Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Top 5 Things Kids Love About the Rain

We've got rain on the brain here at the Kooz Top 5.  We've already been over the Top 5 Reasons to Love the Rain, but this one's geared towards the kid in you.  Here's the top 5 reasons kids love the rain, and maybe you do too!

And now I'm thirsty.

5. Teaching opportunities - The other day I tried to explain to my two and a half year old about how the rain gives us water to drink. "Yeah, like the sink and the refrigerator" was his reply. Hmm. Okay, well that water actually comes from the rain and lakes and underground... "and restaurants" he said.  Right. Lesson over.  But someday he might learn something!

Probably searching for a princess.

4. Rain gear - They make the cutest rain stuff for kids. My son has one rain coat covered in dinosaurs and another that looks like he is headed to a business meeting in London.  And let's talk about galoshes:  adorable! Plus they cut down on the amount of ick that gets onto your child's clothes while they frolic in the next two items on the list.  Not to mention the word "galoshes" is extremely fun to say.  Go on, say it.

So puddly.

3. Puddles - They are fun to jump in, splash in, and throw things in. As I kid I remember making some amazing potions by using a stick to mix leaves and pebbles into the giant puddle on my corner.

Always watch where you step.

2. Mud - As much fun as puddles, but with so much more mess, which obviously moves it up on the list.

Umbrellas: Might as well be this
1. Umbrellas - Look at that one above #4.  It looks like a frog, with eyeballs that stick out of the top!  How is that not fun?  And the real reason children love umbrellas?  Because they are so rarely allowed to hold an object that can so quickly be turned into a dangerous weapon.

What was your favorite thing thing about the rain when you were a kid?  We'd love to know, so tell us in the comments below!  And don't forget to like us on Facebook, if you haven't already.


  1. puddle fact I'm pretty sure Ray still gets mad at me when I do this...
    Oh...that and it makes for an awesome day at the Big E - no one is there during the rain.

  2. Fun, right? Now send me a million dollars. Thanks.