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Rain, Rain Go Away - 5 Activities to Enjoy with Your Kids this Weekend

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​We all love the cold, winter season when we know that Christmas is just around the corner. But on the other side of the festive season, cold, wet and windy weather is more of an inconvenience and it no longer has us feeling festive…

When you have little ones at home and the weather is poor, it’s certainly difficult to keep everyone happy and entertained. It isn’t long before they start arguing, shouting and falling out over toys –you can find a great range of toys here, just click the link – it’s enough to drive anyone to distraction!

If this sounds familiar, don’t panic. Here I’ve gathered 5 activities to enjoy with your kids this weekend. Good luck!

Have a good clear out!
When the weather is bad outside, there’s no greater opportunity to go through your kids’ rooms and have a good clear out – broken toys, items they no longer play with, old books, clothes and shoes that don’t fit anymore. Decide what to keep, throw away or donate to charity. The kids may hate the idea but once they see the difference it makes to their bedrooms; they’ll soon get stuck in!

Get baking
Making some sweet treats to enjoy later in the afternoon will certainly keep your little monsters busy on a rainy day. Don’t worry if you don’t have a kids cookbook, there are plenty of recipes online you can follow. Get them to help with measuring, stirring, decorating and of course the eating stage! If you don’t fancy sacrificing your kitchen just yet, then pop to the shops and buy some pre-made buns that you can get the kids to decorate at home.

Have some quiet time
Is there anything more comforting on a rainy day than curling up to read a good book? Enjoying a little quiet time as a family will help everyone calm down, spend some time together and catch up on their reading skills. You could read to your little ones, or if your kids are independent readers, let them choose the book and read to you. Ask questions about the characters, the plot, or what they think may happen next.

Go puddle jumping
Sometimes, it all gets a little too much and you need to get out of the house! Grab the kids coats, hats, gloves, waterproofs and their wellies and head outside for a good old puddle jump. You don’t have to go far, just up and down the street or even in the garden. But you’ll be amazed at what a little bit of fresh air can do!

Create a birdfeeder
It’s so easy to make a birdfeeder at home. And with spring on the way, it makes sense to get the kids excited for the re-appearance of the wildlife in your garden. There are plenty of online tutorials to follow. You could even make a bug hotel or research ways to encourage visitors like hedgehogs, frogs and even foxes into your backyard!


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