Keep the Kids Entertained During Rainy Days
One of the aspects of spring that people look forward to the most is being able to spend more time outside with their families. With the beautiful weather and nature coming back to life, there are endless opportunities for fun weekend activities. However, one thing can put a damper on these plans—rainy weather.
But don’t worry! You can still have a blast indoors at Liv with your kids doing any (or all) of these six great indoor activities:
1. Get Off on the Right Foot
Even though you can't go outside, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on a good breakfast. Get the family involved in making pancakes together, then get out the syrup and toppings. This is a great opportunity to let your kids be creative by letting them decorate their own pancakes with fresh fruit, whipped cream, and other pancake decorations.
If it rains this Saturday and you're not in the mood to cook, come to the Hub for a pancake breakfast with other families in the Liv community. Not only will you get to enjoy a delicious meal, but you'll also have the opportunity to meet new neighbors and share plans for the day ahead with other parents.
2. Channel Your Energy Into Art
With just a few supplies that you likely already have in your home, you can make some fun and unique crafts with your kids. If you have fresh flowers and paint, use the flower heads to make pictures. Add some glitter for extra flare if you’re feeling daring, and voila! You’ve got the beginnings of some beautiful art projects.
If you're not a fan of flowers or can't have them where you live, don't worry! You and your kids can make some out of paper plates or construction paper. If you've got toddlers or younger kids, take advantage of springtime themes by incorporating them into sensory bottles, edible mud, sensory bins, etc.
3. Dust Off the Board Games
Board games are for more than game night. They provide an opportunity to disconnect from screens and spend time with your family. While you play, have some fun and turn the day into a competition by keeping score of who wins the most games. Whoever has the most points at the end of the day gets a small prize!
You can come to the Hub for some family fun too! There are plenty of games to play and people to meet.
4. Get Scientific
Looking for a fun and educational activity to do with the kids this spring? Why not try some science experiments! You can make them rain-themed, like creating a “rain cloud in a jar” using shaving cream and food coloring. Other great ideas for kids include creating a water cycle model, a tornado in a bottle, and a homemade thermometer.
5. A Rainy Day is a Movie Day!
Indoor days are the perfect opportunity to pretend you're at the cinema. Pop some popcorn, get out your comfiest blankets, and queue up your favorite film. Don't forget to make it cozy by dimming the lights or going to Liv's screening room in the Hub.
Don't fret if your kids can't seem to agree on a movie. You can always make your own instead! Help them create an enjoyable stop-motion video that you'll all want to watch again and again. If you're feeling ambitious, turn it into a rainy-day series with an ongoing story.
6. It is Always a Good Time for a Scavenger Hunt
Kids will love an indoor scavenger hunt any time of year. Write out a list of items for them to find around the house, like a toy dog, crayons, or keys. If you have more than one child, make sure each kid has their own separate list.
You could also make the scavenger hunt more challenging by:
Asking your kids to find items of specific colors, shapes, or textures (have them collect what they find in a small basket)
Hiding items around your apartment
Setting a time limit
Have a Great Time This Spring at Liv Multifamily
Just because it's raining, that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. You can still do many great indoor activities with your kids, from art projects and science experiments related to rain to making your own movies. Try out some of these ideas and let us know what you think. We would love to hear about any other fun indoor activities you come up with and share them with other families in our Liv communities.