rainy day ideas
. This is such a fun, educational and musical activity that kids will definitely enjoy! Plus, its super colorful.
Rainy Day Songs
. Do your kids start dancing around every time they hear a song they love? If so, you might want to teach them some rainy day nursery songs.
Marshmallow Toothpick House
. This would be such a fun activity to keep some of those older boys busy. And maybe even the girls, too! It will definitely keep them entertained if you make it a contest.
Make Believe Boat
. Encourage a little imaginative play with simple things from around the house.
. This is one of my favorite activities to do with the kids! Cookies, bread, muffins. Bake something the whole family will love.
DIY Memory Game
. Help the kids develop some thinking skills by creating a fun DIY Memory game.
. These puzzles are so cool because there isnt just one correct way to put it together. Kids can practice matching colors and create whatever they want.
. Use the rain as an excuse to teach about all the colors in the rainbow! I love simple sorting activities like this.
. Write cards to send to family and friends. If your kids are too little to write, they can always use stamps, or in this case, lipstick.
Make a Terrarium
. These are beautiful and add so much life to a room. What a great rainy day idea.
Color And Shape Sensory Bin
. Here is another great idea for learning about colors and brightening up a cloudy day.
. Sometimes you just need to get out! The library is the perfect place to escape to.
Rain Cloud Science
. Teach your kids about rain. Where does it come from anyway? This is a science experiment kids of all ages will enjoy.
Build a Fort
. This is an intense idea for building a fort! See what kinds of materials you can use to create a fort of your own.
. Check out these adorable printable rainbow village homes and create your own!
Pool Noodle Race Track
. This is an activity you can easily take indoors and set up your own car or marble races.
Origami Hopping Frog
. Here is a great video tutorial that shows you how to make these Origami Frogs.
. Gather up all the dolls, stuffed animals and siblings to have a fun tea party! Any excuse for some snack foods is appealing to me and the kids.
. I absolutely love this super easy indoor hopscotch mat. What a great idea to encourage some movement.
Marshmallow Popper Game
. This is a fun activity that will keep a couple kids busy playing together. Especially if they can make a game out of it.
Kool Aid Playdough
. Super bright playdough that smells amazing!! You can totally make this and store it so the kids can play with it all through the Spring.
. This is such a fun DIY game that will help the kids develop some great fine motor skills.
. Turn their imaginations on by providing a little theatre where they can put on shows for each other.
Drive In Movie
. Build a special cardboard box car so the kids can go to the drive in movies.
Car Track or Parking Deck
. Any child who loves cars would love a little ramp and parking deck to race their cars around.
. This is definitely for the kid that loves to run around the house and bounces off the walls. Attach some walking stilts and hell slow down for just a minute while developing a great skill. balancing on walking stilts.
Indoor Car Track
. Use some tape and the couches, chairs, tables and other furniture to create a fun indoor car track. You could even add some obstacles that the kids have to drive through.
Paper Plate Ring Toss
. This is a simple and fun game that is sure to get the kids excited. Its also a great game to make into a contest.
. Let the kids turn on some music and dance around.
Dress up with Masks
. This would be great for the kids to actually make their own masks and then be able to play with them.
Spring Window Painting
. Create some beautiful and simple artwork to brighten up the windows.
. These popsicle stick puppets are fun and easy to make and will inspire some creative play.
Play Dough Mats
. Make playing with play dough so much more fun with these cute play dough mats.
Homemade Puffy Paints
. These puffy paints are super easy to make and even more fun to play with.
. Give your kids permission to play with their food and create some fun food art.
No Mess Marble Painting
. No mess and painting dont really go together usually. but they definitely do with this project.
. Encourage the sun to come out by making a beautiful sunflower.
. Science and art combined. These foaming stars are colorful, fun and bubbly.
. I cant believe how cool this modern art is! Let the kids work on their own pieces of modern art.
. Use up leftover buttons and felt to create these adorable button bouquets.
. Some more science and art that will totally fascinate your kiddos! Im definitely feeling pretty curious about this one.
DIY Bath Paints
. Bath time is a great way to entertain the kids. Have you ever tried using bath paints in the bath?? Double the entertainment factor with these DIY Bath Paints.
Art Using Rain
. I love this idea to actually use the rain to create a unique piece of art! You should definitely check out this easy craft.
. Use simple stickies to create a mural on the wall. This could have endless possibilities.
. See what happens when you combine just a few key ingredients in this milk paint project.
Dance in the Rain
. Embrace the rain. head out for a little dancing in the rain.
Sidewalk Chalk Puddles
. This is a great idea for after the rain has come and gone. Go make some colorful sidewalk chalk puddles to splash around in.
Homemade Rain Gauge
. See how much it rains over a period of time with your own homemade rain gauge.
Wash Away Paint
. This activity is definitely for those that are a bit adventurous. Paint on your body and then let the rain wash it away.
. Add some unique items to the puddles to make magic sensory puddles to play in.
Bottle Top Leaf Boats
. Oh I love this idea. So easy, but so entertaining. and a little less messy than some of the other outdoor rain activities. Make a little boat out of whatever you have lying around.
Painting in Puddles
. The rain can do some crazy fun things to your paintings! See what you can create by painting in the puddles.
. Yes! Go ahead and jump in and get wet! Its a contest.
. Cant go out, so stay home and get silly with a little family karaoke.
Create Your Own Family Mission Statement
. Use the extra indoor time to sit down and discuss your familys mission statement.
. Remember those books you got at the library?? Sit down and crack one open as a family.
. Its important to keep your body moving, have a family yoga session. Or choose another kind of workout that you love.
. See who can come up with the craziest outfit.
Make Your Own Board Games
. My husband has been trying to convince me to do this for years. Here are some great pointers and ideas for creating your own board games.
. Set up the tent and play indoors. The change of scenery will lift the mood for sure.
. Marshmallows and chocolate are another great way to get everyone in high spirits as we anticipate those warm summer campfires.
Family Movie Marathon
. Settle in with some popcorn and hold a family movie marathon at home with all your favorite movies.
. The kitchen is one of the most fun places to bond as a family! Get everyone in the kitchen helping to create a culinary masterpiece.
Inside Treasure Hunt
. This is a great printable treasure hunt, however, there are so many out there and you could even create your own treasure hunt.
. Legos, blocks, KNex. It doesnt matter, build something together.
. My daughter loves Spa Days where we sit down and paint fingernails and use mommys lotion so that we look and smell our very best.
Play Card or Board Games
. My husband loves board games of all kinds, hell take any excuse to pull out his favorites, Ticket to Ride or Dominion.
. Puzzles can be such a fun family project! One puzzle can entertain us for a day or two or even a whole week.
Jump on the Bed
. Break the rules and jump on the bed together.
. Make some cute magnetic people together. You can make a big deal out of it by setting up pictures with props and then print them out on your magnetic sheet.
Grilled Cheese And Soup Bar
. Mmm. Nothing warms you up more than grilled cheese and soup! Make all your familys favorite soups for a special night.
Family Pizza Night
. Pizza is another dish that makes everyone happy. Let your family make their own mini pizzas.
. Oh boy! If you love popcorn, you will love creating your own little popcorn bowls with plenty of fun toppings.
. I love tacos. They are a super easy dinner that you can throw together and the whole family will enjoy sitting together and enjoying their individual tacos.
Ice Cream Party
. Make homemade ice cream and top it with all the family favorites! This is a simple 3 ingredient recipe that tastes Ah Mazing.
. Who loves breakfast for dinner?? Its always a treat around here and there are some great ways to make your waffle bar special!
Fun Blue Family Dinner
. This is such a fun idea to make dinner special and different. Blue is the perfect color for those rainy days! But you could do any color and have a fun family dinner.
Family Conversation Starters
. Start a new family dinner tradition and get the whole family talking.
. Make a special dinner by having an indoor picnic. This post is full of some great picnic ideas.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Boats
. Cookies make everyone happy! But how about these cookie boats??? Filled with Ice Cream and chocolate y goodness.
Movie Date Night
. Take one of these 40 Creative Movie Date Nights and cuddle up with your honey.
Last Minute Light Show
. Sometimes storms can be very entertaining. Sit down and enjoy the show!
Video Game Night
. Im sure the hubbys would love this idea! Let the gaming begin.
Cuddle Kit for 2
. Some of the best nights are spent cuddling up with your loved one. This cuddle kit will make your night even more special.
. Give a little love and attention to your spouse with ideas from this Spa Date.
Would You Rather Date Night
. This would be a fun way to get your spouse talking about some fun things. Make a game of it.
Sweet Home Alabama
. This movie is a great rainy day movie. If youve seen it, you know why! If not, you need to have a special Sweet Home Alabama night.
. This is another rainy day movie night. Its another fun spin on dinner and a movie.
. A spouse sleepover might be exactly what you need to make those rainy days bearable. Or you might want to have one just for fun.
. Choose both of your favorite movies for a fun movie marathon.
Home Improvement Project
. This is one of my favorite things to do with my spouse. We love home improvement projects that we can do together.
. Pillow fights are super fun and easy and definitely bring lots of warm fuzzies.
Lets Get Physical Date Night
. Get movin with an energetic exercise date night! Those endorphins will make the world seem bright and happy.
Showering You With My Love
. Heres a fun and rainy way to say I love you.
. Take the fun to the Love Shack for a romantic evening.
Shower Love Notes
. Its raining outside. And its raining inside! Leave a little note for your honey in the shower.
Fondue Date Night
. I love fondue! This is a colorful and exciting take on a special fondue date night.
. Card games are a fun way to spend time together as a couple! Here are a ton of great card games to play.
Power Outage Date Night
. Whether the power goes out or not. You can have a fun power outage date night! Get the details here.