Monday, June 19, 2006

Rainy Day Activities for Houston Kids

It's been a rainy day in Houston and Tuesday may be the same. Instead of heading out into the flooded streets, here are a few ideas of things you can do. Special thanks to Momsense magazine's May/June 2006 issue.

Friendship Bracelets:
Preschoolers enjoy giving and receiving simple gifts from loved ones. Help them celebrate friendship by making colorful Friendship Bracelets for their buddies. Thread an assortment of colored cereal (such as Froot Loops or Apple Jacks) onto the middle third of a pipe cleaner or strong of licorice. Wrap around a child's wrist & twist to secure. These bracelets are fun to make & eat.

Water Drawings:
Cut white coffee filters into fun shapes, such as flowers or butterflies. Let your child color the shapes with markers and then, with a paper towel under the filter, spray with a mist of water. The colors will blend together to create a work of art.

To make a bouquet, punch a hole through one or two of the flower shapes. Insert one end of a green pipe cleaner through the hold and bend tip over. Ta-Da!