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!
Why not have a Rainy Day Giveaway too!
I’m giving away a $30 Amazon Gift card so you can buy something for a rainy day, or sunny, or whatever. LOL! At the end of the post, there is a giveaway hop including tons of other great blogs featuring giveaways so you have dozens of chances to win. Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway
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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I would most likely buy diapers because we go through them so quickly! Thank you for the opportunity and good luck everyone!
I would buy some movies and a book.
I would get a couple of my books off my wish list!
If I won, I’d buy a couple of new books!
If I win, I will buy cat supplies for elderly cat rescue.
Would buy a book!
I would buy some dumbbells for exercising from Amazon.
I would buy a jacket.
I would buy some dog treats for my little one
I would buy a lamp.
I’d put it towards a gift for Mother’s Day.
I think I’d grab a book from my wish list, and maybe a snack or two.
got lots of movies on my wishlist
I would buy a purse.
I would probably buy a DVD or some health supplements.
If I won, I’d probably buy some paint brushes.
I would purchase a pair of rain boots! I’m tired of wet sneakers!
I would buy a toy for my niece.
I would buy something for my mom for Mother’s Day.
I would buy books for family members.
I would get a new laundry hamper.
A book and a craft kit.
I watch some tv shows I have missed
I would buy something special for my grandson!
I would like to get some new books to read with this.
I’m never sure what I’d buy until the time comes…probably some books for me and my sweet hubby. Thanks and God Bless!
Reading and napping. Reading and napping. Lovely ways to spend a rainy day. If I was lucky enough to win the gift card, I would give it to one of my students. Her mom is a single mother of three. I help this lovely young lady come up with gifts to give her mother at Christmas and her birthday. We are now planning for a Mother’s Day gift.
I’d buy books!
I would buy some books for my grandsons
I’d buy some books!
I’d get some gardening supplies.
I would use it toward a chair for my son’s desk
I would buy a case of my breakfast muffins!
If I were to win, I would spend the money on craft supplies.
I’d buy some things on my wish list.
I think I would buy an easy listening CD to help me relax at night.
I would buy some flowers pots for my garden
I would buy myself some sweet DVDs.
If I won, I’d like to buy some new cozy mysteries in paperback!
I’d check out the books.
I would buy the next couple books in the series that I’m reading.
I would stock up on seeds for my vegetable garden
I would buy multi-vitamins and a good book to read.
Buy a snack or game for the family.
I will buy books when I win.
I would probably use it towards the diapers & wipes subscriptions I have on Amazon lol
I would buy groceries.
I”m saving for new socks. Can’t ever have enough socks and underwear.
I would buy printer ink if I won.
I would put it towards my daughter’s laptop fund.
I would buy a DVD movie.
I’ll get groceries!
Thanks for the contest.
I would buy a ferro rod and a Luci Solar Light for camping.
If I won I would replenish my Cake and Cookie decorating supplies.
I want to buy myself some new comfy pajamas. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
I’d buy a new coffeemaker.
If I won I would buy a birthday gift for my grandson.
I just bough 6 solar lids a hanging handles for mason jars. The lids have a set i=of fairy lights attached. Gorgeous and I am going to order another set,
Something for my Australian Cattle Dog!
I would use it towards a new printer.
I would buy a new rug for my entry way if I won!
Probably a book!
Hmm I would buy some new tarot cards
I would buy books
I like to get some cleaning done on rainy days, if I won I’d save up to buy a nice blender, I don’t have one currently.
I would buy books if I won.
a new book!
If I were to win, I would put the gift card toward shelving for our storage room. We’re working hard to find a place for everything in our home and want to get decluttered. On rainy days, I usually like to read, get caught up on cooking freezer meals, and work on my computer.
I would buy socks.
I like to do my giveaways
Some puzzles for the grandkids.. they love them!
If I won I would buy some of the books that I’ve been wanting.
I would buy some gourmet coffee, as a treat!
Maybe coffee mugs.
I would buy a new pet drinking fountain if I won this one.
I’d probably buy some nice herbal tea and a book!
I would buy something from my daughter’s wish list.
I would get new pajamas
I would gert some summer tees.
I would buy some spring sandals.
I like to knit and watch hallmark movies!
I would buy some books.
I’ve been eyeing a movie that would be great to watch on a rainy day. That is what I would buy if I won. Specifically, The Croods: 2-Movie Collection – DVD, because we loved the first movie and haven’t had a chance to see the second one yet.
I like to grill out with the kids and just have a nice relaxing day.
I love to read on rainy days, I find it comforting & cozy
It depends on my mood. Most of the time I just like to read but sometimes I get the urge to cook comfort food.
I love to watch movies!
I like to cuddle up in front of the TV and watch movies.
I like to stay in bed and watch tv.
I like to sleep.
On a rainy day, I like to veg out and watch TV, usually under a blanket because rain usually causes me to be chilly.
I like to read.
I like to watch movies on a rainy day
We like to play board games
read and relax
I stay inside and play my dulcimer on a rainy day.
I like to go to a show or movie.
I like to cuddle up with a good book.
I like to cuddle up in my blanket and watch movies on a rainy day.
I like to get out my canvas’ and paints and turn on some tunes and lose myself in art.
I love to listen to the rain. And I love to sit and read where I can hear it.
i love to lay on the couch and watch movies
Rainy days are perfect for bundling up on the couch with a cup of hot tea and a good book.
I love to read on rainy days.
I like to read books,listen to audiobooks,binge watch movies and television shows and complete crossword puzzles.
I like to stay in and read
I curl up on my sofa with my cats and a good book.
I like to stay in and watch movies when it is raining.
I love reading a book on raining days
I like to bake.
i like to use rainy days as an opportunity to stay home and get chores done.
I like to stay inside and watch movies and play games w/my kids 🙂
Sometimes sleep, sometimes read a book. If with the family, we like to watch movies.
I like to cuddle my daughter and watch movies.
Depends on the rain actually:
Warm rains = my kids and I running up and down the street splashing in shirts, shorts, and bare feet.
Cold rains = movies, crock-pot, and lots of snuggles.
i like to stay in and craft or read on a rainy day
I like to stay in, watch Netflix, and relax.
I like to watch videos on youtube
Watch a movie on the couch.
I read as often as I can on rainy days.
I would buy a dog bed.
I like to curl up with my dog and watch a movie or read a good book, and either way it usually turns into a nap!
I like to stay inside and listen to the rain, while I stay all comfy reading a book.
I like to read books with my granddaughters and build forts with them.
I like to stay warm and dry in the house with my sweet hubby! Thanks and God bless!
I stay in and binge on Netflix.
stay in watch a movie
On rainy days, I love watching movies.
I like to stay in bed and read on rainy days.
I like to read and watch TV on a rainy day.
On rainy days, we love to play board games!
On a rainy day, I like snuggling up and watching movies.
I like to catch up on my shows on a rainy day.
I like to sip coffee and read on a rainy day!
You will find me at my sewing machine
I love curling up with a cup of tea and reading on a rainy day (naps optional but encouraged)
Curl up in my comfy chair with a good book, a cup of tea and a cat on my lap.
Thanks for the contest.
I like to catch up on TV shows.
I love to read, with a cup of coffee by my side!
I like to catch up on correspondence with friends and family on rainy indoor days.
i like to park myself in front of the tv
Rainy days are spent at home playing games and/or watching movies.
I like to watch TV.
I like to play games with my kids.
Watching a movie with hot cocoa.
I read a book.
On a cold day I like to have a couple of hot cups of good coffee and watch a good movie too.
Food shop- why waste a nice day?
We like to stay in and watch movies, color, and play with legos!
I like to read on a rainy day all cozied up on the couch, doesn’t haooen often but love when it does.
Sleep. Rain is so soothing to me. I could be bouncing off the walls with caffeine, but if it starts raining, I’m ready for a nap. I usually cuddle up with a good book and a cup of tea first.
I like to curl up with my dog and watch movies.
I like to stay inside and cook or put a puzzle together on a rainy day
I like to read or watch a movie on a rainy day.
On rainy days I like to sit and read a good book
I like to read and bake on rainy days.
I like to walk in the rain.
Rock it up to music
I like to watch movies, read, or listen to classical and jazz music.
usually read or watch a movie!
Rainy days are so good for taking a nap!
I like to watch movies, read or play board games on a rainy day.
I like catching up on my Netflix watching on rainy days.
Rainy days are great for boardgames.
I like to bake desserts when I have the chance to on rainy days.
On a rainy day I enjoy listening to audio books.
I like to read on a rainy day-or a sunny day!
look out the window
“What do you like to do on a rainy day?” Read a good book and eat bon bons!
I’d enjoy streaming movies and snuggling with the dog.
Rainy days are good for sitting and reading a good book.
We love to have a dance party in the rain! So much fun!
I love to take a nap when it rains.
I would read, it feels so much more cozy when it’s raining. Of course pancake would be great!
I like to read or bake cookies or cakes.
We had a rainy day today and I watched Netflix.
I like to read or take a nap. Or both!
I like to read a book on a rainy day
On rainy days I read or watch movies on television. Sometimes I’ll do puzzles or computer games. I try to do things that won’t stress me out during free time, which rainy days are considered free time to me, lol
My kiddos love to play in the mud.
I love sitting at the computer and looking for new recipes, giveaways etc.
Curl up on the couch and watch movies
love to watch movies with my wife
I like to read or watch a good period drama
Read….I was just given a nook and I love it…already have over 80 books downloaded…
I like to go in the kitchen and cook/bake on rainy days.
Read a book 😀
On a rainy day we like to stay inside and play games like Uno, Sorry and Yahtzee. Thanks.
I like to read on rainy days!
I would like to sit inside and read (although usually I have to go out anyway.)
I like to stay in and catch up on cleaning & bake a little.
I read books
I like baking and sewing!
I like to watch it rain or hopefully storm. Storms are a big show put on by Mother Nature!
I like to watch tv on a rainy day.
I like to snuggle on the couch with a good book!
stay inside and read books with a cup of hot tea
Stay inside the house and drink hot chocolate.
I always have 1 or more projects going on inside, I make homemade paper & books, but if I’m feeling lazy I like to read & play on my phone.
I like to take naps on rainy days.
I like to read or watch some movies
On a rainy day, I like to open the blinds and watch and listen to the rain. It’s very soothing.
On a rainy day I like to read a good book.
we like to do puzzles on rainy days were in So Cal sooooo we don’t do many puzzles
I usually watch a movie or bake.
I like to snuggle up in bed & read. But that’s just about every day. 🙂
Curl up under the covers and read a good book!
Snuggle up and watch movies!
Fun question. And, my answer might be different and help some too.
When it rains, I take advantage of free water and wash off our decks.
Conservation, environment and ecology are very important to me.
We like to play games or watch movies!
I love to just stay inside under a cozy blanket, sit in my corner chair, drink some hot tea, and read!
My kids and i just play with toys or watch netflix.
I like to spend time on the computer.
I like to read on rainy days.
I like to watch movies on a rainy day.
i like to watch movies on a rainy day
On a rainy day, I like to try and complete a puzzle!
I like to rent a few family movies, pop some popcorn and curl up on the couch with my kiddos! Sounds simple, but unless it rains, we just don’t take the time to have a day to lay around and relax!
I like to read.
I love to stay in when it rains and watch old movies.
play board games
I like to stay inside and watch movies.
I like to stay inside and watch movies.
Rainy days are great days to snuggle on the couch with the dog and read. If my hubby’s home, we’ll snuggle on the couch and binge watch our favorite TV shows.
I grab a cuppa tea and read a book
I like to read good books!
I love to read and eat on rainy days!
I love to bake and do crafts on rainy days with my family.
I am usually on the Internet on a rainy day or I like to watch a movie.
On a rainy day I like to curl up with a good book.
Read around on the blogs and work outside in my house. I like to go to the park. I have a little rain jacket I can wear alright and nothing little rain gonna stop.
I love to bake on rainy days.
i like the play board games or watch movies.
Snuggle with a book.
I like to curl up with a book on a rainy day.
On a rainy day I love to watch one of my favorite movies while drinking a cup of tea with one of my comfy throw blankets and holding my cat in my lap.
I like to watch the rain out my window.
I like to stay inside and get cozy.
I like to read a book on a rainy day.
I knit or I go to a yoga class.
I like to watch a scary movie when it rains
I like to bake cookies on rainy days!
I like to make a stew, soup or chili in the crockpot and watch a good movie or read a book.
I usually like to run in the rain.. or go to the gym
I like to watch movies at home on rainy days.