I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen much sun yet this summer! It’s been nothing but rain here in Northeastern PA. Every single day for at least the last month. Rain. Thick, dark clouds and rain. I haven’t been able to take my son to the water park or pool once. If it was just drizzle or sun showers, I’d say “no biggie” and dance in it! Alas, it’s thunderstorms and lightning, flash floods and “run for cover” weather alerts.
Still, I refuse to let the weather wreak havoc on my fun. Summer is family time! It’s a time for vacations, spontaneity and excitement. So I’ve come up with a few fun ways to keep the weather from, well, raining on your parade!
Fun Rainy Day Summer Activities for Families
Summer Blockbuster Movie Marathon: Grab all your favorite hit summer blockbusters from years gone by and have a family movie marathon! It’s a lot more economical than taking the whole family to the theater. Pop your own popcorn and break out the TruMoo. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the combination of salty popcorn and chocolate! Hotel Staycation: With dangerous storms, flooding and tornadoes around the country, many vacation plans have been halted due to grounded planes and weather issues in destinations. If your family getaway has been put on hold, switch it up! Make reservations to a hotel with a fantastic indoor pool. Last year, part of our water park vacation got rained out and my son had just as much fun swimming in the pool as he did at the park.
Crafting Fun: Break out the craft supplies and finally try that idea you’ve been thinking about for months. You know the one! You saw it on Pinterest, your favorite blog (hopefully ours!) or in a magazine and thought “I’m going to make that someday!” My “someday” craft was yarn-covered letters. Instead of buying expensive wooden letters, though, I cut one out of a cardboard box. Then just wrap the yard around it, securing it at the beginning and end with glue or tape. Cool Kitchen Fun: Head to the kitchen for a cool treat! Set up the blender (which you will run, safety first!), dishes, ice pop molds, ice-cream toppings, ice-cream and so on. Spend the afternoon whipping up fun TruMoo milkshakes, our TruMoo Pudding Pops, sundaes and other tasty treats! Find TruMoo Recipe inspiration on Pinterest. Invite your kids’ friends over and make it an ice-cream social! Indoor Beach Day: If you can’t go to the beach, bring the beach to you! Well, the relaxing part of it, anyway. Lay towels out on your floor prop up a beach umbrella. Grab your favorite books and sprawl out for a day of reading. Download and play ocean sounds in the background. If you don’t mind cleaning, lay down some plastic and bring in a sand box for the little ones. Even if you have to rearrange some furniture to make room, turning your house into the beach will score you major points with the kids! Don’t let nature ruin your summer fun! As long as you and your family are together, you can still have a blast indoors until this weather passes! Whatever you decide to do, make it delicious with TruMoo Chocolate Milk. With it’s amazing chocolate flavor and only 140 calories per serving, it’s a treat that I feel good about giving my son. I love that it’s hormone-free and doesn’t have any high-fructose corn syrup either! Plus, he’s getting plenty of calcium!
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What summer fun activities do you do when it’s too rainy to go outside? Tell us in the comments!