In Paris, we have lots of rainy days! I have come to love them – they give us extra time to work on fun, indoor projects!
We do a lot of indoor activities during the day at my learning house. The children have different levels and interests. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite indoor activities with you. Hopefully, there is something for everyone!
1.Use child friendly, non-toxic nail polish to paint your child’s nails fun colors. (I recommend using non-toxic nailpolish remover too as chemicals in traditional nailpolish and nailpolish remover are absorbed through the nails and into the blood stream. Some children also have a tendency to put their hands in their mouths.)
3.Garden – water some indoor plants or create your very own indoor fairy garden.
5.Create activity dice! Each side represents a different activity (jump up and down, roar like a dinosaur, pretend you’re sleeping, you get the picture!). Toss, read aloud, then complete the activity with your child. This fun and fabulous idea is from one of my personal favorite blogs Can’t Google Everything!
7.Play with your collection of Quiet Books. Here are some fun DIY Quiet Book projects!
8.Make some paper plate rackets and play ballon tennis. DIY instructions here along with some fabulous ideas for creating an “Up”-themed party! (BTW, I think an “Up”-themed party is also a fun idea for a rainy day!)
9.Find an old cardboard box and make a dramatic play washer, dryer, handbag with pipecleaner handles or your cat’s dreamhome! Check out these ideas on this awesome Buzzfeed list.
10.Play shadow puppet theatre. Vintage puppet theatre instructions courtesy of Butterfly Rocket.
Last, but certainly not least, have fun! Did you like this article? What do you like to do with your little one on rainy days?
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