There’s nothing worse than being stuck for ideas of what to do when it’s vacation from school and it’s pouring rain outside. Mother Nature has got her seasons crossed right now with an almost constant downpour of rain and it can make time of school boring and miserable. Coming up with ideas for toddlers and little kids for things to do when it is raining outside is relatively easy; little kids are easy to please! A little mess, slime and plasticine and they’re happy children. For teens and tweens, however, it’s a little more difficult.
It’s not always practical for teens and tweens to leap and bound among the sofas, pretending the floor is lava. They’re a little big for that now! Getting in some interactive play rather than being slumped on the sofas and complaining that they are bored is important, and we’ve got some of the best ways that you can get them active!
- If you haven’t got the best internet connection right now, you need to get free installation today sorted so that over the school vacation your kids can plug in to exergames without draining the internet connection in the home. Motion-controlled video games are a perfect alternative to needing to keep moving while stuck inside. Sure, the screens may still be out, but they’re up and they’re moving and that’s the key!
- New Workouts. Working out isn’t all gym based and running on treadmills. If you’ve got a household wi-fi connection, you could introduce them to fun workouts that are ballet based or street dance You could even embarrass them and join in!
- Stack Cups. Here me out. As a child, they would have loved stacking cups and so you should introduce them to sport stacking. It’s tougher than it looks and it’s cheap, as all you need to do is purchase plastic or paper cups for them to stack over and over. Get their competitive juices flowing!
- Cookery Class. Getting your kids busy around the house for chores may seem boring to them, but cooking is less than boring! Invoke their inner Gordon Ramsay and get them to choose a meal that they would like to make for the family. Give them full creative control over the kitchen and step back. You could be on hand for burns and spills but don’t intervene. They’ll love the challenge.
- Balloon Volley. You probably played this when you were a kid yourself but arrange the sofas to be facing each other and blow up some balloons. Teams could sit on opposite sofas and bat the balloon back and forth to each other without touching the floor. Hours of entertainment as no one will want to give in first!
Your home can be a sports arena on those rainy days, you’ve just got to get those competitive juices flowing and get everyone excited to be indoors on a rainy day. I’m not saying it’s easy, but with these ideas anything is possible, right?