It’s safe to say that all of Charlotte has been feeling the wrath of Mother Nature over the past 12-18 months, but those of us with small humans in the house have had it especially bad. It’s not easy getting in and out of the car with kids in the rain, and it makes one more trip to the aquarium, science center, or play place even more daunting. We’ve also long since exhausted our usual in-house activities – baking enough cookies to put the Keebler elves out of business, while coloring and painting enough to give Crayola a stock market boost. We’re going stir crazy, to say the least, and we all need some fresh ideas to avoid a mutiny!
Below are three activities that hopefully fit the bill. What I love about them is that they use common, inexpensive household items; require very little prep; and can be played by one or many children of various skill levels. I’ve also provided some suggested variations to the standard game, but after playing them yourself, I think you’ll find that there are endless possibilities.