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Smarter Mom: Rainy Day Activities

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If you’re going on your second or third day of rain, you’ve likely exhausted all those rainy day tricks you hide up your sleeve--or in your closet. (My secret rainy day stash includes new books, new toys, and rainy day crafts.) Lets think outside the box, or rather outside the home. No, you don’t have to play in the rain, but it's time to get out of the house.

The movies are always a great rainy day option if there’s a movie playing suitable for your kids' ages. Try to go to the earliest showing for discounted pricing. Museums are also good on rainy days, though can often draw crowds (especially rainy weekend days). How about bowling or ice skating? Or try an indoor pool at a local hotel, college, or health club; they frequently sell day passes. There’s also indoor kid gyms, which let kids run, climb, and jump around, which is a great way to blow off some steam.

Whatever rainy day, get-out-of-the-house activity you choose, be sure you enjoy yourself too. Afterall, you’re finally out of the house as well.

What rainy day activity do you usually do with your kids?

by on Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

We have tons of movies at home, so more than likely that's what we do with popcorn. Or go shopping lol. 

by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 1:49 AM
Play games, finger-paint, play pretend, hide & seek, watch a movie
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by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Scavenger hunts and forts as well.

by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM

We go to the library, watch movies, or just sit around and play with whatever toy they want to take out.

by on Apr. 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

playdoh, games,movies

by Ruby Member on Apr. 27, 2012 at 9:13 PM

 movie & popcorn

story time

crafts, coloring


& if the rain isn't too hard, splashing around in the puddles

by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 8:21 AM

We play outside in the rain if it's warm enough.

by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM
I need to start an idea box for rainy days since we now have 3 children who will be big enough to be bored on rainy days before we realize it
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by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 10:04 AM
We go to the movie or the museums. All of the grand kids meet at grams house and hang out. We color. We make cards for dh. We run around in the rain without a jacket. I know, bad Mommy. But it is only for a few minutes, and she has so much fun.
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by on Apr. 28, 2012 at 10:13 AM

We've been doing lots of crafts. 

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