Don’t go stir crazy inside: spring into action with these rainy day activities for kids. SunButter brightens up dreary days, too, and most of these ideas use materials and ingredients you already have at home. If not, stock up now so rainy day fun can comfortably begin while you’re all still in your pajamas.
Check out these things to do on a rainy day:
1. Create pine cone bird feeders for your feathered friends. See Andrea’s step-by-step directions at Pie Birds, Buttons and Muddy Puddles. She uses SunButter instead of peanut butter.
2. Paint with worms: Use strings of yarn, dipped in paint, to make worm trails on paper.
3. Bake for the dog – Try these SunButter dog treats by Tracy at Sugarcrafter.
Snack while you play
4. Get out the cookie cutters, rolling pins and beverages for the kids and mix up some edible SunButter play dough.Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots has a three-ingredient recipe:
1/2 cup SunButter
1/2 cup dry non-fat milk
1/2 cup honey
She also has her kids add dried cranberries or raisins. We suggest carob or chocolate chips, too.
2 cups of butterscotch chips – Find a nut-free variety
1 cup SunButter
2 cups chow mein noodles or broken up pretzel sticks
Jelly beans or miniature candy egg candies – Find nut-free varieties
In a microwave-proof bowl or saucepan, melt the butterscotch chips. Have your “helpers” add the chow mein noodles or pretzels and stir. Get messy and shape into small bird nests, then place on wax paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Add the “eggs” to each nest.
7. Set up the tent, flashlights, books and of course lots of pillows—inside. Serve lunch on a picnic blanket, tell stories and make indoor s’mores: Break a graham cracker in half, coat one side with SunButter, then add a few chocolate chips and mini marshmallows and put the other half on top. Microwave for 10 – 20 seconds.
8. Do a sun dance to your favorite kid tunes or kid-friendly radio station
9. Puddles are great fun, so if there’s no lightning or severe thunderstorms, get a little soggy fresh air and do your sun dance outside.
What are your tried-and-true rainy day activities? Any favorite SunButter recipes? We’d love to hear about it.