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Question of the Day: What to do on a Rainy (Sun)day?

With rain in the forecast for the near future, share your indoor activities with us!

"Rain, rain, go away, come back another day..."

With rain forecast every day from now through Thursday (well, a 30 percent chance of rain on Thursday, does that count?), it looks like the kids may be indoors quite a lot. Sure, most of them are out at school during the day, but what to do on a rainy Sunday? Or after school once practice is cancelled?

Kids sometimes have a way of finding their own fun. But then sometimes "their own fun" gets boring and they want something to do. What do you tell them? Got any secrets to kill time on a rainy day? Share them here, and hope for sun!

Jeannie Sargent May 15, 2011 at 01:34 PM
Have a craft day as a family :) Find something the kids can make that is fun for them and mom and dad...it will keep them entertained and turn a rainy Sunday into a wonderful family memory.
Christine May 16, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Go on a Safari walk! (or a Spooky walk, etc.) All you need is a roll of butcher block paper (Michael's Craft carries it), tape, markers and/or crayons, and most important- your imagination! First, cut out long sheets of paper and then tape them back together to create a trail that can run continuously around your home from room to room. Once the path has been made, draw different pictures all along the "path" that you'll come across later during your travels. When all the artwork is complete, take a hike! We made a Safari Trail one rainy day. We brought a flashlight, a magnifiying glass, and binoculars. My 4 year old son was so inspired he built a cave using pillows and a blanket which we then had to crawl through (many times!) To make this rainy day activity last even longer, I suggest packing a picnic and stopping along the trail for a snack! For young children I would also suggest reading a relevent story first for inspiration. "Going On a Bear Hunt" By Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is one. "Little Leopard on the Move" by Mark Marshall is another. Parents should write the matching word under each picture to add an additional literacy component. The possibilities are endless and it's so cheap to do. Invite grandma over to go too, she'll love it. And don't forget the camera!

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