I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m thankful for rainy days. Whether we’re off to another playground, another spray park or playing outside in the sun, it’s nice to have a day where it’s raining and our adventures can be had inside, through Netflix. This morning was one of those days, dreary and rainy until dinner – and the kids needed it. So far, it’s been a busy summer with plenty of adventure outside of the house, and you can tell from the faces of the girls – they look exhausted.
Want proof that rainy day adventures can be just as tiring as those you’re tramping through caves on road trips? It’s right there, where the kids created a blanket nest and one of them fell asleep half way through – dreaming of adventure I bet, with her ‘dragon island map’ right beside her.
Our top choices for adventure?
How to Train Your Dragon: Race to the Edge | This new feature introduces some of the most exciting dragons yet, each with its own amazing abilities – shockwaves, cannon balls and fire blasts, just to name a few.
The Goonies | The classic from your childhood might not entertain little kids as much as you would like it to, but it’s a sure bet for older kids – and a walk down memory lane for you.
The Book of Life | My kids are obsessed with this movie. We’ve watched it at least a dozen times and summer isn’t even half over. They love the bright colors, the heroic story, the characters falling in love and the bold imagery.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman | From Egypt and back again, Mr. Peabody and Sherman is one of my favorite adventure watches of the summer. Kids can learn a few historical tidbits, and parents can laugh along with the movie.
The Adventures of Figaro Pho | There’s this main character, kind of strange looking, who just happens to be afflicted with every phobia imaginable. He’s afraid of vampires, toilets, mad dogs, aliens, and being stared at by a duck. He creates a dog, because he’s afraid of being alone. This is Violet’s (3) favorite movie lately – and you’ll see why when you watch it.
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