We love getting outside to have fun. But sometimes, the weather didn’t get the memo and it just doesn’t cooperate. Whether it’s cold and wet outside, going outdoors is out of the question. To combat the “I’m bored-itis” from taking hold, I like to have a few rainy day activities for the kids to keep them busy and save my sanity.
A few friends and I put together a list of 28 rainy day activities for kids. Many can be done with things you already have in the house and done for FREE. I like that word. It’s music to my ears!
Here are our favorite indoor activities.
Grab a good puzzle and be entertained for hours. We often forget about our puzzles until the weather gets all yucky outside. But when we remember them, we’ll sit and figure out what goes where.
Indoor snow ball fight
You may be thinking, “How can you have a snowball fight indoors?” The answer is yarn snowballs. These little things are easy and fun to put together and then the kids have a blast playing with them. I don’t mind the kids throwing these kind of snowballs in the house because they don’t go very far. It’s just a lot of fun and all you need in yarn.
Transform your hallway into a bowling alley. If you don’t have plastic pins, make your own with empty cans or plastic bottles. Set them up at the end of a hallway and bowl to your heart’s content. Try different sized balls to make it more challenging and see who can bowl the most strikes.
Graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows is all you need for a great snack. You can assemble them and pop them in the microwave (10 seconds at 50% power), bake them in the oven, or pull out the marshmallow sticks and roast marshmallows in the fireplace. We like to eat S’mores with a few slices of bananas on top. Any way you make them, the S’mores are a fun treat. Make the snack more adventurous with campfire story or create an indoor fort.
These are our four favorite things to do on rainy days. What rainy day activities do you like to do with your kids?
I’m linking up with some fabulous mom bloggers who are also sharing their rainy day activities with kids. Make sure to check out their posts because they have some more great ideas on how to keep the kids busy when the weather outside is wet and rainy.
(Left to right)
Anne at My Learning Table
Andrea at Homemade for Elle
Salma at The Write Balance
Corinne at Wondermom Wannabe
Leah at Sandy Toes Creations
Sharisse at Savvy Sweet Life