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What to Do on a Rainy Day

Sometimes as a stay-at-home-mom it can be easy to get bored, even though we love our children tremendously. On gray, rainy days like today I can certainly relate to Jen over at Post-Apocolaptic Homeschool when she writes about her son needing something new and fun to do every few day to stay engaged, on-target, and most importantly not bored.

These past few days I’ve felt like every toy in the house has already been played 1oo times. Then I read a post from Nicol at A Better Life for My Family about water coloring with your kids as a family activity. I immediately though, “Duh! How could I forget about the watercolors?” We have at least four sets, but they were tucked away in the cabinet and I had forgotten about them.

Even if I had remembered them, I don’t think it would have occurred to me to actually sit and paint with Jenna(2.5). I probably would have just sat there and watched her paint. But today I put down my coffee cup, and joined in on the action. Of course, me being me, I had to add my own spin to Nicol’s activity. We made a homemade book about it!

For more information on the how and why of Homemade books, please see here.

Jenna Paints

This is Jenna.

This is Maya the dog.

This is Bruce doing yoga.

This is Jenna on the couch.

This is what it looks like outside.


5 Comments

  1. Nicol says:

    Love the idea of making a book out of it! We tried to make our own paints yesterday which was very interesting. It’s simply easier to purchase them. 🙂

  2. Kristen says:

    You just reminded ME! I have watercolors too. Now- where the heck did I put them……

  3. Donna says:

    Oh, I need to get those paints out too one of these days.

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