Living in the Uk we see our fair share of rainy days. It can be hard sometimes to come up with yet more ideas for a rainy day.
So we have come up with some ideas below for you to give a go the next time your stuck indoors.
Have an indoor tresure hunt
This idea can be used for all ages of kids. You can just change the difficulty of the treasure hunt to fit.
You can use pegs with color dots on (if you have more than one child you could give them a different color to find. Or points for different colors and add them up at the end)
You could leave written clues if older, a clue to find the next clue, and so on.
If it was raining at Easter it was a chocolate egg hunt around the house instead.
Build a fort
Create a camp or fort with the kids. What is also good is when it is built they will often want to play in it. They can take their books, coloring, dolls, or even watch a film from it.
Use sheets and pillows to make it. You know your inner child will also love building it 😉.
Build an obstacle course
For those of you with really energetic kids, you could build an obstacle course around the house. A chance to burn off some of that energy when stuck indoors.
You can make parts of the floor lava using a sheet, or get them to follow a path of pillows. Get fun creating it and let your imagination take off.
Paint some pebbles
Next time you are out near anywhere that has pebbles (maybe the beach). Bring some back with you. You can get these out on a rainy day with some paints.
You can paint patterns together, or monsters. Whatever the imagination comes up with.
This has the added bonus of once the rain has cleared. Taking the kids out on a walk to leave their pebbles for others to enjoy and find.
Make carboard houses
Have a spare box or shoebox? Why not make little houses. You can paint the outside, cut out the windows and doors. Create rugs with cards and even make little beds.
If you have some fabric you can use that too. Maybe even dried pasta can be seats. Anything round the house you can find to make your little houses into homes.
We hope you enjoyed these few ideas for a rainy day. Of course, a portrait in our studio can also happen on a rainy day 😉. So you don’t need to worry about the weather when you book a session with us.