You have enough sense to come in out of the rain, but kids will still want to (have to?) spend time sloshing around in puddles, making mud pies and generally singing, and swinging, in the rain.
The guys on Deadliest Catch know a thing or two about waterproof outerwear, but your young crew won’t need to weather a storm clad in head-to-toe rubber waders. A lightweight, water-resistant jacket will usually do the trick, and can double as a windbreaker when it’s dry. But you will need to pick up one serious waterproof raincoat. Good news: They come in bright, delicious colors like bubblegum pink or tangerine or teal. Bugs, butterflies, frogs, and even superheroes are in on the act, too.
No matter how dry they are on top, if their toes feel wet, the kids will feel wet, cold and generally icky all over. Grab some rain boots with easy pull on tabs or loops.
Snow boots leave the kids with sweaty feet, not to mention they just don’t match!
If you can get your kids to embrace a rain hat, good on you. If they’ll wear one with a strap, even better! An almost-guaranteed hit, though, is an umbrella. Pint-sized umbrellas are better scaled for tiny hands, come in tons of colors and styles, and often match the coats and boots.
Yes, spring is a rainy season. But with the right outwear, all your kids will notice is warmer temps, greener grass, and more ways to play outside.