It is always a wonderful thing to see God answer prayers….and prayers for rain have been a common one around here. Even my boys have prayed for rain. Then God opened the Heavens and BAM! We have rain. The first day of rain after a dry spell is always so refreshing. I love the smell of freshly rained on cement and the air feels so much cleaner, smoother, almost like a nice glass of wine…and I like wine 🙂
But then it rains for a few days in row, which is still wonderful, but as a mother of toddlers, maybe just a little less wonderful. They start to go stir crazy. I swear I can see footprints on my living room wall. And being the good mother I’m trying to be, I attempt to limit the number of hours I let them watch TV (Power Rangers is their current favorite, which might explain the footprints on my walls)
So what to do with these crazies?! Right before dozing off (more like crashing into my pillow with drool already falling from my face) I scan my Kids Activities board on Pinterest for some inspiration….cause’ apparently the mountain of toys that fill my house won’t suffice.
Here are a few of the rainy day activities we have done lately!
Kara from Kara’s Class Room had a great idea to make stain glass windows out of Press N’ Seal wrap and tissue paper. I wasn’t to sure how this would go, but the boys loved it! Liam even noticed that putting a red piece on a blue piece made purple! Kid’s a genius. They even went back to a couple times through out the day to rearranged their tissue paper shapes! Definitely helped Cohen continue learning shapes and colors as well! Win!
Krokotak.com had a great fine motor activity for kids that was stringing pieces of cut drinking straws onto string! Simple, yet so fun and watching the concentration on my boys faces was priceless. They were determined to make me some new jewelry. Be still my heart.
And we can’t forget Miss Emmy whose favorite past time is chewing on everything she can get her hands on…including her hands!
Hope these help and inspire you in surviving the coming wonderful rainy days!