In 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside Dawn Isaac presented a diverse collection of activities designed to inspire kids to get out of the house and play. Rainy days are a different matter. Knowing that it can be particularly challenging to pull kids off the couch, Isaac created 101 activities for indoor fun, all thoroughly tested and approved by children.
These activities are sure to entertain. There are one-on-one games and party games, quiet activities and raucous treasure hunts, projects for one person or a group, homemade toys and food treats, science experiments, play acting and make believe, indoor gardening and much more.
The 101 things are described in light-hearted text with clear instructions, amusing illustrations and photographs of kids having fun. All of the activities use items found around the home. Younger children may need direction. The activities range from 10 minutes to a full day.
Here are some examples:
- Make ice cream in a plastic bag
- Take and lift fingerprints
- Girls can try new hairstyles, set up a spa, hold a junk fashion show
- Mix bath paints
- Build a shoebox house
- Have an indoor snowball fight (with crumpled paper)
- Make an "I Spy" jar
- Catapult marshmallows
- Make a heart garland
- Compete in hands-free ping pong.
It can be difficult to get children away from the screen because the alternative is less appealing. 101 Things for Kids to Do on a Rainy Day can change that. It is a great way to banish day-long couch sessions and rediscover the joy of play.
|Publisher:||Firefly Books, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Dawn Isaac is the author of 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside. Her popular blog is www.littlegreenfingers.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Any rainy day can be boring, when all the fun is outdoors and your kids are stuck stuck indoors. However, this book, 101 Things For Kids To Do On A Rainy Day by Dawn Isaac is packed with ideas for children to enjoy as well as some parents. It's practically is the best book to own if you have no ideas and want something to do on every rainy and icky day. Especially if you're just stuck indoors to do any other reason, not just the weather. I really think what attracted my attention most is that there are over 100 things inside. Some are simple and some are very creative and different. For example, ice cream made in plastic bags it actually brought back memories of science class and the lava lamp, which is pretty neat as well! For those into science, being creative with art and so many other different things like that would really appreciate this book. Plus, it's better than being bored indoors, when you can actually have fun even with a sleepover! Finally, I love the information and helpful projects inside to keep any day that your kids are stuck inside fun! Just imagine 101 things to do, you will always find something new to try each day you and your kids are trapped indoors.