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7 Awesome Backyard Adventures and Activities for the Wet Season

Messy-fun diversions to entertain kids on rainy November days

Rory Graves

Published on: September 18, 2019

happy boy in the rain

Give them an excuse go outside this fall

It’s easy to equate the dreary season that befalls the Pacific Northwest each year with frizzy hair, soggy leaves and too much time spent cooped up indoors with stir-crazy kids.

But while parents may look outside and see a muddy yard and dour skies, for a child, a rainy day offers a novel way to explore a familiar landscape. Nature in any season provides enlivening experiences — and, correspondingly, kids seem to naturally understand that time spent outside can bring us to our senses.

Here are some creative ways to encourage your family to unplug from electronics, get outside and explore their immediate environment this fall.

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