If you live here in Atlanta, you'd know that summer has many days filled with rain, rain, and mre rain.
With a large family of six like mine, that equals to bored kids that can easily get on everyone's nerves - which is why I looked for some DIY activities to keep everyone entertained. These ideas were a blast, and here I am to share with you some that were favorites.
One, is a good old board game. We have many games stashed from years of traveling in the military, from Candy Land to classic Monopoly (give or take a few missing pieces.) This might keep them at bay for a while, but with those living in the now, this might get boring pretty fast.
For those with older children or teenagers, Cards Against Humanity is a good option for good uncensored fun. My kids LOVE this game and we all enjoy it for a good laugh. For those considering, this game can get offensive and VERY innapropreate, so I don't reccomend playing with small children.
Another is crafts! We love making things, from tshirts to drawings, so this fit into my family's idea of fun almost immediately. Tshirts are often made in our home, almost every day, and they love showing off their creations at Six Flags or around the corner at Walmart. I love seeing them so hapy about their creations - and it boosts their confidence too!
With these few ideas, rainy days aren't a problem here at the Bowen household. We find ways to have fun, let it be designing a tshirt or laying around watching tv. Sometimes it's not how you spend the day, but who you spend it with; and I'm happy with my family rain or shine!
HI, I'm Kathy Bowen. I'm a California native but after being married to a now retired soldier I've lived all over the U.S. We finally settled in Atlanta 2 yrs ago. I have 5 beautiful children that keep me busy. Atlanta has such a great history and my family loves to get out on weekends and explore the city. I look forward to meeting you all at our monthly Girls Night Out and hear all about your journeys.