School is back in session and that means, here in Southern California, we should prepare for our random 3 or 4 rainy days of Fall. It's rough, I know; but as crazy as it sounds, it's the rainy days that seem to drive the children mad, because they are so unaccustomed to being indoors during weekends and school breaks! For some of the younger kids, further into the country, the attributes that come along with showers (lightening, thunder, wind) can be rightfully terrifying. In either case, there are a few simple things we like to do to help prepare for these unexpected grey days.
When all the tough 'learning' was done, it was time to play with Avery, who happened to come with a washable pen and some very special accessories. Sabrina loved drawing on the raincoat and doodling on the umbrella (though we found the doodles rubbed off the coat fairly easy.) The doll also claimed to come with a "fashionable raincoat, cute boots and real working umbrella" which we found a little deceptive in the fact that the umbrella was solid plastic, and when we went to remove the 'boots' we discovered they were also her feet! Also, I would be remiss without noting that this particular series of Moxie dolls have very short dresses; even Sabrina felt uncomfortable as I snapped a picture of Avery in the tree!
What are some of your favorite rainy day activities?
What Daughter Says: Turn everyday objects into opportunities to educate and empower children!