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Friday, September 30, 2011

Dreary Michigan Day - Fun Things To Do

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What do you do on days when it's dreary and raining outside?  Being a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom...these days can seem to last forever if we don't figure out something fun to do.  Here's some ideas we like.  If you have any, please post them below.

Take the kids to an indoor play area.  Whether it be a free area like the mall, or an indoor play area like Jungle Java; sometimes just getting out can make a huge difference.

Get out the board games!  We have so many board games but don't play them as often as I'd like.  It would be fun to have a board day extravaganza!  Bring on the popcorn!

Have a story hour.  If you have an older child who can read, how much more fun for them to read to their younger siblings!  Lyshie has been known to hold both her brothers in her lap while reading to them.  It's so precious!

Build a fort!  Did you ever make those forts with chairs and blankets?  Why not do that again!  It's still fun as an adult, even if you can't fit under one like you used to.  lol!

Make Sock Puppets and have a puppet show!

Get out a very large cardboard box and let the kids imaginations soar!

Have a scavenger hunt.  One where the kids have to work together is even better.

Plan a themed party.  Dinner and a movie would be fun.  Picture watching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs while eating spaghetti and meatballs.    Or, you could have an international party where you make international foods, listen to the same themed music, etc..

Plan a picnic indoors!  Let the kids help you make the picnic food and set up the blanket in the living room.

Snuggle together under covers in a big bed and watch a family movie.

Sit in front of the fireplace drinking a hot beverage and talking about everyone's favorites.

Whatever you do, make special moments with your children.  What a fun time for all!

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