‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, no child was complaining, not even a spouse. The gifts were unwrapped and toys played with care, while parents reveled in the peace and quiet in the air… Well, that lasted 10 minutes. We know it’s not long before the first “I’M BORED” escapes your kids’ lips during holiday break.
We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve been in a slump due to the rainy day blues. Instead of curling up into a ball and succumbing into boredom, there are dozens of different activities that you can do to keep yourself occupied. Even if the weather is miserable outside, there is no reason as to why you should be miserable inside! Below is a list of 4 great things that you can do to chase rainy day boredom away.
1. Plan a Scavenger Hunt
This is the perfect activity for families who have children that enjoy participating in activities. A scavenger hunt is not only fun for the kids, but it is also fun for the parents. Make a list of 20-30 items that the family will have to find throughout the house and the individual who finds all of the items first is the winner. You can choose the prize, such as allowing the winner to pick what’s for dinner and desert that night.
2. Making Your Own Bath Soap and Bubble Bath
There’s nothing more relaxing than having the opportunity to slide into a warm bathtub while the weather is cold, wet, and rainy. Why not consider making your own bubble bath to enjoy during your downtime? There are dozens of interesting household ingredients that you can put into the formula to help soothe and relax your body. Try using honey, eggs, and liquid hand soap for a nice soak.
3. Make a Recipe Book
Recipe books have been passed along for many generations and who doesn’t love to cook once in a while? Go on the internet and find some interesting recipes that you want to try throughout the week. Print them out and make your own recipe book. You can even try some of the recipes during your rainy day inside. This is not only a great activity for both individuals and families, but it is also something that can be passed on through the family.
4. Camping Indoors
Be honest – you probably made a fort or a tent out of dining room chairs at one point in your life. Imagine how amazing it would be to relive your childhood or to let your children have the experience for themselves. Consider setting up a camp indoors by using chairs, tables, blankets, and pillow. You can even place the tent in front of the TV and watch scary movies all night with your loved ones.
5. Binge on the all-new series DreamWorks Trollhunters on Netflix
Starting Dec. 23, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television will treat families to 13 hours of adventure, suspense and limitless imagination with the all-new series DreamWorks Trollhunters.
With ideas like these, you stand a good chance of keeping the kiddos entertained for at least a portion of their school vacation.
What’s your plan for the kiddos over school vacation week?
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