HELP – I'm Trapped Inside With A Toddler

UGH! It’s been raining and raining here in NJ for the past few weeks. And there is more in the forecast for the next 3 days!

Sure the grass is nice and green, but my geraniums have been beat-up, my pansies are a mess, the lettuce and spinach in the veggie garden are mush, and the strawberries are making jam on their own.

But worse – we’ve been stuck in the house for days. Sure we head outside when we can, but Little Dude is going stir crazy! We’ve played every game at least 5 times. We’ve done every puzzle in the house. And the coloring books are on their last pages.

I’m calling out to my interwebz peeps – HELP!

Share in the comments your favorite rainy day activity. I need something new to do! Provide suggestions to those of us in the NY/NJ area that are feeling like drown rats and need something to keep the kids busy!

PS: I’m “Do Follow” so link love is provided :)

And spread the word – If there is enough interest and sharing, maybe we’ll vote on favorite and creative activities and give away some prizes!


  1. We’re having the opposite weather here – heat index of 110+! You can only spend so much time at the pool. My toddler just turned 2, so when we’re stuck inside because of the heat, we read lots of books, watch a few favorite videos, and work on shapes, letters, and numbers. She’s not much into coloring or crafts yet, but maybe we can try those again soon!

    Good luck! I hope you get good ideas. I run short on ideas some days too!

    Heather @ Not a DIY Lifes last blog post..Catching Up

  2. Ahhhh! I’m in New Jersey too and so tired of rain. (It’s actually raining again right now!) I need some sunshine. I can relate to the cabin fever you are feeling. How about a trip to the mall…just to window shop and maybe have some lunch? The library is also a good place to go. You can pick up some books and maybe some dvds. Don’t know where you are located, but there is a Children’s Museum in Paramus (NJ) that my kids use to love. It’s near the Paramus Park Mall. Let’s hope July has a little more sun in it.

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