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3 Rainy Day Motor Skills Activities for Kids

Physical exercise is a great way to burn off excess energy on rainy days. Check out these energetic activities for the times when your kids feel antsy.

1. Have a dance party

Try performing traditional dances like the hula, bhangra, and polka!  Learn about the history of each dance and check out the costumes and dance performances on YouTube. Educational and fun!

Or simply put on your favorite dance music and start bopping to it! 

Do some silly dance moves like The Windmill and The Sprinkler and watch everyone crack up!

2. Rainy day yoga

Get everyone on the play mat for an uplifting yoga routine.

Check out these easy kid poses that’ll lift the grumpiest spirits.

3. Clean the house

Give this Montessori-approved activity a go!

Montessori education emphasizes the importance of teaching children practical skills, and cleaning is one of them!

Kids love to help so let them wipe the fridge, dishwasher and stove exteriors. Hand them a spray bottle and cloth and get them cleaning!

Give them a Swiffer duster or cloth, and show your child how to dust.

Teach your child to hang up laundry on a drying rack.

Let them sweep the patio and mop the floors!


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Maureen

Hi there! I'm Maureen and I'm so glad you are here! Parenthood is an amazing journey filled with whys and how-tos, and my mission is to help you find answers to these questions.

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