Thursday, May 26, 2016

Even More Rainy Day Activities For You and Your Little

There are few things more fulfilling in life than witnessing the positive impact you can have on others - especially on kids. Whether you just signed up or you have been a mentor for years, it can still be difficult to find new, fun activities for you and your little - especially on days when you are stuck indoors. In the past, we’ve written about how you and your Little can make the most out of a rainy day. These activities are fun and easy for younger kids, but as they get older, it can be hard to pull a kid off the couch and away from their devices. This time, let’s focus our rainy day activity ideas toward the older kids:

A Day at the Movies

Your Little has most likely seen all the newest blockbusters (maybe some more than a few times), but have they ever watched Singin’ In the Rain or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? How about Mary Poppins or The Sound of Music? Find your favorite childhood movies and have your own film festival - complete with popcorn, pop, and candies.

Pamper Yourselves

Set up a foot spa (or two tubs of hot water) and start your own salon and spa with your little. Check out this recipe for a homemade skin scrub that you can make together. Give yourselves manicures, pedicures, and face masks, and enjoy a nice cup of tea or cocoa. You Little will enjoy feeling like an adult for an afternoon!

Make Something Together

Everyone likes to create. Just because your Little is a tween, doesn’t mean they won’t get plenty of enjoyment out of an afternoon filled with marshmallow shooters, paper airplanes, or your own t-shirts! Need help finding more ideas? Tinkercrate mails fun experiments and projects to your doorstep every month.

Learn Something New

Science experiments are always fun - who doesn’t enjoy the classic baking soda/vinegar volcano? As kids get older, they want to know why thing react the way they do. Take some time to develop a few science experiments with your Little and learn something new. Some experiments to try out include:

Kids are getting hard to entertain. It can be so much easier to plop them in front of a television, video game console, or electronic device, but hopefully, you’ve had some inspiration from this list. There are tons more activities on Pinterest that you and your Little can explore together.

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