The Best Rainy Day Kids Activities
A rainy day doesn’t have to mean your kid is going to be stuck inside and bored all day. While it’s so easy for us, as parents, to turn on TV – there are so many easy and fun rainy day kids activities! Most of these indoor kids activities don’t require running to the store. You just need a few household items and to stock your craft box.
Indoor Rainy Day Kids Activities
These are ideas from some of my favorite bloggers! We’ve all endured days, with bad weather, where we’ve got to keep the kids entertained. Just click the link for the full instructions on each activity.
I’m in love with this idea of an indoor Skee Ball game! It’s such a fun classic and you can easily use boxes or laundry baskets. Super creative and you can use it over and over again.
This one is great for hand and eye coordination! I love that there are two steps – decorating the rings and playing with it. So let them participate in the decorating and then play.
This looks like a fun game that’s perfect for grade school kids! Who knew that blowing air through a straw could be so much fun? They’ll love this one.
This fun craft can be customized any way you want! You can pick up the supplies from the dollar store. They’re fun to hang with fishing line for a fun flying butterfly look.
What’s more impressive than a chain reaction? If you’ve got popsicle sticks, you’ve got a fun physics science experiment too! Teach them all about cause and effect.
Did you know that you can create a giant air bubble like this? It’s so simple, yet something I’d never think of! Kids love having a fort and this is a great idea with little effort.
Cheerios Construction Site Game – by Savvy Mama Lifestyle
This is an easy one, so heres everything you need to know: Pour some Cheerios into a roasting or baking pan and let the kids play in their own construction site! Ta-da, my son loves playing this one. It’s a must-do for toddlers.
If you have a printer, you can use these clues to make your own indoor scavenger hunt. Of course, this one is a better activity for older kids who can read.
My son loves playing with his matchbox cars, so this would be a great activity to kick up his car playing. Since they’re about $.50 each, I don’t mind running them through a little paint and washing them off later.
Harry Potter Potions – by Imagination Soup
If you have a Harry Potter fan, these are some great indoor experiments for muggles. I love that you can re-label the ingredients for a true HP fan effect.
Playdough is always fun, but scents and tastes make it even better. If you have toddlers that are always putting things into their mouth, this is how you make a safe play dough.
If you have some small animal toys, here’s one of my favorite rainy day kids activities. This one also requires jello, but it’s fun for the kids to go on rescue missions for their toys.
I love that this one costs hardly anything and doesn’t make a mess. There’s hardly any prep time and the kids can keep playing over and over.
I didn’t know until my oldest son was in pre-k how important their fine motor skills need to be for writing. Squeezing a kid oversized tweezer like this is perfect practice. You can pick one up at any teacher’s resource store.
This is another super cheap one! Save some balloons next time you throw a party, you never know when they’ll come in handy for some kids activities.
Kids love putting their hands through rice and playing with it. It’s always a great sensory activity that they can play with. Turning it into colors makes it even more fun!
Little Frozen fans will love this craft! It’s a traditional slime recipe with a little bit of Olaf thrown in. You can substitute Olaf for another character, if desired.
Playing with shaving cream is classic. I remember doing it when I was in elementary school and kids still love it. A can of shaving cream is super cheap and never goes bad – stock up!
Apparently, coloring on sand paper is great activity for toddlers who are learning dexterity. It helps them control the crayon and you can transfer it onto cotton with a hot iron. So they can keep their design!
If they’re learning about colors, this is a great game! Just yell out the color and they aim to toss the bean bag on the right color – easy peasy.
If you’ve got any leftover bubble wrap from packaging, save it for a rainy day! Quite simply, it’s fun for the kids by itself – but it’s also great for art projects!