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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rainy Day Boredom Ideas And The Moxie Girlz Raincoat Dolls

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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.
We recently received a Moxie Girlz Raincoat Color Splash Doll and I thought it would be the perfect time to talk tsumanis (you can't miss the evacuation signs on the street) and flooding. The topic might be scary for younger kids, but I found Sabrina (11) was the perfect age to ask inquisitive questions and power her confidence with information. We took Moxie Girlz, Avery, to the local stream, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, and observed the signs of water levels as well as discussed how the members of this habitat adapted to unexpected changes in their weather and environment.

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!
Moxie Girlz Raincoat Color Splash Dolls- Avery
Sabrina wanted me to note that she likes the Moxie Girlz line of dolls particularly because they 1.) Are still very cute, but also cool like a teenager, and 2.) Have limbs that can bend and arms that are easy to pose. And, as I watched her act out a 'disaster drill' with her new doll and some stuffed animals, I was inspired to sit down and discuss some potential rainy day activities that could be done with little to no electricity indoors. Of course anything involving her dolls was a big hit, so Sabrina was quick to suggest a tea party, and I was told that Avery enjoyed Scavenger Hunts as well. We also decided that a family talent show, furniture forts (a favorite any day of the year) and a cat/dog makeover session would help pass the time on a rainy day.
Moxie Girlz Raincoat Color Splash Dolls- Avery
In our house we like to turn everything into an excuse for learning and exploration; even fun toys like the Moxie Girlz dolls can help empower your child to have confidence and enthusiasm for the world around them. Moxie Girlz come in several collections, including several that go beyond your typical doll themes to encourage creativity, careers, and sports participation. Find them at your local Toys R' Us store or online today!

What are some of your favorite rainy day activities?

What Daughter Says: Turn everyday objects into opportunities to educate and empower children!




26 comments:

  1. I live in the desert so we get about 1 rainy day a year! What keeps us inside, though, are the dust storms. Great ideas -- love the cat makeover idea... brings back memories!

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  2. Hayley loves the Moxie girls! She collects them all! Great ideas!

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  3. my niece would think this a brilliant idea--she loves the Moxie girls and loves to play games with clues and hunting involved so to speak --such fun!

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  4. I bet my daughter would love this doll.on rainy days we usually do crafts or watch a movie

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  5. My daughter has been eyeing on these dolls. The raincoat is so cute!

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  6. I'm sure you'd like to have some serious rain right now given your drought.

    She's a cute little doll. None of my nieces are still in doll stage sadly. I miss those days.

    When it rains here which has been somewhat frequently lately I bake. Not good for my waistline

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  7. I love that you used this doll to teach your daughter about something that might otherwise have been very scary!

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  8. My niece absolutely loves the Moxie girls! This one with the rain coat is really cute!

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  9. What cool dolls! You see, I have all boys and they aren't the kind of boys that like dolls, so we won't have any of these around our house. I bet my nieces would love one!

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  10. I love these Moxie Girls dolls. They're edgy enough to be cool, but not so edgy that they look like the Bratz dolls.

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  11. I haven't heard of these before but they look like they'd be good for kids.

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  12. Aww that is a super cute doll. My daughter would love that.

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  13. Such an awesome idea! My niece would love a Moxie girl!

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  14. These are just the right size for tucking in a backpack pocket. I'd send this to school with my daughter to play with during the afterschool program!

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  15. My favorite rainy day activities are lounging on the couch snuggling with the dogs. I love the gif you made! How cute!

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  16. We get quite a bit of rain where I live. We had a huge storm today. Lots of rain and thunder.

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  17. They're really cute! I bet my nieces would love them!

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  18. My daughter would LOVE the washable pen. This sounds right up her alley!

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  19. I could see my girls playing for hours with this doll. I love the pen idea.

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  20. Let me know if you ever want to sell your Love l740 glasses :)

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  21. That's so cute! Love the little boots and umbrella!

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  22. This moxie doll is pretty cool. I like that you can draw on her coat. That is one of my rainy day activities, drawing and painting.

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  23. Super cute! I love curling up on the couch with a good book and a keurig carmel latte!

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  24. My 10-year old daughter would totally love this doll. She has some similar ones, but not this one! I think it even looks like her. LOL

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  25. My youngest daughter has been a fan of the Moxie Girls. That raincoat is cute!

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