Are you looking for rainy day activities? You know, a way to keep your kids from getting too bored in the house? Let’s face it, when the weather keeps you inside throughout winter and the early part of spring, it’s easy for anyone to get bored, let alone little kids with tons of energy! No worries though, because I have put together a great list of rainy day activities that will keep your kiddos busy and active!
Here are some of my favorite rainy day activities for kids:
All Natural Homemade Gluten-Free PlayDoh
No need to buy overpriced, chemical filled dough at the store, when you can make this All Natural Homemade Gluten-Free PlayDoh right at home with the kids! Plus, this is a great one to use in case of allergies! Check out this DIY recipe at StrengthandSunshine.
Slime is all the rage with kids these days. Have you ever made it at home? This Borax Slime recipe is quite easy to do and it will provide hours and hours of fun for all of the kids (and maybe even you). Eatingrichly shows us how to make this.
Keep the kids busy and active with this fun Indoor Hopscotch game! With just a couple of inexpensive items (that you may already have lying around) you can keep the kids busy for hours. Go check out Aturtleslifeforme to get the instructions on how to make this fun Hopscotch pad.
Kinetic Sand is one of those things that most kids seem to love and parents like it because it is relatively mess free! I don’t know about you, but that is a plus in my book! Rainy day activities become far less fun for mom when there is a huge mess left to clean up. Check out 5minutesformom to check this one out.
Where Do I Live
This is a fun activity that is actually really useful for the kids to learn! This fun Where Do I Live project will help your child learn their address, their city/state and more! This is a great Geography lesson and a safety lesson as well. Head on over to Rockitmama to see how to make it!
DIY Paper Flowers
If you are looking for a rainy day activity with a spring focus, these DIY Paper Flowers are just what you need! They also make great gifts for kids to give for Mother’s Day too! The Flying Couponer will lead you through the directions on these cute flowers.
Edible Finger Paint
Crafts can be tricky with younger kids because of the chemicals or harmful ingredients that they have in them, but this edible finger paint is perfectly safe! With just a couple of super simple ingredients, your kids could be painting away with this edible finger paint. If this isn’t the most fun rainy day activity, I just don’t know what is. Check out TheSavvySparrow for directions on this fun activity.
DIY Straw Rockets
These DIY Straw Rockets look like they would be so much fun and they are a really good STEM activity! You can make science a blast for kids with just a couple of items from your local craft store. If you want to make these, check out ArtsyFartsyMama for the directions.
Bag Ice Cream
This is a great one, because not only does it make a great rainy day activity, but it is also a great dessert! You and the kids will love this one! EatingRichly shows us just how to make this tasty treat.
Do you remember making friendship bracelets when you were young? Now you can easily teach your kids how to do it too! In case you need a little refresher course yourself, head on over to Simplifycreateinspire for a reminder.
Have you ever done any of these activities I have listed here? What do you think of them? Do you have a favorite rainy day activity that you would add to this list?
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