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A storm & kids often don’t mix very well.
Young children can become frightened of the loud thunder and pounding rain and hail.
Older children may quickly bore of having to wait indoors for the rough weather to pass.
But there is hope for parents, caregivers, and teachers who need to bring entertainment and fun to kids stuck indoors during a storm!
Here’s a short list of fun activities for kids to do during a storm:
- Play Board Games
- Play Charades
- Read a Book
- Tell or Make Up Stories
- Watch a Good Movie
Take this as an opportunity to get a little inventive!
Plenty of common household items can double as entertaining playthings, especially for young children:
- Aluminum foil is a great, moldable item for young kids to use for creating all kinds of things.
- Plastic cups, Tupperware, and paper plates are great, safe, lightweight items — perfect for stacking and building.
- Toothpicks and popsicle sticks are fun for creating designs on the carpet, a table, or other flat surfaces.
I'm a weather geek from Florida who's been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years! I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about the weather. I especially like sharing interesting details about weather events and conditions that can affect you… and how to prepare for Mother Nature's ever-changing weather patterns.