Rainy day ideas

Rainbow Xylophone
1. This is such a fun, educational and musical activity that kids will definitely enjoy! Plus, its super colorful. .....
Rainy Day Songs
2. 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
3. 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
4. Encourage a little imaginative play with simple things from around the house. .....
Baking Cookies
5. 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
6. Help the kids develop some thinking skills by creating a fun DIY Memory game. .....
Geometric Puzzles
7. 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. .....
Rainbow Sorting
8. Use the rain as an excuse to teach about all the colors in the rainbow! I love simple sorting activities like this. .....
Kisses Cards
9. 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
10. These are beautiful and add so much life to a room. What a great rainy day idea. .....
Color And Shape Sensory Bin
11. Here is another great idea for learning about colors and brightening up a cloudy day. .....
Library Day
12. Sometimes you just need to get out! The library is the perfect place to escape to. .....
Rain Cloud Science
13. 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
14. This is an intense idea for building a fort! See what kinds of materials you can use to create a fort of your own. .....
Rainbow Village
15. Check out these adorable printable rainbow village homes and create your own! .....
Pool Noodle Race Track
16. This is an activity you can easily take indoors and set up your own car or marble races. .....
Origami Hopping Frog
17. Here is a great video tutorial that shows you how to make these Origami Frogs. .....
Tea Party
18. 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. .....
Hopscotch
19. I absolutely love this super easy indoor hopscotch mat. What a great idea to encourage some movement. .....
Marshmallow Popper Game
20. 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
21. 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. .....
Button Golf
22. This is such a fun DIY game that will help the kids develop some great fine motor skills. .....
DIY Theatre
23. Turn their imaginations on by providing a little theatre where they can put on shows for each other. .....
Drive In Movie
24. Build a special cardboard box car so the kids can go to the drive in movies. .....
Car Track or Parking Deck
25. Any child who loves cars would love a little ramp and parking deck to race their cars around. .....
Walking Stilts
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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. .....
Play DJ
29. Let the kids turn on some music and dance around. .....
Dress up with Masks
30. This would be great for the kids to actually make their own masks and then be able to play with them. .....
Spring Window Painting
31. Create some beautiful and simple artwork to brighten up the windows. .....
Make Puppets
32. These popsicle stick puppets are fun and easy to make and will inspire some creative play. .....
Play Dough Mats
33. Make playing with play dough so much more fun with these cute play dough mats. .....
Homemade Puffy Paints
34. These puffy paints are super easy to make and even more fun to play with. .....
Food Art
35. Give your kids permission to play with their food and create some fun food art. .....
No Mess Marble Painting
36. No mess and painting dont really go together usually. but they definitely do with this project. .....
Sunflower
37. Encourage the sun to come out by making a beautiful sunflower. .....
Foaming Stars
38. Science and art combined. These foaming stars are colorful, fun and bubbly. .....
Modern Art
39. I cant believe how cool this modern art is! Let the kids work on their own pieces of modern art. .....
Button Bouquet
40. Use up leftover buttons and felt to create these adorable button bouquets. .....
Dancing Ooblek
41. Some more science and art that will totally fascinate your kiddos! Im definitely feeling pretty curious about this one. .....
DIY Bath Paints
42. 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
43. I love this idea to actually use the rain to create a unique piece of art! You should definitely check out this easy craft. .....
Spring Mural
44. Use simple stickies to create a mural on the wall. This could have endless possibilities. .....
Milk Paint
45. See what happens when you combine just a few key ingredients in this milk paint project. .....
Dance in the Rain
46. Embrace the rain. head out for a little dancing in the rain. .....
Sidewalk Chalk Puddles
47. 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
48. See how much it rains over a period of time with your own homemade rain gauge. .....
Wash Away Paint
49. This activity is definitely for those that are a bit adventurous. Paint on your body and then let the rain wash it away. .....
Magic Puddles
50. Add some unique items to the puddles to make magic sensory puddles to play in. .....
Bottle Top Leaf Boats
51. 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
52. The rain can do some crazy fun things to your paintings! See what you can create by painting in the puddles. .....
Splash Contest
53. Yes! Go ahead and jump in and get wet! Its a contest. .....
Karaoke
54. Cant go out, so stay home and get silly with a little family karaoke. .....
Create Your Own Family Mission Statement
55. Use the extra indoor time to sit down and discuss your familys mission statement. .....
Story Time
56. Remember those books you got at the library?? Sit down and crack one open as a family. .....
Yoga
57. Its important to keep your body moving, have a family yoga session. Or choose another kind of workout that you love. .....
Fashion Show
58. See who can come up with the craziest outfit. .....
Make Your Own Board Games
59. 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. .....
Indoor Tent
60. Set up the tent and play indoors. The change of scenery will lift the mood for sure. .....
Smores Night
61. Marshmallows and chocolate are another great way to get everyone in high spirits as we anticipate those warm summer campfires. .....
Family Movie Marathon
62. Settle in with some popcorn and hold a family movie marathon at home with all your favorite movies. .....
Cook Together
63. 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
64. This is a great printable treasure hunt, however, there are so many out there and you could even create your own treasure hunt. .....
Build Stuff
65. Legos, blocks, KNex. It doesnt matter, build something together. .....
Spa Day
66. 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
67. My husband loves board games of all kinds, hell take any excuse to pull out his favorites, Ticket to Ride or Dominion. .....
Jigsaw Puzzle
68. 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
69. Break the rules and jump on the bed together. .....
Magnetic People
70. 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
71. Mmm. Nothing warms you up more than grilled cheese and soup! Make all your familys favorite soups for a special night. .....
Family Pizza Night
72. Pizza is another dish that makes everyone happy. Let your family make their own mini pizzas. .....
Popcorn Bar
73. Oh boy! If you love popcorn, you will love creating your own little popcorn bowls with plenty of fun toppings. .....
Taco Bar
74. 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
75. Make homemade ice cream and top it with all the family favorites! This is a simple 3 ingredient recipe that tastes Ah Mazing. .....
Waffle Bar
76. 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
77. 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
78. Start a new family dinner tradition and get the whole family talking. .....
Indoor Picnic
79. Make a special dinner by having an indoor picnic. This post is full of some great picnic ideas. .....
Chocolate Chip Cookie Boats
80. Cookies make everyone happy! But how about these cookie boats??? Filled with Ice Cream and chocolate y goodness. .....
Movie Date Night
81. Take one of these 40 Creative Movie Date Nights and cuddle up with your honey. .....
Last Minute Light Show
82. Sometimes storms can be very entertaining. Sit down and enjoy the show! .....
Video Game Night
83. Im sure the hubbys would love this idea! Let the gaming begin. .....
Cuddle Kit for 2
84. Some of the best nights are spent cuddling up with your loved one. This cuddle kit will make your night even more special. .....
Spa Date
85. Give a little love and attention to your spouse with ideas from this Spa Date. .....
Would You Rather Date Night
86. This would be a fun way to get your spouse talking about some fun things. Make a game of it. .....
Sweet Home Alabama
87. 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. .....
Loveseat Lounge
88. This is another rainy day movie night. Its another fun spin on dinner and a movie. .....
Spouse Sleepover
89. 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. .....
Movie Marathon
90. Choose both of your favorite movies for a fun movie marathon. .....
Home Improvement Project
91. This is one of my favorite things to do with my spouse. We love home improvement projects that we can do together. .....
Pillow Fight
92. Pillow fights are super fun and easy and definitely bring lots of warm fuzzies. .....
Lets Get Physical Date Night
93. Get movin with an energetic exercise date night! Those endorphins will make the world seem bright and happy. .....
Showering You With My Love
94. Heres a fun and rainy way to say I love you. .....
Love Shack
95. Take the fun to the Love Shack for a romantic evening. .....
Shower Love Notes
96. Its raining outside. And its raining inside! Leave a little note for your honey in the shower. .....
Fondue Date Night
97. I love fondue! This is a colorful and exciting take on a special fondue date night. .....
Card Games
98. 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
99. Whether the power goes out or not. You can have a fun power outage date night! Get the details here. .....
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