Even though Florida is known as the sunshine state it rains a lot. When approaching Summer we get stuck inside for days and sometimes weeks. Being a nanny I have had found ways to keep little one and my self entertained on the days when we are stuck at the house. So here are somethings that have kept us from going crazy because of the rain.
The first is board games and I feel like I have been playing a lot of lately. But if you can find a board game a long one like monopoly. You will definitely be entertained and distracted for pretty much the whole storm. Especially if you are playing monopoly because lets be honest, its the board game that never ends.
The second is arts & crafts, For Munch, which is what I call the little girl I nanny because she doesn't like being called munchkin this usually means play dough or crayons and coloring books. I'm not really trusting her with markers just yet so we stick to crayons. But, for me when I am not working and at home I like to either paint, doodle, or sketch; it just depends I'm in the mood for at the moment. Sometimes I'll even D.I.Y something If I have supplies at home and don't have to leave my house.
The Third is a movie marathon. Recently I've been watching old Disney movies with Munch, the ones she hasn't seen. So since its been raining alot Disney marathons are what we have been having. When I am at home I'm not going to lie, I have Disney marathons myself at home. But I love action movies so I will watch Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, and all Mission Impossible Movies and more. So if you like to get cozy on the couch or in your bed and watch movies all days rainy days are the perfect chance to do that.
The fourth is to cook or bake something. I know there is one thing we all probably do and that is eat when we're board. So instead of going back and forth between the fridge and pantry go on Pinterest or look in a cook book and find some recipes to try even if they don't turn out right. Because, honestly everything on Pinterest doesn't always work out. It will keep your mind off the fact you are stuck inside.
The fifth is even though it's boring and probably something you do not want to do is clean your room. Like I said its boring and not really something any of us want to do. But, it has to be done and it needs to be done eventually so why not do it while your stuck inside.
The sixth is read. I actually really love reading it's something I enjoy doing alot. Most of the stuff I read is on my phone even though I have books on my book shelf that I have started but never finished because I find something that I like better on my phone to read. Or, I have lost interest in the book I started reading or I find another one I want to read at the same time but I do eventually finish them. So a rainy day is a perfect day to lay in bed in your comfy clothes and read a book.
So that is my little list of rainy day activities that I have tried myself before and stayed entertained. I know it doesn't always rain everywhere but in Florida it does. So I am always trying to find things to do inside especially when I am taking care of four year old. So I hope this was some what helpful or you enjoyed it and have fun on your rainy days.