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How to play in the rain with preschool children

Posted on 04-05-2017

Rainy days are upon us, and you may be looking for ways to keep your preschool children content through the weather. Instead of staying cooped up inside all day, venture outdoors! A little water can’t hurt. Get outside and sing and dance in the rain.

Suit up in proper rain gear.

Don your rain coats and rubber boots, and head outdoors! Use an umbrella or a rain cap to keep your preschool child’s head dry, and get ready to sing in the rain. Wear multiple layers to stay warm and avoid any colds. It’s going to be a lot of fun if you have proper rain gear!

Zig-zag through the puddles

Most preschool children are satisfied if you just turn them loose in the backyard. They are creative little people and will almost always find some way to amuse themselves. If they need your help, encourage them to zig-zag through puddles, race leaf-boats on the water’s surface, or build mud pies. Play in the sandbox and build castles since the sand will be in perfect condition to build awesome castles. Get out in the yard with them and have fun together!

Rainy day art with preschool children.

If you’re looking for a more organized activity, look at this rainy-day art activity. All you need is watercolor paper and washable markers. Draw on the watercolor paper with the markers in whatever pattern you wish. Get creative! Then place your drawing out in the rain and let nature make the art!

Make a water slide.

Find a tarp and get sliding! Find a small hill for elevation and lay out the tarp. Then back up, take off running, and slide across the tarp. You can even have contests to see who can slide the furthest. Pour dish soap all over the tarp if you want to make it even more slippery.

After you play outside, run back in to get warm and dry again. Drink hot chocolate and find a good book to read together.

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