In today’s video, I teach kids and their grown-ups some strategies for supporting your child in taking alone time at your house. It’s a good one to watch together if you can!
I don’t know about you, but my kids got a bit squirrely at our house last week with so many rainy days in a row. Today I’d like to share 5 Rainy Day Activities That Use Things You Have Around Your Home:
1. Serve kids a snack while they sit in a plastic laundry basket. It’s easy to clean, keeps them contained and is mysteriously fun.
2. Spray the floor with spray soap and then give the kids dishcloths to stand on. They can then skate around the kitchen cleaning the floor with their feet; it’s physical, it’s silly and they get to feel helpful at the same time.
3. Dress the kids in their bathing suits and play “beach” or “swimming pool” in the bathtub. Or even just in the living room. Doing unusual things is fun.
4. Use the recycling in combination with the other toys. There are endless possibilities here- you can build structures out of boxes and cans, make homes for dolls and animals, make toilet paper tube tunnels for little cars to drive through, etc.
Happy playing, everyone!