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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Rainy day (and hot day) fun



rollerskate.jpgWe veterans of Florida summers know that August has a lot of similarities to January in Chicago. People don't go outside much on some days because of the weather.

We've had a couple of all-rain days lately and we certainly have plenty where it's too hot to think about taking the kids outside for very long. So what do you do for rainy-day fun? We rounded up this list of all the indoor fun zones in the bay area. Skating rinks, bowling alleys, trampoline parks, jump zones, we seem to have a lot. 

A check of articles on how to get through snow days gives me some good ideas for hot weather activities:

  • Play hopscotch indoors. All you need is some masking tape, painters tape or brightly colored packing tape to map out a playing field.
  • Build a parking lot for your toddler's cars and trucks, add on city streets or a race track too. If the tape gets stuck, use a hairdryer to soften the adhesive to pull it off.
  • Set up an indoor putt putt golf course throughout the living room, kitchen and bathroom, using little plastic cups placed around the house and secured in place with masking tape or duct tape.
  • A bucket and a ton of sponges can turn into Florida's version of a snowball fight. My kids actually love to wash the car. It always ends up in a water fight, the good kind.

What are your rainy or too-hot-to-go-outside diversions, readers?

--Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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