28 June 2018

How to Keep Your Child Entertained on a Rainy Day

If you're unfortunate to be dealt with a rainy few days over the weekend, then you'll know that your child will most likely be nagging you to do something fun because they're bored. This is something that all parents grow accustomed to, and in order to beat the boredom, you will need to be prepared. Kids tend to have a lot of energy to burn, and without being able to run around outdoors, you'll be struggling to deal with those bundles of energy that want to be entertained. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do, you just need to be a little creative and think about what will stimulate them enough so they have fun, regardless of what the weather is doing.

Here are some ideas to get you on the right track.


One great option is to call one of their friends parents and ask whether they are allowed to come round and play. Kids love to have their friends over and it gives them a chance to play numerous games all created by their imagination. You can make a day out of it by ordering some pizza too to make everything that little bit more exciting. And you can top it off by allowing them to have a sleepover and maybe even staying up a little later than usual.


If your child is into their technology and enjoys a game or two, then have a think about downloading some fun apps that they can play around on. The Final Fantasy app for example is a great game where you build your own kingdom and defend it against all the monsters and other threats that are trying to bring you down. Games like this continue to progress more and more as they go on, so you can expect your child to play for hours on end until it's time for their dinner.


Being creative is not only productive, but it allows your child to be as free as they want to be. All you need to do is put a blank piece of paper and some colors in front of them, be it crayons or paint, and they will come up with their own little masterpiece. This is also a great bonding experience if you work together too, and it gives you a real insight into the way your child sees and interprets things. And who knows, you may even find you have a mini Van Gogh on your hands.

Dress up

What's better than playing dress up in your parent's clothes and pretending to be different characters from movies and books, or make them up entirely as you go along? You can even give your child a little history lesson as you go if you have any vintage clothing stored away in the back of your wardrobe. Maybe you'll be the King and Queen of the house, but have to protect it because the lava from the volcano has just erupted and is entering your castle - or something like that...

Disclosure: This is a contributed post.

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