50+ Indoor Activities To Do With Your Kids On Long Rainy Days

And Survive Being Indoors With Them Without Going Crazy!

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41. Cook A Full Meal Course With Your Brood

Suitable Age: 5 years old up

Since you’re all cooped up indoors, why not ask your kids’ help to cook lunch or dinner? And do a full course meal to teach them to appreciate fully prepared meals and good food.

Pros
  • Teaches your kids the value of cooking/food preparation
  • Let’s them appreciate meals. Seeing the process could make them more appreciative to the meals on the table come meal time
Cons
  • Close supervision is a must as you will be dealing with sharp objects as well as heat/fire

42. Print Plain Shirts Using Wax Crayons, Fine Sand Paper And Flat Iron (Younger Kids)

Suitable Age: 5 years old up

Here’s a vid guide to give you an idea:

The idea for this project is on the first part of this video:

Pros
  • Little kids will have fun carefully coloring their designs and watch you iron them on their shirts
  • It encourages creativity and concentration
Cons
  • Adult supervision is needed since the activity involves an electric flat iron

43. Or Do Graphic T-Shirt Printing With Plastic Wrap And Flat Iron

Suitable Age: 8 years old up

The idea for this project is on the first part of this video:

Pros
  • It’s creative and fun to do
  • It makes passing time pleasant plus your kids feel they get new shirts with the cool prints
Cons
  • Adult supervision is needed even when older kids are involved

44. Do Some Cool Science Experiments

Suitable Age: 4 years old to 10 years old

You can get ideas from Youtube like this one:

Or buy a kit intended for this activity beforehand.

Material To Use:

Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit

Pros
  • It improves kids’ problem-solving abilities, decision-making skills, and concentration
  • It’s also a learning activity; not only do they get to have fun, they actually learn something from the experiments they do.
Cons
  • The aftermath could be messy especially if you decide to do the DIY Science experiments. Additionally, some of them probably won’t work as how you see them in the videos disappointing the kids.


45. Play Fun Parlor Games Like Charades Or Singing Chairs

Suitable Age: 3 years old up

Children of every age can get to participate with this activity depending on the game being played. Example, 3-year-olds can play the Singing Chairs. Instead of awarding the winners, punish the losers after with quirky punishments.

Pros
  • An entertaining way to pass time.
Cons
  • Kids might get bored with the games easily.

46. Let Gadgets Do The Entertaining

Suitable Age: For all ages

If you’re at your wits’ end as how spend indoors with your kids cooped up on a rainy day, let them tinker with gadgets as you take some time out and regroup.

Material You Can Use:

[2018 Upgraded K2] Contixo 7” Kids Tablet

Pros
  • Gadgets offer all-around fun. A device can contain videos and games meant to educate and entertain children of various ages.
Cons
  • Don’t expose your kids to gadgets for long periods of time. Experts have found out these things have adverse effects on our mental health. Cap screen time.


47. Take Your Child To The Nearest Play Center

Suitable Age: Younger kids

Indoors doesn’t just mean being inside your home. You can bring your child to a nearby play center (department stores usually have these) and let him enjoy playing with other kids.

Pros
  • Encourage kids to develop their social skills.
  • Let’s them interact with other people outside the home.
Cons
  • Play centers are not available in all areas.

48. Bring Your Child To The Public Library

Suitable Age: All ages

Develop the love for reading in your children and bring them to your local library frequently (not just on rainy days!). Some libraries have storytelling sessions younger kids will enjoy sitting in while the older ones browse and choose books they like.

Pros
  • Piques and develops the love of reading in your kids
  • Allow them to interact with others thereby developing their social skills
Cons
  • Not all areas have public libraries nearby

49. Visit A Nearby Museum

Suitable Age: All ages

If a museum is nearby your home, why not visit it on rainy days?

Pros
  • Teach kids to appreciate art and culture
  • An entertaining and educating way to pass time
Cons
  • Some kids might find this activity uninteresting

50. Go Puddle Jumping

Suitable Age: Younger kids

Channel your children’s inner “Peppa” and “George” and allow them some time out jumping on water puddles. Just make sure they’re decked in their rain gears.

Pros
  • Fun and inexpensive way to enjoy rain
  • Kids love playing with water, so this surely will be a hit!
Cons
  • Supervision is needed especially for toddlers. They have the tendency to scoop water up with their hands and get a taste.

51. Let Them Play In The Rain!

Suitable Age: All ages

Yes, we outwardly said at the start of this article that we’ll be featuring indoor rainy day activities. However, there’s really that point on a very long wet one wherein you’ll just have to let the kids out in order to keep your sanity. As long as it’s not a thunderstorm you’re having or a very stormy day, let them out and enjoy playing in the rain.

Pros
  • A very fun way to spend rainy days!
Cons
  • Be ready for bouts of colds or fever later on. Some kids get sick after playing in the rain.

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Written by Heyz

Heyz is an amazing writer who pops in time to time to contribute to our amazing blog. Loves writing about guides and products for new mothers.

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