Summer vacation is now upon us in Charleston, South Carolina. Sometimes it's hard to come up with different activities to keep the kids happy and the parents from going crazy, especially when it rains. As much as your kids will tell you they can't wait for summer, the words "I'm bored," inevitably cross their lips. While children do enjoy the freedom that comes with the summer months, they still like to have a little structure to their fun. This summer, more than ever, families are trying to stick to a budget while still having fun with their kids. Here are a few activities for your kids when it rains.
Charleston library is a great resource. They have free passes to lots of day activities and museums. Most of them are indoor so that's always something to fall back on for a rainy day if you don't mind driving in the rainy weather to get to the museum.
Board games or card games are good for a few hours depending upon the age of a child or children.
Walking around the mall. Kids can spend hours in the Lego store and be perfectly happy building things from the bins that are available to the public in the store. Netflix subscribers have a huge cache of free family movies available for viewing, many of them perfect for a rainy day. Watch movies that are also books and make an activity seeing how they are the same and how they are different.
If it's 90 degrees outside and raining, go outside and dance in the rain with your children. Let them jump in puddles and get dirty. Let them see you jump in puddles and get dirty. Make mudpies. Catch raindrops on your tongue.
Your kids want to see you having a good time just like them.