ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Rainy Day

Updated on April 7, 2016

I've got that rainy day feelin...

I knew today was going to be rainy from start to finish. I was not really sure what my expectations for the day were going to be, but I knew I had to do something. I normally take the boys for a walk every morning however, it has been pouring down rain all day. I have a few returns to make and need to get the groceries purchased for next week, but didn't want to take them out, it's just not the right day for it.

April showers bring May flowers, right?? Anyway, aside from playing with the same toys we play with every day or watching movies, I needed something to do to keep the kids happy and interested.

I like to do crafts with them, not every day but a few times per week. So today, I thought about doing a rainy day craft to go along with today's weather. I of course went to Pinterest for an idea. I couldn't find any crafts specifically that I thought would be quick and that Sam could actually do at this point without me having to do ALL the work... so I got inspired and decided to do fingerprint raindrops on a piece of construction paper. We covered the entire page with blue fingerprint raindrops! Then I got the glue stick out and made 3 large circles towards the top of the page and told Sam to put cotton balls on the purple glue to cover it up. These were our clouds! He enjoyed it! It used different media and he had a really good time doing it!


Fingerprint Raindrops!

Then...

Then after seeing how much fun he had doing the fingerprints I thought about what else we could do with paint that corresponds with today's theme. So I got to thinking about rainbows and wanted to do something that was different. So I got out a paper plate and put several different paint colors in a circle in the middle. Then I had him put his hand in the paint and we did rainbow hand prints! We got the baby involved in this also! Very fun, and extremely easy!!!!!!


Rainbow hands

What else did we do today?

After the crafts the baby went for a nap and Sam and I like to Facetime with "nana" to say hello and see what she and "papa" were up to. We needed something to do until lunch time, so as I was straightening up toys I saw our train bin and a lightbulb went on!!!!!

We have train tracks that my sister's father in law had at his house from when my nephew was little and loved trains. He gave them to me about a year ago, so I thought I'd get them all out and we would build a fantastic train track! The baby even got in on the fun and he seemed to be enjoying watching the train go around and around on the track!!!! We all had fun and got creative with it and I think it was definitely a good activity for us. They both ate their lunches and went up for naps without a problem!!!!

Train tracks

POLL

What do you do on a rainy day?

See results

Any ideas?

In all, I think we had a fantastic day so far. I'll have to get creative for the next rainy day... I'd love it if you would share some ideas with me in the comments section!!!!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)