Party Booty Bags Rainy Day Activities May 22 2014

Rainy Day Activities

If you’re like Allison, you have a house full of ideas for rainy day activities and…even better…all the crafts and tools you need to make those ideas come to life. Crinkle paper, she’s got that. Ingredients to make “Goop”? Covered! Karaoke machine? Check.

If you are like Heather, however, you need to plan everything in advance! No goop, no crinkle, no karaoke...but even she is ready for a rainy day and that’s because we have created a list of fun things you can do in case of dreary weather. So, here we go:

Make Your Own Goop!

Who doesn’t love Goop? I don’t know any child who doesn’t love to squeeze, pinch and pull goop. Not only does it entertain them for hours but it also is great for developing fine motor skills. The best part is you probably already have the ingredients in your house!

What You'll Need:

  1. 1 cup cornstarch
  2. 1/4 cup glue (white craft glue)
  3. 1/2 cup warm water
  4. Food coloring (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place cornstarch in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Have your child help out by squeezing out the glue into the cornstarch and then have them add half of the water. (If you want to make it colorful, simply use the food coloring and add a few drops of their favorite color).
  3. Mix it all together. As you start blending the water and cornstarch together, it will go from a liquid to a solid. Continue to add water until the mixture comes together but still remains solid.
  4. Start having fun!! If the Goop begins to dry out, add a bit of water. Store the Goop in a plastic bag for future fun!

Play Dress Up

Okay, this one is super easy and fun for everyone. Let your kids go through your closets and pretend to be a school teacher, a doctor, or a construction worker. As you know, pretend play is great for kids and its fun to see where their imagination takes them. Don’t forget to keep your camera/video recorder ready!

Karaoke

You know you want to do it…it’s not just for kids but for the whole family! If you don’t have a real karaoke machine then just put on the radio, grab your air guitar and bring the rock star in you out! Even better, set up a stage area and let the kids pretend they are performing for a crowd of people!

Movie Marathon

Kick your feet up, turn on the DVR (or Netflix or Apple TV or Tivo or….) and play all of those movies you love so much. Pop some popcorn, grab some water and snuggle up on the couch with your kiddos.

Finger (and Feet!) Paint

This is where the fun really starts. Gather all of your art supplies including your Party Booty Bags customized art smock! Lay a tarp down under your work area and let the silliness begin…making hand prints, foot prints, you name it! Make paintings for Grandma and Grandpa or for Mom or Dad’s office wall. Be sure you are prepared with lots of soap and water to clean up afterwards.

Build A Fort

Grab all the pillows from the couches and add in blankets and sheets and build your very own fort! Drape blankets and sheets over high backed dining chairs as well to add ‘rooms’ to this creative world. Who knows, maybe you can get a few minutes of quiet in there where the kids aren’t looking J

Sing In The Rain

I know you thought we were only talking about indoor activities but sometimes you just have to sing in the rain! Your kids will love to catch the raindrops on their tongues and stomp in the puddles. Make one inch marks on a container (like an empty pasta sauce jar) and leave out in the rain to measure how much rainfall you get. All this outdoor rainy fun could last for a while so beware!

For more ideas for rainy day activities, take a look at our Pinterest board here: http://www.pinterest.com/partybootybags/rainy-day-activities/