Here are some free and fun ideas for the kids on cold, wet days:

– Place a drop of food colouring on their tongues. This should entertain them for five minutes or so.

– Give them an ice cube in a cup and ask them to melt it. This could occupy them for about 10 minutes or until the ice cube is eaten!

– Draw a map of a messy room, including the items you want tidied up. The kids have to pick up all the items and cross it off the map. There’s about 20 minutes of entertainment here, even more if the room is really messy!

– Get a bucket and some rolled up socks and have a tossing game down the hallway – entertainment times may vary on this one, but usually lasts up to half an hour.

There you go. You could get over an hour of entertainment for no cost at all!