Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Remember the old saying “April showers bring May flowers”? Before we can enjoy summer fun, we have a month of rainy days to endure.

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Keeping your kids entertained inside is no easy task, but we’ve got a few ideas that might do the trick. So put away the iPads and turn off the Wii. It’s time for some old-fashioned fun!

Put on a Talent Show
It’s can be your own version of America’s Got Talent. Challenge your kids to find something that they love to do and show it off. Little kids can say their ABCs, and older kids can do a dance or sing a song. Encourage them to dress the part and have the other kids serve as “judges” – but positive feedback only!

Break out the Games
Nothing beats a good game of Candy Land or Go Fish. Your kids will enjoy the competition and this is a good way to work on skills such a patience and communication.

Get Creative
Paint, crayons, play-doh – Kids love it all. Give them a chance to be creative, and they’ll be busy for hours.

Play Dress Up
Playing dress up is always fun. This time, have them dress up in their real clothes – not costumes. When you find clothes that don’t fit, set them aside to be used as hand-me-downs or donated to folks who need them.

Cook Up a Storm
Get your kids in the kitchen. It’s a great chance to teach them how to eat healthy and stay busy. Here are some kid-friendly recipes to try. Who knows? You may even have a chef on your hands!

Get Out and Explore!
Marbles, Monkey Joe’s, Kidzu or the Museum of Life and Science? In our area, the possibilities are endless. There are plenty of great places in the Triangle to explore with your kids.

Hit Up the YMCA
A trip to the Y is sure to cure cabin fever. Play some hoops or a game of Marco Polo in the pool. This is a great way for your kids to get some exercise without having to brave the rain.

Hope you enjoy these 7 easy ways to beat the rain and enjoy those April days. What’s your favorite way to spend a rainy day?

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