Fun and game during a rainy day
Dreary days stuck inside with the little ones don’t have to be boring! As a nanny, you can turn those rainy days into fun and engaging activities for the children in your care. Here are some ideas to liven up those indoor days:
1. Indoor Camping
Pitch a tent in the living room using blankets and pillows. Roast marshmallows in the oven for DIY s’mores and tell spooky stories inside the tent by torchlight!
2. Arts and Crafts
Let creativity shine by doing arts and crafts. Finger painting, play dough sculptures, and collages are great rainy day activities. Display the masterpieces proudly!
3. Bake Together
Cookies, cake, or bread – baking is fun for all ages! Let the kids get messy and measure ingredients themselves. The treats at the end are an added bonus.
4. Dance Party
Turn on some upbeat tunes and have an indoor disco! Add props like scarves or maracas and show off your best dance moves.
5. Indoor Obstacle Course
Reorganise the furniture to make an exciting obstacle course. See who can complete it the fastest by crawling under tables and jumping over pillows.
6. Story Time
Snuggle up under a blanket and read a variety of books, doing silly voices for each character. Ask the kids questions about the stories to keep them engaged.
7. Movie Marathon
Make homemade popcorn and build a cosy fort to watch films all day long! Pick old classics or new favourites to enjoy together.
With a little planning, rainy days don’t have to put a damper on the fun. Get creative with these activities to enjoy your time indoors with the little ones!