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Living in the desert, we cherish every rainy day! We have been happy to get some rain lately in our area. Alicia lives in the Bay Area in California, so she often gets a lot of rain. The trouble with rainy days, when you have children, is figuring out how to keep them entertained during the storm and through the muddy times afterwards. Today's Friday Faves is featuring our favorite ways to have fun with kids during rainy days.
Because Alicia faces more rainy days than we do here in Phoenix, she likes to find ways to still allow her son to play outside without always being soaked to the skin, (like the kids were above) and also to play outside after the rain stops without getting muddy! She has found a rain suit for him to wear that she absolutely loves.
She loves this Tuffo Unisex Muddy Buddy Coverall that makes puddle jumping all kinds of fun! It has a generous fit so you can put it over the child's normal clothing and it comes with a handy little bag to store it in. In this suit, Adriancito can go out right after a rainstorm and stay perfectly dry. He can even go down the slide and the little puddle at the bottom doesn't phase him.
It also comes in camo, pInk, red and yellow. It is very waterproof and has 4.5 stars on Amazon!
And, don't forget the rain boots! LIttle Adrian has a cute pair on as you can see in the picture. There are a ton of them available on Amazon! Here are some of our favorites, just click on the pictures to order them:
I almost wish that these were more useful in Phoenix! I love them. Since some of my grandchildren are moving to Wyoming, so these might be good gifts for them! I can see them being very useful there.
And, I'm sure that Lindsey can hardly wait until her baby Emily is old enough for a pair, even though she lives in Phoenix, because they are so adorable and Lindsey loves to go out in the rain when it is coming down. Bonus-kids can learn to put them on all by themselves!
Madalynn suggests that after being outside and getting wet and possibly chilled, the best thing to do on a rainy day is to snuggle up in a blanket and watch a movie with a cup of Hot Cocoa Bomb! I asked her what movie she would suggest and she decided that the Harry Potter Series would be perfect. I think all 4 of us would agree with that! It makes me want to do that right now!
Whenever I think of what to do on a rainy day, I think of reading! When my children were young, we used to watch Reading Rainbow and there was one of the first episodes that was about rainy days. I always think of the book that was read on that show, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain.
It is a beautiful, rhythmic story with awesome artwork. And guess what! All of the episodes of Reading Rainbow, season 1 are available on Amazon Prime for free! I am so excited to show these to my grandchildren!
I also love to listen to storms with my grandchildren and talk about what is happening. My husband always likes to go out on the covered patio with the kids and watch the lightening storms. Then, he opens all of the windows in the house and lets in the fresh, rain smelling air! Lindsey says that she loves to do the same thing.
Here are a few other activities that are fun for rainy days:
April showers should be on their way soon! I hope that you will be enjoying them like we will!
What do you like to do with your kids on rainy days?
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!