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Frugal Family Fun

By: Skylar Zwick
By: Skylar Zwick

Does your family have favorite rainy day activity? Post your comments below.


With this weekend’s forecast lending itself toward the possibility of rain, kids may be cooped-up inside, so I checking in with FamilyEducation.com, who had this list of frugal, fun, family-friendly ideas to keep the summer fun going, even if it’s a rainy day!
Does your family have favorite rainy day activity? Post your comments below.
Family Movie Night: microwave popcorn and a $1 rental from the Red Box (locally, you can find them at the South-side Wal-Mart and the Winn Dixie on West Main)
Fort Fun: toys, furniture, blankets and pillows make for some quiet, priceless, all day entertainment!
Board games: fun and educational!
Rain Sticks: Gather up a paper towel tube, crayons, tinfoil, masking tape, dry rice, and a long pipe cleaner. Have your child color and decorate the paper towel tube. Next, fasten tinfoil to one end with masking tape. Coil the pipe cleaner and fit it into the tube, along with the rice. Secure the other end of the tube with tinfoil and tape.
Scavenger Hunt: If you have a dog, hide pet-friendly treats around the house and see if your furry friend can find them.
Jump in the kitchen: spend some time teaching your kids the family recipes, or just making simple cookies. Give them kid-friendly assignments and watch how they take pride in their creations!
Hide and seek: just follow the giggles!
Dance Party: turn the radio up, or load their favorite songs on to your computer and have a dance-off. Not only will it get everyone some exercise, but it will also get rid of that excess energy and lead to a relaxed evening.
Read a book: It’s a great time for family bonding and for a little education
Charades: To begin, split into two teams and move into separate rooms. Each team should write down words, names, places, books, movies, etc. on pieces of paper. These are then exchanged with the other team's. Teams take turns picking a piece of paper and silently acting out what's on the paper. Each time a player takes a turn, use a stopwatch to track the time. The team with the shortest overall time is the winner. This is a great learning game that can help expand kids' vocabulary and knowledge.
 Does your family have favorite rainy day activity? Post your comments below.


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