Get Out: Splash in the Puddles & Play in the Rain

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Rainy day? No problem. Let the kids play in the rain and splash in the puddles.

rainy day boys

I clearly remember the day I snapped this picture. My eldest two sons were 2 and 5. These had such a blast playing in the rain and subsequent mud. They were a mess when all was said and done.

Hubs said, “Good. That’s what they should be doing.”

It was a good reminder for me that playing outside in the rain and mud, though messy, is lots of fun.

When our backyard pool fell apart, it left behind a big foot-deep hole that would fill with water after a rain. My sisters and I played in that mud and floated boats across the water all the time. It was so much fun!

Playing in the rain and splashing in the puddles is good for kids. I confess, that I forget that sometimes.


Today’s challenge: Let your kids play in the rain or puddles.

Provided that it’s not thunder and lightening and there’s no flash flood warning, it’ll be okay. Use caution and supervision, but don’t be afraid to let your kids get wet.

Got a favorite puddles and splashes memory of your kids?

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    1. Digging up those pictures prompted more than a few tears. It was two different days about five years apart, so that’s wild, too.

  1. When my 3 were smaller I bought myself a raincoat and a pair of flower printed rain boots and took them all out on a puddle jumping walk. We had a load of fun and then walked home (jumping in the puddles along the way one more time) and dried off and enjoyed a hot drink and a snack while snuggled up under blankets on the couch watching one of their favorite programs. It was what I would call a good mom day.