Fun Activities for Kids on a Rainy Day
When the weather gets rainy outside on a spring day, parents everywhere shudder. There’s nothing worse than have bored children cooped up in the house with not a clue what to do. There are many rainy days in spring and it’s important to know that you can find fun activities for your kids on rainy days. Here is your ultimate list of fun activities for kids on a rainy day.
Make a Blanket Fort
This is such a fun way to spend quality time together on a rainy day. Get out the blankets, rearrange the living room furniture and dive into an indoor blanket fort for storytelling and snack time galore.
Play Hide and Seek
Hide and seek is a childhood favorite for many, why not enjoy this fun event with your own kids on a rainy day. Set the boundaries and rules then watch as you all have fun trying to find each other.
Make Kindness Rocks
Run outdoors and grab some rocks, clean them up in the sink and then paint the rocks with beautiful color designs. Take a permanent marker and write kind words on each rock.
Make a Tornado in Soda Bottle
Fill an empty plastic soda bottle about ¾ full and add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Close the cap tight and shake it up. Enjoy the magical tornado that appears.
Have an Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Create a fun list of items your kids can try to find and earn a reward at the end. Make the list easy and difficult so that each kid actually has to take some time to finish the scavenger hunt.
Do some Chores
Rainy days are the perfect time to get some chores done that you’ve procrastinated about. Gather up the kids and go through the house to clean and perhaps find old toys to donate to charity.
Watch a Movie
Curl up on the couch in the afternoon for a little down time together. Have the kids vote on a movie and let them enjoy a movie together. This will give you some quiet time too.
Gather up some marshmallows and toothpicks. Let the kids make their own marshmallow towers. After they’re done, they can eat their creation!
Organize the Playroom
Have the kids go through their playroom and organize their toys. This can last all day if your kids have a lot of toys as they find old forgotten toys to play with during this process.
DIY Button Necklaces
If you have a bin of old buttons hanging around the home, then use them with some string to create DIY button necklaces. This can be a fun rainy day activity for kids to work on fine motor skills.
Have a Karaoke Competition
Use your Alexa device or YouTube to play music with lyrics on screen. Have fun singing along to songs and laughing with the kids with this fun rainy day activity.
Create Spring Décor
Gather up those craft supplies and place them all over the dining room table. Have your kids create some spring décor for the home.
Visit a Library or Museum
Pack up the kids and head off to your local public library or a museum to have adventures outside of the home on a rainy day. Many libraries and museums have specials for family events.
Start an Indoor Herb Garden
Lastly, you can start your own indoor herb garden with the kids. An herb garden is easy for any age kid to enjoy creating with adult supervision. It’s fun to watch your herbs grow too.
There you have it, fun activities for kids on a rainy day. This ultimate list of ideas should surely keep you and the kids busy when the next rainy day hits.
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