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Cheap or FREE rainy day fun for kids in Vancouver: Emelia Symington Fedy

These cheap or FREE rainy day tips are from Emelia Symington Fedy. We saw Emelia in Motherload, the raw and hilarious mom-centred play that ran at the Cultch last year. She’s cute, she’s funny, and she radiates heart and honesty. She’s a creator and performer and curates the website Trying To Be Good.

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Here’s her fave cheap or free rainy day fun (and it’s pure realness)

I’m a working mom. I can honestly say I have not spent a single rainy day at home with my kids (unless my husband’s around entertaining them). So today, I was left for the first time with both boys ages 2 and 3.5 and a storm hit and I did my very best.

Build a fort

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Make lego until your brain hemorages and you have to call it a motorcycle without wheels or a steering wheel.

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Take them to an empty theatre and let them play pretend war (this only works if you are an actor and have access to a theatre).

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Playing a quick game of “dead” also takes up 5 minutes of the day.

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Indoor gardening.

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And the climax of the day, going to a play gym and getting really stoked about making crafts with them.

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Once back at home, put #1 in the tub. He pees. Put #2 in the tub. He pees too. Then get in the tub yourself and you guessed it…pee.

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And finally, in the last few hours of braving the elements with my children and trying to tire them out, just for a moment I feel like a good mom.

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