Last updated on August 12th, 2022 at 05:36 am
Whether it is a drizzle or a downpour, unexpected rainfall can make the entire family feel bored and listless. Instead of spending the whole day feeling like you are stuck inside, you can use a backyard
The key is to use this play and family time to teach your children the importance of rain. It’s an essential resource to live on earth.
A word of caution when fun playing outside during rain. Lightning kills, therefore, needs respect for safety purposes.
“When thunder roars, go indoors.”
Fun Rainy Day Activities For Kids
- Rain Dance Party
- Weather Mood Board games
- Backyard Obstacle Course
- Build a Fort with Cardboard
- Craft a Photo Rain Album
- Indoor Scavenger Hunt
- Blow Bubbles in the Rain
- Make Rain Day Art
- Watch a Movie
- Bake Treats
With a bit of creativity, rain days can be filled with laughter and learning opportunities for the entire family. These activities will help your kids see that rain can be fun and essential.
To incorporate the rain into your plans, you can take the party outside and have fun doing your version of a rain dance. DIY dance props like ribbon streamers and painted cardboard face masks to make the party more fun for younger kids.
You can create a rain-themed playlist with songs like “Rain on me” and “November Rain ” to embrace the rain theme.” So put on your rain gear and go dancing in the rain!
Create A Weather Mood Board Games
Allow your children to express their feelings through arts and crafts. Some paints, cotton wool, a handful of googly eyes, and your set create cloudy skies, a happy sun, or even a stellar rainbow.
You can also use a local rain gauge to monitor precipitation and predict rain to help your children anticipate rain and prepare for it mentally.
Go All Out With An Indoor Obstacle Course
You can use things lying around your house, like chairs, tables, and cushions, to DIY a fun course for everyone to enjoy.
To make the game a little more challenging for older kids involved, they can participate while wearing rain gear or singing a rain-themed song like “Rain on me” to make the experience more entertaining.
Build A Fort On The Patio
You can DIY a weatherproof fort out of cardboard boxes that the whole family can paint and decorate together. While the cardboard boxes are slightly waterproof, they do not give you complete immunity from the rain.
Therefore, check your local rain gauge for an accurate estimation of the rain. You can place the fort on your patio and enjoy the rain without anyone complaining, “There’s rain on me.”
Craft A Rain Photo Album
Put on your rain gear and head out in the rain to create some incredible memories with this fun activity. All you need is a camera and some crafting supplies. You can take family pictures in your rain gear or while splashing each other in the rain.
Remember to check your local
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Any day is perfect for a scavenger hunt, but an indoor rain day scavenger hunt is even more fun. You can use everyday household items to create a list of items for your kids to find.
You can set a timer or divide the house into teams to make the game more challenging and exciting. The first team to find all the items on the list wins!
Blow Bubbles in the Rain
This activity is classic and super easy to do. You need a bottle of bubbles and some rain gear, and you’re all set!
Your kids will love watching the colorful bubbles floating in the rain. You can even try to catch the bubbles in the shower. This activity is perfect for kids of all ages.
With a bit of creativity, wet days can be filled with laughter and learning opportunities for the entire family. These activities will help your kids see that rain can be fun and essential. Rain days are the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family and create lasting memories.
Break out the watercolors and allow your kids to get messy. Rainy day art is the perfect opportunity to let your kids be creative without worrying about making a mess.
You can use nature as inspiration for your rainy day art. Collect leaves, flowers, and twigs on a nature walk and use them to create beautiful paintings.
Watch a Movie
Pop some popcorn and snuggle up with your kids to watch a rainy day movie. There are so many great rainy day movies to choose from, like “The Wizard of Oz,” “Mary Poppins,” and “Singin’ in the Rain.”
You can even make it a themed movie day and watch movies with a rain or water theme. “The Little Mermaid,” “Finding Nemo,” and “ Horton Hears a Who!” are all great options.
What’s better than eating delicious treats on a rainy day? Baking them! You and your kids can bake some yummy cookies, cakes, or pies together.
You will enjoy eating the treats, but you’ll also have fun baking them. This is an excellent activity for kids of all ages and can be tailored to any skill level.
Have A Water Balloon Fight
Water balloon fights are the perfect way to stay cool on a hot, steamy day. You need a pack of water balloons and some rain gear, and you’re all set!
This activity is excellent for kids of all ages and can be done in the backyard or outside the house. Just make sure you have a few towels handy to clean up the mess afterward.
Kids love playing with water, and water balloons are the perfect solution.
Using those rainy wet days as a fun time for activities teaches the kids how vital rain is to our environment. A simple
Please, as a reminder, do not go outside and play if there is lightning; a good saying is, “When thunder roars, go indoors.”
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