Welcome back to the Outdoor Play Party! If you've been outdoors playing with kids then please do link up, we'd love to share your ideas. It's done nothing but rain here recently and I've been a bit stumped for ideas for outdoor play in the rain, so I've had a dig through the archives and come up with some great activities that we've done before that we are going to do again! Read on to find out more....
We painted the toy car, but Champ came home from Pre-school the other day with muddy wellie boot prints on paper which I thought was a great idea
2 - Rain Painting
We used the rain drops to create our rain painting, the results were very soggy and I'm not sure they made it in the house, but it made for some colourful on a wet day!
3 - Water Play
Well there's plenty of water around so we may as well make the most of it! Here our sledge turned into a water table and the boys floated boats.
4 - Water Wall
Possibly one of our favourite outdoor activities was when we made a water wall. Great for setting little engineering minds to work and the water was in ready supply so why not!
5 - Window Painting
Not as messy as it looks, this window painting kept everybody entertained so it's definitely one to try again if this rain continues
6 - Chalking
Turns out chalking works almost as well in the rain as it does the dry, we did ours on the trampoline for a bit of variety and to avoid anyone actually sitting in the puddles!
7 - Puddle Jumping
The classic, puddle jumping, something oh so satisfying about jumping up and down in muddy puddles!
8 - Snow Free Sledging
With wet grass turns out you don't need snow to make use of your sledge! This was A LOT of fun, don't think it did the grass any favours, but we did create a few memories that day!
I feel like I might be able to take on the rain again now! If you've been outdoors with the kids then please do link up below. A favourite from last time was the stick men from Adventure Togs. We seem to have a permanent collection of sticks on the go so I think a few stick activities will be lined up for the boys soon!