Monday, 28 November 2011

Fun Activities for Rainy Days!

It's raining, it's pouring!

Is your child bored of staying indoors on a rainy day? Read on to get some ideas on what you can do at home on a rainy day.

  1. Give your child paper, crayons and paint. Tell her to draw and colour a picture of a rainy day as per her perception of the same. Allow her to the freedom to draw and colour on her own. Even if you are tempted to step in to make corrections, try and stop yourself! Remember, it is not about getting a lovely picture of a rainy day.  It is about letting her imagine, think and execute her thoughts using colour.
  2. Indulge in some pretend play with an umbrella and a raincoat. Pretend that it is raining when you are out somewhere, do all that you would do if you were actually out in the rain and have fun!
  3. Put on music and do rain dances of different kinds.Get innovative, put logic aside and try out different things with your child! Imagine you are a peacock and dance like a peacock would in the rain. Imagine how it would feel if YOU were a rain shower and dance like you are the rain.Many children would have a blast doing this!
 These are suggestions. Not every child would enjoy drawing or dancing! Hence, you can innovate on the same or modify them as per your child’s requirements.

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