Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rainy Day Activities

We've had cool and rainy days since Monday. It's tempting to watch too much T.V. or play too many computer games when the weather gets like this. I keep saying to the kids, "Turn off the T.V.!!" But, then I have to get off the computer! So, I've had to be intentional about finding alternative things to do! Here a few of our rainy day activities so far:

  • Colouring, drawing and painting
  • Setting up play tents in the basement and playing "camping" most of the day on Monday.
  • Making paper airplanes with the babysitter while Mommy went for a massage on Tuesday!
  • A Tuesday afternoon trip to the Telus World of Science, where we even got to see a demonstration called, "Fire and Fury." Very cool fire "magic"!
  • O.K., I'll admit it - lots of Treehouse, movies and Facebook...
  • Playing card games and laughing together Wednesday afternoon! The kids are getting to the age where they are actually fun to play games with!
  • Going out for a pizza supper with Grandma, Grandpa and Auntie Shannon last night.
  • Making homemade play dough today and sampling pretend cookies and pies all morning. (See pictures below.)
I think we've done a pretty good job of entertaining ourselves, don't you think?! What do you do when the rain keeps coming down?

7 comments:

septembermom said...

I think you have been reading my mind! I just said to my husband the other day, "I need some new ideas to keep the kids busy when we're in the house." Hooray Peggy, you came to my rescue just in time! We do a lot of arts and crafts. Now that the kids are older, it gets tougher to keep them not glued to the video games. Once I kept them all busy making photo collages out of old pictures. It took about 2 hours! Thanks for the post.

ME & MY BOYS said...

Pegs, u r still as sweet as u were! thank you for following up with us, your blog is so refreshing to me, the colors, the writing,fabulous ideas!We are doing better by the way. You have a beautiful family!

Jennifer said...

We head over to someone else house for a play date:) You could also have friends over to your place. This works great on rainy days or very hot days in FL:)

Megan said...

Sounds like you've found some fun things to keep you busy! =)

Kerry Shealy said...

Here is a fun one that we did recently:
We painted paper plates, covered them in clear plastic wrap, made cupcakes and delivered them to friends. Not only did our friends get yummy cupcakes, but they got artwork, too. The kids loved doing this...so did I!

Nadine said...

just checking in...
Hope your having a great summer to date...did the kiddies get their bubble bottles in one piece?

Thanks so much for the CD...

Summer is busy...but we are having fun connecting as a family...pure fun..

God Bless...
See you soon

Nadine

Nadine said...

hey Peggy,

Long time since I have heard from you...
Hope your doing and keeping well...I think of you often...
I am done with surgery #1....the surgery itself went as expected but general anesthetic and me do not do well and so I struggle for a while...
I have a friend moving to your ends of the world...lol!
Wish I was moving closer...no farms for sell there hein??

Drop me a not when you have some time...what you been up too these days?

God Bless my friend

Much love

Nadine