This is a sponsored post by the brands below. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.
Rainy days and summertime go hand in hand. Especially living in Florida. Every day in Florida we expect to have at least one heavy downpour. And some days (like today), it rains pretty much all day long. Prior to being a mom, I found rainy days to be relaxing. I would either get lots of blogging done or I would read a good book or binge on Netflix shows. Now, as a mom to two little ones, I see how horrible rainy days can be. My kids bounce off the walls and get bored SO easily. We’ve tested out lots of toys, games and one awesome umbrella that will keep our kids (and us) occupied (and dry) on rainy days. We wanted to share all of our favorites with you.
The first absolute necessity I am loving for rainy days is this Mini ShedRain Compact Umbrella. It is small enough to fit in my car’s door pocket, in my daughter’s diaper bag and in my son’s backpack. It’s the perfect size to stash away and then use during rainy days. It is strong, and has a durable frame, ribs, and shaft which make it reliable even in the soggiest weather. And this umbrella is priced around $20.00! Head HERE for more info.
I know this may sound counterintuitive, but when it’s rainy outside, my kids get antsy. So if it isn’t stormy weather, we will often go outside and the kids will run around thrilled to be getting wet and jumping in puddles. Since they are already wet, this blaster set fits in perfectly! The Hydro Storm 6-Pack is the ULTIMATE Water Blaster value pack! For just $9.88, this bundle includes SIX water blasters. Plenty for my kiddos to use without fighting over them AND extras for the neighbor kids to play with as well. We could even keep a couple by our pool to use as pool toys! These compact squirt guns feature quick action and are easy to refill. They project water up to 25 feet. Head HERE for more info.
I love this golf set because it is perfect to use indoors on rainy days and outdoors on sunny days! The Junior Pro Golf Set is perfect for budding golf professionals. Kids can create their own putting green right in your home or backyard. The complete set includes one portable caddy, two putters, two flags, four golf balls, one tee, and two target holes. When the 18 holes are complete, pack the equipment into the caddy and roll off for easy storage and clean up. Head HERE for more info.
This Klutz: My Fantastic Foam Idea Book will keep your child busy on rainy days. The idea book will give your child instructions on how to make 20 different crafts. Or, if they want to use their own imagination, they can create their own. This idea book has everything your child will need – foam pieces, glue and starter paper. Head HERE for more info. **This set will be available in stores in September.
Pictured above are more awesome toys and games to keep your children busy this summer. Not only will they have a blast playing, but they will be challenged as they use their imagination and critical thinking skills.
I have to tell you about Brackitz. I had never heard of this STEM toy until I was given the opportunity to try it out. My son is 4 and a half and when I read about this Brackitz Driver 43 Piece Set, I wondered if he would be old enough to really get into it. He is. And the awesome thing about these kits is that they literally grow with your child. Sometimes my son will follow the directions to create specific vehicles and other times he will create his own. Brackitz is an award-winning innovative new construction line that encourages open-ended, imaginative play like no other construction set on the market today. With just a few tools including planks and one-of-a-kind connectors, children are given the opportunity to use their imagination to construct entirely new worlds by playing on their own or with friends. The new Driver Kit includes 43 pieces, which includes 4 wheels. It also includes directions for 10 driving machines. Go HERE for more info.
This game will keep your kids busy during rainy days! Mole Rats in Space is a new game where your children will try to get the mole rats to safety. In a space station far from Earth, a team of Mole Rats are busy at work when a band of snakes infiltrates their station. Players work together to help the Mole Rats gather their equipment and make it to their escape pod before time runs out! Climb the ladders, slip down air shafts, but don’t get bit by the snakes! Go HERE for more info.
Your kiddos will love this game. In fact, I can say that my hubby and I love it too. You may have noticed that Escape Room themed outings are becoming more and more popular. Almost every weekend I see groups of friends near and far posting pictures after they escape (or fail to escape) these tricky rooms. Now we can create this adventure at home! EXIT: The Game is a party game for up to 6 players. You must solve a series of riddles and puzzles to escape from a room. Each correct solution brings you to another riddle. This is an addicting game where you need to be quick as you solve the puzzles. This game comes in three versions: Pharaoh’s Tomb, Secret Lab and Abandoned Cabin. Head HERE for more info.
My kids LOVE playing with Magformers. They will play with these magnetic toys for hours and hours. This Magformers Shimmer & Shine Set will have your child constructing Shimmer and Shine Genie Lamps, Balls and more. There are 8 idea mats your child can follow to build 3D structures. Or, they can use their imagination and build their own creations! I love Magformers because they help your child work on fine motor skills and critical thinking while playing! Go HERE for more info.
This is my favorite new game to play. This is the perfect game for rainy days like today. As a child (and even now), I’ve always loved Jenga. I kind of think of this as Jenga on steriods. Beasts of Balance is a fun new interactive game that combines your favorite aspects of Jenga with interaction on your tablet. The app is compatible with both Apple and Android systems. As you build the tower and test your stacking ability you will watch the creatures come to life in the connected app on your tablet or phone through innovative AR technology. With each turn, a player will touch their piece of choice to the platform, watch it magically appear on the Bluetooth-connected tablet, and then add the piece to the tower. Every subsequent piece either creates, enhances or evolves the fabulous beasts that live in the connected digital realm. This game combines dexterity with imagination and will give your family hours of fun. Go HERE for more info.