Fun indoor activities to do with your children on a cold, rainy day

Fun indoor activities to do with your children on a cold, rainy day

Don’t let the cold and rainy weather stop your family from having fun. Here are entertaining activities to do with your kiddos. 

Kids playing in the rain
Kids playing in the rain/ iStock

South Africa has been expressing cold and wet weather over the last couple of days.

There is also a cold front that will hit KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend. 

"There is a cold front in the country in the afternoon on Friday, there will be showers and rain as well. For now, we have 60% over the southern parts and it will be cold on Saturday," warned Forecaster, Ayanda Ntsele. 

READ: Another cold front is forecast to arrive in KZN

Unfortunately, in such weather, children can’t play outside.

This can be a challenge for parents, especially if your children are at an age where they need to be entertained.

But don’t let the weather stop your family from having fun.

Let’s look at how you can entertain your kids at home on cold, rainy days.

Have fun in the kitchen

One of the best ways to bond with your children is through making food. Cooking and baking also heats up the home.

You can ask your children to choose which food they would like to learn how to cook and bake, and then get busy together. That way they get to see how their favourite foods are prepared.

You never know, this could even turn into a new family hobby!

READ: Fun food recipes to make with your kids

Do schoolwork

Many children lost out on a great deal of schoolwork due to the coronavirus. You can use this time to help your children catch up.

There are some apps and internet programmes that can help with learning.

Find out cool educational apps by reading this article, '8 fun and educational apps to keep kids entertained'.

Read a book

Nothing beats a cup of tea or coffee and a good book on a rainy day. Encourage and develop a love for reading in your children by reading a book together as a family. Remember to pick a good children’s book.

If your children know how to read, let them do the reading while you listen. This will help improve their reading skills.

READ: How to encourage your child to read

Play indoor games

There are so many games you can enjoy with your children indoors, but sometimes it is best to just be creative and come up with your own games.

You can also buy playdough and let the young ones have fun by using their creativity to make shapes and animals. Let their imagination run wild. 

READ: How to keep the kids occupied indoors during the holidays

Watch a movie

Get the popcorn ready and choose a good movie to watch with your children. Some of the best family movies include:

- The Angry Birds Movie 2

- Feel The Beat

- Charlotte’s Web

- The Princess Switch

- Mr. Peabody & Sherman

- Megamind

- Tell Girl

- The Sleepover

- Spy Kids: All The Time In The World

- Happy Feet. 

READ: Fun in the Sun! Things to do on Durban’s Golden Mile

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