A Toddler’s Guide to Rainy Day Activities

Nice weather we’re having, aren’t we? Still, no need to dread rainy days in with small children. Just follow this comprehensive toddler guide to filling a wet day.

 
 

1. Sit in the window and yell ‘RUDE!!’ at Tesco delivery vans visiting neighbours’ houses.

 
2. Dress as Mary Poppins and sing Let it Go while freezing people.

 
3. Dress as Elsa and sing A Spoonful of Sugar while looking after the children.

 
4. Ask for biscuits.

 
5. Get angry with your little sister when she pokes you in the eye in a dispute over a used tissue.

 
6. Get angry with Mummy when telling your little sister not to poke you in the eye inevitably results in your little sister rolling around on the floor in a fit of rage. Your little sister doesn’t like being told not to poke you in the eye. Mummy shouldn’t tell your little sister not to poke you in the eye. Mummy should know her place. Fortunately, it’s a rainy day, so you have plenty of time to put Mummy in her place.

 
7. Ask for biscuits.

 
8. Undress all your dolls.

 
9. Ask your dolls why they’ve got their bums out.

 
10. Laugh.

 
11. Make Mummy redress all your dolls.

 
12. Repeat steps 8-11.

 
13. Ask for biscuits.

 
14. Express your anger at Mummy’s repeated refusal to provide biscuits.

 
15. Do some art. You will require a minimum of 300 pieces of plain white paper for your artwork. Each should receive a miniscule dot in yellow crayon before being discarded as ‘finished’.

 
16. Ask to play a game. Cheat. Wander off before the game is finished.

 
17. Wait for the post. Read your important mail. Note that your mysterious correspondent has once again sent you an intriguing letter filled with pictures of pizza.

 
18. Ask for pizza.

 
19. Channel your inner hamster, shred paper and hide it in piles around the living room.

 
20. Stand at the window watching the rain pour down and have a bright idea: you should water the plants in the garden.

 
 
 
 
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30 comments

  1. Now you may have created this post for toddlers, but it’s also perfect for my neighbor (who is 70+). It’s snowing here today (no, that’s not a typo) and he’s going to go stir crazy! But instead of asking for biscuits, he’ll be pouring his Black Velvet—ha ha!!
    Jodie

  2. Lee Gaitan says:

    So, when CAN I get a biscuit? I’m thinking a rainy day with toddlers is a bit similar to a rainy day with my dog or any day with me in regards to biscuit-begging! Funny as always, Lucy!

  3. Austin says:

    You’re going to need to come up with a list for adults, too! Before the temps climbed over 90 F today, it had been raining non-stop. I would like a cookie aka biscuit, though. What kind do you have?

  4. Skipah says:

    Your kids also make artistic designs on a whole ream of paper by simply putting a few dots on them? I thought my child was the only one this gifted!

  5. Mandi says:

    I always long again for the days when my kids were young…then I read your blog and question those longings! This brings back memories!

  6. MMT says:

    Ha ha, this sounds all too familiar! Rainy days are a novelty at first…like for the first five minutes! God Bless Walt Disney is all I can add 😉

    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

  7. Sadie says:

    Haha, this sounds like most days in the house for us…though biscuits is replaced with “something to eat.” Something usually being biscuits, to be fair!
    #AnythingGoes

  8. Maria says:

    Omg I can totally relate to number 15 especially. Mine still don’t understand that they can draw ON THE OTHER SIDE of the paper!! Grrrrrrr

    My boys are partial to biscuits too! 😄 #KCACOLS

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