“Babysitter in a Box” Rainy Day…

After 7 days and nights of rain (how did Noah do it??), and lots of desperate attempts at last minute entertainment and activities with Freida and her cousins -thought I’d share some input for my image of the perfect rainy day….

1. 600 Black Spots by, David A. Carter $21.99

Carter has done it again! The kids (and you!) will spend countless hours of fun searching for the abstract graphically hidden black spots throughout the most clever colorful pop-up-book out there!

2. Gaiam YogaKids DVD $11.98

When a rainy day inhibits energy-releasing outdoor activities, break out the YogaKids with yoga expert Marsha Wenig for some brain/body stimulation that is surprisingly super fun! Creatively adapted basic yoga poses, set to playful original sing-along songs, that your child will love to master.

3. Peekaboo Barn $1.99

The single most important iPhone app out there – when it comes to entertaining the kids, that is. Adorable illustrations set to music and charming animal peekaboo action that will delight your toddler long enough for you to deal with his elders…

4. MoMA Kids Sky Umbrella $16.00

Delightful design meets kid-friendly function. From dancing in the rain, to running to the car – this kid-safe umbrella will keep ’em dry to the sky.

5. Color Me Mine

Excellent out of the house rainy-day destination! Choose from the heaping selection of ceramics, and morph the little tyke into a little Picasso!

6. “I’m not a paper cup”  $15.85

Perfect for keeping the java-juice flowing and moms caffeine level soaring : )

7. Matchstick Garden packets $3.00

Fabulous to have up your sleeve for a rainy day! Easiest planting activity ever!

8. Clementine Art Natural Modeling Clay $8.99

Break out the strawberry, lemon, and lime scented, natural, dye-free, no crumble, modeling clay!

9. Eames House of Cards $31.50

This 1952 Eames classic will keep the older kids exploring their inner architect, busily and happily building whatever comes to mind.

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