I feel like it’s been raining all year. Seriously. The weather is acting like I live in the Pacific Northwest when in actuality I reside in the Deep South where we are usually in full blown summer by now. I’m not gonna complain about the pleasant temperatures, but the rain. Oh the rain. All winter I’ve been waiting to get out in our newly fenced in backyard to turn Thomas loose, but it’s been nearly constant rain or totally muddy. I finally decided to just give up and go for it–rain or shine; wet or dry.
Since the rain wouldn’t go away, we had to find a way to turn the rain and muddy mess it leaves behind into some fun!
7 Ways to Play Outside in the Rain and Mud with your Toddler
The Point: Get Outside and PLAY!
I know these were a little bit silly, but I have yet to meet a two year old (or any kid for that matter) that wouldn’t love them! These activities just require a little clean-up on mom’s part after the fun! In their book Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys, Stephen James and David Thomas write that a boy ages 2-4 (and really all of them) need open space to explore safely and be active. What better space than the great outdoors? They suggest sending our boys out to play every day–rain or shine–for two hours if possible!
If you are looking for more great outdoor adventure ideas, especially for kids a wee bit older than Thomas, Kidventures is the resource for you! In this eBook, Jen Murray (AKA QuatroMama) packs in 50 activities for exploring the outdoors. Some are simple, timeless classics while others are new and exciting ideas. You are sure to create lots of memores with your kids if you use this eBook as your guide this summer! I’m so glad to have this gem to give me ideas this year and especially next year as Thomas gets older! Click here for more info and to purchase your copy today! You can also purchase on Amazon: KidVentures: 50 Outdoor Experiences of Wonder, Discovery, & Childhood Memories
What are some of your favorite outdoor memories from childhood? What do you enjoy doing most outside with your own kiddos?
Need some fresh ideas for entertaining the kids outdoors this summer? Check out Kidventures, an eBook from boy mom of 6 year old quadruplet boys, Jen Murray! She will have you outside in the sun for some great adventures in no time! Only $4.99! Click here for details! You can also purchase the Kindle edition on Amazon:KidVentures: 50 Outdoor Experiences of Wonder, Discovery, & Childhood Memories