After kids parties, there are inevitably left over themed plates, napkins, cups, and decorations. I saved these all together, then one rainy day we had an impromptu birthday party. My kids were bored, so I reminded them it was one of their dolls birthday!
We made some cupcakes, I brought out the mismatched party left overs, and we invited a few neighbor kids and their teddy bear guests over for a memorable party. The kids all had a ball!
By Michelle from San Diego, CA
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It's raining. It's been a long, long day. The kids are bored. Get a bucket of warm water and a couple of paint brushes - the big kind that the kids see on the movies. Put them in the bathroom and ask them to 'paint the walls'.
I used a hat box, but any box will do. Place art supplies in the box. Take a walk around your home and collect things that would make good collage materials.
For preschoolers and babies, nothing beats a cardboard box! Older preschoolers can color on it, and decorate. Babies like to play peek a boo with the flaps...
On those rainy spring days when the kids are complaining of being bored have them do a scavenger hunt in the house! You can have them find any number of things and it will keep them busy as well as helping them have a little fun!
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Here is an indoor activity idea to do with kids.