Rainy Day Activities
|A girl with Down Syndrome and her brother play a game of tic, tac, toe.|
- Clean the house together; it can be great exercise.
- Play arts and crafts with different items such as construction paper, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, markers, etc. Let your kids imaginations go wild!
- Make decorations for an upcoming holiday.
- Play hide and seek in the house.
- Turn the radio on and let the kids have a dance party.
- Play Twister.
- Build an obstacle course in the basement and let the kids come up with the different route to follow.
- Make hand puppets out of old socks or brown lunch bags, then put on a puppet show.
- Make an exercise video of the family exercises.
- Play a game of charades.
- Read a story and have the kids act it out as you read.
- Make your own musical instruments. Make a shaker by filling an empty paper towel roll with dried beans and sealing the ends with tape. Make a guitar with an empty Kleenex box and attach rubber bands. Let the kids put on a concert.
- Take the family to the grocery store; it involves lots of walking and rolling and everyone can help pick out some nutritious snacks.
- If your kids enjoy videogames, incorporate some physical activity with them, such as stationery bikes that are coordinated with the screen action.
- Take a trip to the local museum or mall. This also involves lots of walking or rolling.
- Play board games.
- Let your child help in the preparing dinner or in baking something for dessert.