the butterflies can be transformed into fans to keep the kids cool.

And made marching bands.

We even set the tent up in the house and had a sleepover in the tent in the family room.

And so much more...


  1. During rainy days, you'll have more bonding time with your kids. Thanks for the tips.

    1. That's so true. It's kind of fun being stuck inside and being forced to use our own creativity.