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Rainy days are perfect days for a blanket and a movie for an adult, but what about kids? It is hard to stay inside when you know that outside you can jump, run and play. Having to spend the entire day inside can cause boredom and no parent wants that. I want to share with you some great DIY projects for you and your kids to have fun making and playing!
DIY Table Games for Kids
These games are quick and easy to make and can create hours of rainy day fun. With a few household items you can turn a boring day into an exciting family day.
DIY foosball game
My favorite game is foosball, which means that I have to show you that game first. It is extremely easy to make.
You will need:
A cardboard box for the field, wooden grill sticks and plastic straws for the rods, and clothespins in 2 different colors for the foosball players.
What you’ll do:
The first thing you have to do is to cut the holes on the box for the rods. If you aren’t sure how to cut them, find a picture of a foosball table and copy the position of the rods.
Next is the goals (or the square openings where you will aim your ball to score). Cut them out from the ends of the box. Now you are done with the field!
While you are making the rods and the players, let your kids color the foosball field.
Fill the plastic straws with grill sticks so that they will be strong enough to hold the foosball players.
When your kids have finished coloring the field, put the rods in the holes, attach the clothespins to them with some glue and the foosball table is done!
The memory game is one of those games that doesn’t need an introduction. It is creative, entertaining and extremely easy to make. I would again recommend using cardboard rather than paper because of its durability.
Let your kids paint one side of the cardboard and while it is drying, talk about what they can draw on their cards.
When the cardboard is dry, draw a grid on it and cut the grid so you end up with small rectangles.
Now give those rectangles to your kids and let them draw a pair of each drawing on the side which is not colored. It enhances their creativity because they have to think about what to draw and it trains their memory because it is a memory game!
For Tic Tac Toe you don’t need much.
Draw the grid on card stock or cardboard.
Collect 10 bottle caps: 5 in one color and 5 in another. These will be the game pieces.
Use a marker to draw an X on each of the caps of one color and an O on each of the caps of the other color.
Often the simplest games are forgotten, which is a shame because they offer tons of fun! Make one DIY table game for kids each rainy day and you not only get the joy making them together, you can play with them for days and days.
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