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Some people get disappointed when they see that it’s raining outside, especially if it’s during the spring or summer seasons. Other people see an opportunity. And that’s what we think everyone should do! OK, so you can’t go to the beach or have a picnic in the park, but there’s still a lot you can do. You can’t change the weather, so you may as well embrace it! 

And if you do, you’ll be handsomely rewarded. There are plenty of excellent rainy day activities that families can enjoy. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the best options. 

Take a Walk

It’s raining, sure, but it’s not like it’s raining acid; it’s just water! Most people plan to spend the whole day inside when the rain is falling, but there’s value in getting outside for a walk. If you’ve got waterproof clothing for your family, then what’s the worst that can happen? You can head to a nature area near to you, or you can just go for a walk in town. Wherever you go, everything will feel fresh, and you’ll probably have the whole place for yourself. The real magic of going for a rainy walk happens when you get back home, however. It’ll be time to get out of the wet clothes, make hot drinks, and sink into the couch.

Movie Marathons

And talking of couches: how about spending the whole day on it? You probably have too many opportunities to spend the whole day doing nothing but watching movies. But when it’s raining, that’s just what you’ll have. You can make an event out of it. To do this, make sure the living room is as comfortable as can be, load up on snacks, and then pick a good movie franchise to watch. The Indiana Jones movies are an especially good option! 

Fun Learning

Another option is to use the rainy day as an opportunity to learn something. Now, by this, we don’t mean make it just like another school day. We mean learning about fun things. Basically, your kids will be enjoying it so much that they won’t be aware that they are learning. So what counts as fun learning? You could look up facts about axolotls, learn about space, or dive deep into some of history’s more fun aspects. This won’t just be beneficial for your children, either — you’ll probably learn something cool along the way, too!

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Creative Exercises

You could also think about getting creative at home, too. There’s no shortage of things that you could do! For instance, you could ask the kids to put on a performance, have an art competition, try writing a script, or anything else. What they eventually come up with is not so important. It’s the act of creation that counts. You’ll all have fun doing it, and who knows, one of your kids might realize that they have a hidden talent.

So don’t let a rainy day go to waste! Take our tips, and make the most of it. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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