The rainy season is upon us and with the kids spending most of their time indoors, I’m sure most of us heard them complain, “Mommy, I’m bored…”. Last week, with the rains and floods in the city, most cities suspended their classes too. I know there’s an article that says let the kids get bored and all but for a working mom like me, I’d like to leave Gwen some things to do while her daddy and mommy are at work.
Gwen likes to do arts and crafts more than playing with toys that’s why I’m always on the lookout for art sales online. She can’t get enough of crayons (why do they have so many kinds!!!), colored pens, and papers. Coz rainy days shouldn’t be dull and boring, here are some indoor activities for the kids.
7 Indoor Crafts for Kids This Rainy Season
- Do it yourself slime – Gwen got fascinated with slime. Thanks to Pinterest for easy DIY procedures. I’ll post soon about our own slime making experience.
- Paper fortune teller – This is so easy and fun to make! I used to do this when I was a kid. As an added bonus, young kids can get to practice their counting skills.
- Canvas printing or painting – I found this Create Your Own Canvas Frame kit and it’s only £2 because site is having their craft sales online.
- Paper plates crafts – If you have paper places lying around your kitchen, just add art paper, glue, and scissors and let your child’s creativity take over.
- Toilet paper roll crafts – Don’t throw away these. Put those toilet paper rolls to good use. When I was kid, I made dozens of telescopes, but thanks to Pinterest, there are plenty of activities to do with this piece of cardboard.
- Origami – Make cranes, flowers, etc. Harness your child’s fine motor skills too. You don’t have to buy origami papers, you can use old magazines or wrapping papers.
- Crochet – This is perfect for bigger kids, they can get to make crochet projects that they can use such as pouch, headbands, scarfs and other accessories. Too bad Nanay didn’t teach me how to crochet :(.
These are just some of the activities for kids that they can do indoors. You don’t have to buy so much toys to keep kids entertained. A few materials and lots of creativity will guarantee plenty of fun!