Monday, June 30, 2014

From Cooking To New Apps- There Is Always Something To Do With Kids On A Rainy Summer Day

OK~ It's been a wild weather weekend here in Iowa and it appears that this weather pattern will continue for quite sometime. How do you deal with the rain and storms? I'm thinking of families with school age kids home for the summer and I've got some ideas as to how to entertain them!

First of all, kids love to be busy. If you give your kids a spoon and a bowl while you are cooking in the kitchen you may have inspired the next Food Network Cooking star. It's no secret that if you give kids the opportunity to try new things they will quite often embrace the opportunity and run with it. Sure, their food may not look beautiful, but who knows? It may taste out of this world!

If your kids are old enough to manage a tablet, how about exploring some new apps with them?

  • Draw Something 
  • Angry Birds
  • Helicopter Taxi
  • Pocket Frogs
  • American Museum of Natural History: Dinosaurs
These are just a few apps that can keep your kids busy during rainy summer days.

How about a day of art projects? Break out one large poster board for each child. Lay out paints and brushes, while letting your kids create their own art project. Make it a point to hang each creation in a spot in the house where visitors and everyone will see it. One other thing to note, have your kids wear old clothes while painting and paint in an area that is protected from splashes of paint. Once kids begin painting, things may get messy.

And when all else fails, why not break out a new book or two? There's something to be said about holding an actual book in your hand between your fingers.

Summer is cruising right along and there is no time like now to let the creative juices start flowing. Rainy days can bring memories and smiles that will last for years to come. So, tell me, how do you keep your kids busy on rainy days? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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