Today the sky seems to be stolen from a 1950s film: Blurry gray. No blue.
Rainy days sometimes can be disheartening being stuck inside with little natural light and a yellow glare from your bedroom lamp, but there are always things to do none the less. And maybe it isn’t the fact that there aren’t things to do, but more the restlessness of a long afternoon.
Even when its sunny I have those days where I roam the house in search of something engaging to do.
I had been thinking about posting a list of activity ideas for such an afternoon since I absolutely love small random interesting tasks and the little things that brighten up the day, and then this happened.
This is proof my friends. Great minds do think alike. 😉
Well here are (my) ten somewhat random – but interesting – things to do on a rainy day (or really any day because why not?)
- Warm up a marshmallow in the microwave. Note what happens. (**I am not accountable to whatever may happen when you do the aforementioned act**)
- Make coffee hot-chocolate (1. First put a scoop of hot chocolate mix in a mug. 2. Add coffee to fill half of the mug. 3. Stir that in until it is completely mixed, then fill the rest with hot water and stir again. Finally add a splash of cream or milk and if you like, froth it all and top off with mini marshmallows.)
- Use dry erase markers to draw on the window(s) in your room. Outline something you see outside. Do some school on it. Make a to-do list. Write a message and take a picture for a friend. Leave messages on your sibling’s windows.
- Send one of your favorite songs to a friend and tell them why you love it.
- Find a sunny quote and doodle it to hang in your room.
- If you have a bulletin board, use widowed earrings as thumbtacks.
- Pick one tree or bush in your yard and look up what it is. (We have an Osage orange tree in our yard.)
- Make up a code alphabet for you and your siblings to use.
- Crank up music and sweep the house.
- And if it is just misting or a slow drizzle, simply open your window and enjoy the cool breeze and the smell of fresh rain and soil.
And I would have put sorting through closets and baking on my list but then it would look like I stole those ideas from Kenechi Duatron. Instead I’ll just say, go read her list too, because there are some really fun ideas there! (Like becoming Iron Man. 😉 )
Whatever you do, if you warm up a marshmallow in the microwave, make sure to report back. I want to know how it goes and what you think. 😉
What do you like to do on a rainy day?
ta-ta for now my friends
~ evelyn ~