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“Mommy, can today be a rainy day?”

My kids have been waiting for rainy days for a long time, because they get to choose something from the rainy day activity box!  I keep a canvas cube in my office closet for collecting little activities that will keep them busy on rainy days.  I rummage through the discount bins at “Micheal’s” for little craft kits, and squirrel away birthday and Christmas gifts before they notice they’re gone.  Everything in it should be new (very exciting to the little people) and easy to do on their own (which buys me a little non-entertaing-them time).  The rule is that they can only pick ONE item to play with per day, and they have to share it.  As you can see after a week of some bad weather (rain, at last!) my supplies are getting low, time to  replenish!

Rainy Day Activity Box ideas:

  • Sticker books
  • Stamps
  • Craft kits
  • Art Supplies
  • Window pens
  • Window gels
  • Coloring Books
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Paper dolls
  • Beads

I also put together a “big sister box” for when my niece got her new baby sister. It made her feel special and hopefully gave my sister-in-law a little time to nurse baby in peace.  Sure, it isn’t the most eco-freindly or fair trade collection of goodies, but it can make everyone in the family happy when cabin-fever sets in!

Window Gels

Today they chose the window gels to play with, you’d be surprised how long something this cheap can keep them occupied!

Mosaic Kits

These little match-by-number-mosaic kits cost about $2 each and kept her busy an entire afternoon!

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