Um, I’m sorry, what’s that? Yes, go outside anyway. You can probably find some portion of the day where you can get out when the sun is shining and it’s a bit less cold or when the thunderstorm has cleared and there’s just a drizzle. Bundle up, put some boots on or grab an umbrella and find some window of time to go out if you need your kids to blow off some energy. I promise you will not regret it!
One particularly annoying indoor day with my kids I decided to let them go out to run around. They had the best time, we all laughed and got very very messy. We came in, took off all of our wet things, changed, had lunch and then they napped that afternoon. Everyone was happy. This is also one of their favorite memories–isn’t it funny how some of the best memories are totally unplanned activities?
I hope these ideas help you out on the next rainy or snowy day. Please add a comment to let me know if you have any other ideas that you use with your kids on bad weather days. I’m always looking for new ideas for kids when it’s not the best weather out.