3 Rainy Day Activities

3 rainy days by gifts for little hands

Rain, rain and more rain! The bank holiday weekend had blessed us with sunshine and now it’s almost gone again! It’s almost the end of the holiday’s, the kids and getting bored and we’ve almost ran out of ideas and things to do to keep everybody entertained for the last week or two – but don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Activity 1

3 Rainy day Activities from gifts for little hands

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Plastic bottles
  • Rice/ Pasta
  • Tissue boxes
  • Cereal boxes
  • Elastic bands
  • Cellotape
  • Kitchen roll tubes

WHAT TO DO

– Use plastic bottles to make great shakers when pasta or rice is added inside them.

– Take a tissue box and decorate it if you want to, stretch elastic bands around it and make a guitar! (attach with cellotape or glue so they’re safe and secure)
-Use a pringle tin as a shaker or a drum, these are great to decorate!

The list is endless and all you have to do is use your imagination.

The shakers are amazing for babies and toddlers and they can join in whilst making them too. Why now try different materials and try and make the sound of rain?

Activity 2

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Sponges
  • Paint
  • Paint/card
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
3 rainy days by gifts for little hands

WHAT TO DO

-Paint a lollipop stick and allow it to dry, you can buy multi-coloured sticks as an alternative.

-While your child is doing this, draw out template of butterfly wings. If your child is able to do so, allow them to cut out the template themselves.

-Let your child choose their paint colours and put them in a container large enough to dip the sponge in.

-Encourage your child to dip the sponge into the paint and dab it on to the template to paint it and then allow it to dry.

-Fold the pipe cleaner in half and curl the ends to make antennas.

-Glue the antenna’s to the lollipop stick and once the wings are dry then stick them either side of the pipe cleaner on the lollipop stick.

Activity 3

3 rainy days from Gifts for little hands

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of cocoa flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 cups of water
  • Straws
  • Disposable baking tray
  • Disposable table cloth
  • Jug
  • Jelly cubes or crystals

WHAT TO DO

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar and water together to make edible mud. This should be a thick consistency. I would recommend using a disposable baking tray on a disposable table cloth as it’s easier to clean up and throw away.

Once you have completed making the mud you can add your jelly worms which I would recommend you do the night before so they can set, or you can cheat and buy them from the shops already made.

To make the jelly worms, place the straws into a jug. Make the jelly following the instructions on the packet and pour into the straws. Leave to set over night.

Add jelly worms to mud mixture.

Enjoy the fun!

 

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