Saturday Morning Links

It’s 11 a.m. on a cold, drizzly day. Your children are still in their footie pjs, the corners of their mouths sticky with crumb encrusted strawberry jam. They have dismantled their bedrooms and are working their way through the house. You are cowered down in a corner of the kitchen looking for something to drink, and I don’t mean orange juice.

I thought it would be fun to share some links that might spark creative ways to beat the winter blahs, especially since winter is nearly gone. OK, I’m not known for my timing. But these would work for rainy days or sick days, too.

Chris at In the Trenches of Motherhood posts a ton of great kids’ activities on her blog, including this recent melted crayon suncatcher idea which I love. She homeschools seven children so you know she knows what she’s talking about. I also love the edible bracelets from Twizzlers and cereal, although earlier this week I scored two really cute candy jewelry making kits at for a whopping 30 cents each because they were in the Valentine’s Day clearance bin. We also have plenty of crayons, watercolor paints, plain paper, coloring books, stickers, and PlayDoh on hand for rainy days.

If you don’t want to clean up paint splatters from your walls, here are a few online art activities:

Art Pad

Lite Brite

Jackson Pollock

And speaking of rainy day activities, I had a hack about the joys of playing with muffin tins and poker chips published on Parent Hacks! I feel like a Macgyver of motherhood.

Feel free to share your favorite rainy day activities in the comments! And no tequila shot references, smarties.


  1. Dawn K says:

    Harper is not old to enjoy yet but Billy and I had loads of fun with the Jackson Pollack link. It really brougt out the online artist in us.

  2. R*belle says:

    Awesome, thanks! Beaux wanted to play a game on the ‘puter this am and I was out of new ideas, so that is excellent. Mr. Belle took advantage of a small window of no rain to take them on a walk to at least get some fresh air. I opted for the sofa! Imagine!

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