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Mum it's raining! Top 10 tips to keep kids busy in the wet

It's raining mum now what? Go out in the rain of course!
It's raining mum now what? Go out in the rain of course! Nicholas Falconer / 190691

WHEN the skies turn grey and the kids are forced to spend the day inside, parents sometimes need to get creative to keep the boredom at bay. 

With a wet week forecast ahead we asked Facebook readers what their top tips were for keeping kids amused on a rainy day. 

RANDOM question. What's your top tips for keeping kids amused on a rainy day?

Posted by Sunshine Coast Daily on Saturday, 13 June 2015

 

Weatherzone has forecast rain until Thursday afternoon, with a thunderstorm tipped for Wednesday. 

Here's our list of the top 10 things to do on a rainy day.

You can thank us later parents...

>>What's your rainy day idea? Comment below 

 

Let the kids pull on the gumboots and embrace the muddy, rainy day.
Let the kids pull on the gumboots and embrace the muddy, rainy day. Leigh Jensen

1. Trish Thompson: Send them outside with gumboots and a raincoat. Puddles. Mud. Fun    

 

A blanket fort is a fun way for kids to pass the time on a rainy day.
A blanket fort is a fun way for kids to pass the time on a rainy day.

2. Amanda Stibbe: Blankets and pegs = cubby 

 

 

Kids can get crafty to pass the time.
Kids can get crafty to pass the time. Luka Kauzlaric

3. Daniel N Telita Murphy: Play dough,arts and crafts, baking,colouring and a movie 

 

 

Maybe send the kids next door when it's raining and make their boredom someone else's problem?
Maybe send the kids next door when it's raining and make their boredom someone else's problem? Contributed

4. Maria Elizabeth Zazzero: Send them next door?

 

 

Homework on a day off? No thanks mum
Homework on a day off? No thanks mum michaeljung

5. Dane Silver Fox Kaye: Homework they love it. 

 

 

Keep the kids busy at Bunnings.
Keep the kids busy at Bunnings. Mike Richards

6. Mel Jones: Bunnings. Free craft and playground. Great cafe and friendly staff.

 

 

Lego is a good old fashioned way for kids to pass the time.
Lego is a good old fashioned way for kids to pass the time. Cherie Patrick

7. Carls Smarls: Lots of craft, Lego, old magazines, hide and go seek in the house and cubbies under the table

 

 

Twister is a great way to keep busy.
Twister is a great way to keep busy. Charlotte Lam

8. Angie Andrews: Twister- they burn off energy and have so much fun at the same time. 

 

 

The Big Boing is a popular option on a rainy day.
The Big Boing is a popular option on a rainy day. Nicola Brander

9. Lyn Frencham: Chipmunks or Big Boing

 

 

What kid doesn't love playdough?
What kid doesn't love playdough? Contributed

10. Kim Petrie: I just made moon sand and cloud dough for my two and they had a blast

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