5 Computer Activities To Keep Your Kids Busy During a Rainy Spring Break
Next week is Spring Break in my house and I have already started watching the weather to see what kind of week we will have. If it is nice, I plan to do outside activities with the kids. We will probably head into Washington DC for a day to visit the museums.
But if it rains and we are stuck inside, I have to find something to keep 4 kids busy. They will watch a few movies and play some video games, but even that gets boring before too long.
So here are 5 activities that using a computer to keep your kids busy during a rainy spring break.
1. Create personalized puzzles. Have each child pick a photo and print it out on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Glue the paper to a piece of cardboard (not too thick because you want to be able to cut it.) Then on the back of the cardboard, draw shapes and cut them out. Take turns putting together the puzzles.
2. Create your own storybooks with pictures. Kids have the best imaginations. Have your kids tell you a story and you can type it into a Word (or Google Doc) document. Print it out and either use magazines to find pictures to glue on or draw your own pictures.
3. Make up Mad Lib stories. This is always a lot of fun because kids come up with the best stories.
4. Create your own treasure hunt. Use your computer to create a map and clues. We like to find pictures of great treasures like diamonds and jewels and hide them around the house. Then we take turns designing maps and clues and try to stump each other. If you have a pirate hat, that always adds to the fun.
5. Digital Scrapbooking. It is always fun to find pictures and create scrapbook pages. You can either create completely on your computer or print out pictures and decorations and glue to paper.
Hopefully, you will have a beautiful spring break and you won’t need to use any of these ideas.
Do you have any ideas for fun computer activities for a rainy spring break?