We have gone for many walks after the rain. Let's face it - splashing in puddles is one of the happiest things ever. However, on a warmer day, sometimes it is fun to go for a walk in the rain while it is still dripping down. We are still adjusting to living in Mississippi. One of my favorite changes thus far is the warmer weather. Summer was super hot, which paved the way for a beautiful Fall. Normally I would consider a walk in the rain purely a Summer activity, but here Fall seems to work too. If you are in a warmer climate, I hope you'll jump on board the next time it drizzles, if you're heading into snow flurry weather, save this one for next year.
Our son is fascinated with weather right now. Reading stories about thunderstorms, watching storms out the window, observing the clouds to predict future weather. We found a warmer day with drizzles and instead of hunkering down inside we embraced our #30daysoutside challenge, donned rain boots and an umbrella and headed outside.
*Dress for the weather. Expect to get wet.
*Talk about expectations beforehand. With all activities, I think it is important to talk about behavior expectations before you head out. With walks, when they need to stop and hold hands is the most important.
*Have towels ready at the door for when you get back. Plan to dry off, shed the wet clothes, and replace with dry ones.
Some other rainy day ideas for getting outside:
*Go for a post-walk Puddle Walk
*Explore puddles up close.
*Simply open the back door and go dance in the rain. Spin, dance, be silly.
*Have an impromptu muddy playdate when the rain stops.
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