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Fun Rainy Day Activities for Kids – Giveaway Hop Too!

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!

little girl walking in the rain with umbrella

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!

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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.

Borax Slime

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.

pink and white slime

Indoor Hopscotch

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

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.

blue kinetic sand

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.

finger paint

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.

straw with rocket attached

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.

Friendship Bracelet

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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  1. Megan Allen says:

    I would most likely buy diapers because we go through them so quickly! Thank you for the opportunity and good luck everyone!

  2. Cassandra D says:

    I would buy some movies and a book.

  3. Leah Shumack says:

    I would get a couple of my books off my wish list!

  4. Katie Bellamy says:

    If I won, I’d buy a couple of new books!

  5. Audrey Stewart says:

    If I win, I will buy cat supplies for elderly cat rescue.

  6. Salman Rogers says:

    Would buy a book!

  7. Jen Reed says:

    I would buy some dumbbells for exercising from Amazon.

  8. Hessah says:

    I would buy a jacket.

  9. Ken Ohl says:

    I would buy some dog treats for my little one

  10. Breanne says:

    I would buy a lamp.

  11. Jenny S says:

    I’d put it towards a gift for Mother’s Day.

  12. Lauren Becker says:

    I think I’d grab a book from my wish list, and maybe a snack or two.

  13. Daniel M says:

    got lots of movies on my wishlist

  14. JanD says:

    I would buy a purse.

  15. wen budro says:

    I would probably buy a DVD or some health supplements.

  16. Dawn Keenan says:

    If I won, I’d probably buy some paint brushes.

  17. Barrie says:

    I would purchase a pair of rain boots! I’m tired of wet sneakers!

  18. Jason W says:

    I would buy a toy for my niece.

  19. Tara L says:

    I would buy something for my mom for Mother’s Day.

  20. Karen DeVaney says:

    I would buy books for family members.

  21. Jennifer Rote says:

    I would get a new laundry hamper.

  22. MelodyJ says:

    A book and a craft kit.

  23. monique s says:

    I watch some tv shows I have missed

  24. Jeanna Massman says:

    I would buy something special for my grandson!

  25. Linda says:

    I would like to get some new books to read with this.

  26. 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!

  27. Jennifer Merrifield says:

    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.

  28. Janie McGaugh says:

    I’d buy books!

  29. polly says:

    I would buy some books for my grandsons

  30. Jaime Minter says:

    I’d buy some books!

  31. Chris L says:

    I’d get some gardening supplies.

  32. LB says:

    I would use it toward a chair for my son’s desk

  33. Kim Henrichs says:

    I would buy a case of my breakfast muffins!

  34. Elaine Lund says:

    If I were to win, I would spend the money on craft supplies.

  35. Amanda says:

    I’d buy some things on my wish list.

  36. Barbara Montag says:

    I think I would buy an easy listening CD to help me relax at night.

  37. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I would buy some flowers pots for my garden

  38. I would buy myself some sweet DVDs.

  39. Nancy says:

    If I won, I’d like to buy some new cozy mysteries in paperback!

  40. Laura DeLaRosa says:

    I’d check out the books.

  41. Lisa Romine says:

    I would buy the next couple books in the series that I’m reading.

  42. Erika P. says:

    I would stock up on seeds for my vegetable garden

  43. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would buy multi-vitamins and a good book to read.

  44. Deb Pelletier says:

    Buy a snack or game for the family.

  45. I will buy books when I win.

  46. Mallory D says:

    I would probably use it towards the diapers & wipes subscriptions I have on Amazon lol

  47. Elle says:

    I would buy groceries.

  48. aaron r says:

    I”m saving for new socks. Can’t ever have enough socks and underwear.

  49. Susan Smith says:

    I would buy printer ink if I won.

  50. Leela says:

    I would put it towards my daughter’s laptop fund.

  51. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would buy a DVD movie.

  52. Sarah L says:

    I’ll get groceries!
    Thanks for the contest.

  53. Debbie P says:

    I would buy a ferro rod and a Luci Solar Light for camping.

  54. Renee Rousseau says:

    If I won I would replenish my Cake and Cookie decorating supplies.

  55. KARLEY MOORE says:

    I want to buy myself some new comfy pajamas. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  56. Jackie says:

    I’d buy a new coffeemaker.
    Thank you!

  57. Darlene Owen says:

    If I won I would buy a birthday gift for my grandson.

  58. Melissa Storms says:

    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,

  59. Terri Schneider says:

    Something for my Australian Cattle Dog!

  60. Linda says:

    I would use it towards a new printer.

  61. Natalie says:

    I would buy a new rug for my entry way if I won!

  62. Patsy says:

    Probably a book!

  63. Laura Rubenstein says:

    Hmm I would buy some new tarot cards

  64. Elena says:

    I would buy books

  65. Elizabeth Craig says:

    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.

  66. Kelly D says:

    I would buy books if I won.

  67. Edye says:

    a new book!

  68. Laura A. says:

    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.

  69. Del says:

    I would buy socks.

  70. bn100 says:

    books

  71. rochelle haynes says:

    I like to do my giveaways

  72. harolde says:

    Some puzzles for the grandkids.. they love them!

  73. Sherry says:

    If I won I would buy some of the books that I’ve been wanting.

  74. Lisa V. says:

    I would buy some gourmet coffee, as a treat!

  75. Clem says:

    Maybe coffee mugs.

  76. heather says:

    I would buy a new pet drinking fountain if I won this one.

  77. chelsea w says:

    I’d probably buy some nice herbal tea and a book!

  78. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I would buy something from my daughter’s wish list.

  79. paige chandler says:

    I would get new pajamas

  80. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I would gert some summer tees.

  81. Cheryl B says:

    I would buy some spring sandals.

  82. Renee S says:

    I like to knit and watch hallmark movies!

  83. shelly peterson says:

    I would buy some books.

  84. Lisa Babs says:

    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.

  85. Celeste A Herrin says:

    I like to grill out with the kids and just have a nice relaxing day.

  86. Tosha H says:

    I love to read on rainy days, I find it comforting & cozy

  87. Betty Curran says:

    It depends on my mood. Most of the time I just like to read but sometimes I get the urge to cook comfort food.

  88. Seyma Bennett says:

    I love to watch movies!

  89. Jenny Ham says:

    I like to cuddle up in front of the TV and watch movies.

  90. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I like to stay in bed and watch tv.

  91. Ann S says:

    Read!

  92. Buddy Garrett says:

    I like to sleep.

  93. Lisa F. says:

    On a rainy day, I like to veg out and watch TV, usually under a blanket because rain usually causes me to be chilly.

  94. Breanne says:

    I like to read.

  95. AEKZ2 says:

    I like to watch movies on a rainy day

  96. DanV says:

    We like to play board games

  97. Sandra Preti says:

    read and relax

  98. Philip Lawrence says:

    I stay inside and play my dulcimer on a rainy day.

  99. JERYL M. says:

    I like to go to a show or movie.

  100. Julieh says:

    I like to cuddle up with a good book.

  101. Vikki Billings says:

    I like to cuddle up in my blanket and watch movies on a rainy day.

  102. stella methvin says:

    I like to get out my canvas’ and paints and turn on some tunes and lose myself in art.

  103. Michelle H. says:

    I love to listen to the rain. And I love to sit and read where I can hear it.

  104. Amy Deeter says:

    i love to lay on the couch and watch movies

  105. Gaye McGill says:

    Rainy days are perfect for bundling up on the couch with a cup of hot tea and a good book.

  106. Jillian Too says:

    I love to read on rainy days.

  107. Cassandra D says:

    I like to read books,listen to audiobooks,binge watch movies and television shows and complete crossword puzzles.

  108. Terry Cross says:

    I like to stay in and read

  109. Audrey Stewart says:

    I curl up on my sofa with my cats and a good book.

  110. Carolyn D says:

    I like to stay in and watch movies when it is raining.

  111. christina Moore says:

    I love reading a book on raining days

  112. Antoinette M says:

    I like to bake.

  113. kerry paul says:

    i like to use rainy days as an opportunity to stay home and get chores done.

  114. Shayna Brookman says:

    I like to stay inside and watch movies and play games w/my kids 🙂

  115. Michele Pineda says:

    Sometimes sleep, sometimes read a book. If with the family, we like to watch movies.

  116. Daniella Bonagura says:

    I like to cuddle my daughter and watch movies.

  117. Michelle Catallo says:

    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.

  118. Amanda Whitley says:

    i like to stay in and craft or read on a rainy day

  119. Sara Tarver says:

    I like to stay in, watch Netflix, and relax.

  120. kathy pease says:

    I like to watch videos on youtube

  121. Susan Climan says:

    Watch a movie on the couch.

  122. clynsg says:

    I read as often as I can on rainy days.

  123. Lydia Goodman says:

    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!

  124. Helen says:

    I like to stay inside and listen to the rain, while I stay all comfy reading a book.

  125. Jeanette Sheets says:

    cook

  126. LeAnn Harbert says:

    I like to read books with my granddaughters and build forts with them.

  127. I like to stay warm and dry in the house with my sweet hubby! Thanks and God bless!

  128. Tara Woods says:

    I stay in and binge on Netflix.

  129. Daniel M says:

    stay in watch a movie

  130. Betsy Barnes says:

    On rainy days, I love watching movies.

  131. Kathy Cozzarelli says:

    I like to stay in bed and read on rainy days.

  132. Jeanna Massman says:

    I like to read and watch TV on a rainy day.

  133. Laurajj says:

    On rainy days, we love to play board games!

  134. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    On a rainy day, I like snuggling up and watching movies.

  135. Julie Bickham says:

    I like to catch up on my shows on a rainy day.

  136. Michelle C says:

    I like to sip coffee and read on a rainy day!

  137. kathy Persons says:

    You will find me at my sewing machine

  138. Tina W says:

    I love curling up with a cup of tea and reading on a rainy day (naps optional but encouraged)

  139. Sarah L says:

    Curl up in my comfy chair with a good book, a cup of tea and a cat on my lap.
    Thanks for the contest.

  140. Lisa says:

    I like to catch up on TV shows.

  141. Lynne says:

    I love to read, with a cup of coffee by my side!

  142. Francine Long says:

    I like to catch up on correspondence with friends and family on rainy indoor days.

  143. sandra says:

    i like to park myself in front of the tv

  144. Lisa Canada says:

    Rainy days are spent at home playing games and/or watching movies.

  145. Del says:

    I like to watch TV.

  146. Heather Kaufman says:

    I like to play games with my kids.

  147. Sara says:

    Watching a movie with hot cocoa.

  148. Clem says:

    I read a book.

  149. June S. says:

    On a cold day I like to have a couple of hot cups of good coffee and watch a good movie too.

  150. denyse says:

    Food shop- why waste a nice day?

  151. Diana says:

    We like to stay in and watch movies, color, and play with legos!

  152. Melissa Storms says:

    I like to read on a rainy day all cozied up on the couch, doesn’t haooen often but love when it does.

  153. Jennifer Sparks says:

    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.

  154. Karley Moore says:

    I like to curl up with my dog and watch movies.

  155. Linda G says:

    I like to stay inside and cook or put a puzzle together on a rainy day

  156. Barbara Long says:

    I like to read or watch a movie on a rainy day.

  157. Robin Abrams says:

    On rainy days I like to sit and read a good book

  158. Zoey says:

    I like to read and bake on rainy days.

  159. Paula D says:

    I like to walk in the rain.

  160. Jon Heil says:

    Rock it up to music

  161. David Hollingsworth says:

    I like to watch movies, read, or listen to classical and jazz music.

  162. Kelly Hanley says:

    usually read or watch a movie!

  163. Rainy days are so good for taking a nap!

  164. Gina Ferrell says:

    I like to watch movies, read or play board games on a rainy day.

  165. Cynthia C says:

    I like catching up on my Netflix watching on rainy days.

  166. Kelly Gray says:

    Rainy days are great for boardgames.

  167. Cindy Merrill says:

    I like to bake desserts when I have the chance to on rainy days.

  168. Barbara Montag says:

    On a rainy day I enjoy listening to audio books.
    thank you

  169. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I like to read on a rainy day-or a sunny day!

  170. jason jennings, Sr. says:

    look out the window

  171. John Smith says:

    “What do you like to do on a rainy day?” Read a good book and eat bon bons!

  172. Abigail Gibson says:

    I’d enjoy streaming movies and snuggling with the dog.

  173. Ginger says:

    Rainy days are good for sitting and reading a good book.

  174. Tracie Cooper says:

    We love to have a dance party in the rain! So much fun!

  175. Dianna says:

    I love to take a nap when it rains.

  176. Leonie says:

    I would read, it feels so much more cozy when it’s raining. Of course pancake would be great!

  177. Cathy Truman says:

    I like to read or bake cookies or cakes.

  178. Annamarie V says:

    We had a rainy day today and I watched Netflix.

  179. Susan Christy says:

    I like to read or take a nap. Or both!

  180. Ann Fantom says:

    I like to read a book on a rainy day

  181. Jan Lee says:

    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

  182. Tonya Dreese Flores says:

    My kiddos love to play in the mud.

  183. polly says:

    I love sitting at the computer and looking for new recipes, giveaways etc.

  184. Diane says:

    Curl up on the couch and watch movies

  185. Ken Ohl says:

    love to watch movies with my wife

  186. Shelly Dixon says:

    I like to read or watch a good period drama

  187. Donna Hufman Warrington says:

    Read….I was just given a nook and I love it…already have over 80 books downloaded…

  188. Dee Parker says:

    I like to go in the kitchen and cook/bake on rainy days.

  189. Edye says:

    Read a book 😀

  190. Terra Heck says:

    On a rainy day we like to stay inside and play games like Uno, Sorry and Yahtzee. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  191. Casey Garvey says:

    I like to read on rainy days!

  192. kayley says:

    I would like to sit inside and read (although usually I have to go out anyway.)

  193. Ashley Chassereau Parks says:

    I like to stay in and catch up on cleaning & bake a little.

  194. Rajee Pandi says:

    I read books

  195. Rosie says:

    I like baking and sewing!

  196. Debbie P says:

    I like to watch it rain or hopefully storm. Storms are a big show put on by Mother Nature!

  197. Rachael J says:

    I like to watch tv on a rainy day.

  198. Jeanna says:

    I like to snuggle on the couch with a good book!

  199. Vicki Wurgler says:

    stay inside and read books with a cup of hot tea

  200. Febie says:

    Stay inside the house and drink hot chocolate.

  201. Paula Ball says:

    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.

  202. Alexandra Y says:

    I like to take naps on rainy days.

  203. Marisela Zuniga says:

    I like to read or watch some movies

  204. Stephanie Shipley says:

    On a rainy day, I like to open the blinds and watch and listen to the rain. It’s very soothing.

  205. Tiffany S says:

    On a rainy day I like to read a good book.

  206. Birdie Skolfield says:

    we like to do puzzles on rainy days were in So Cal sooooo we don’t do many puzzles

  207. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I usually watch a movie or bake.

  208. Nancy says:

    I like to snuggle up in bed & read. But that’s just about every day. 🙂

  209. Lyndsey Rullman says:

    Curl up under the covers and read a good book!

  210. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Snuggle up and watch movies!

  211. Vickie says:

    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.

  212. Mary West says:

    We like to play games or watch movies!

  213. chelsea w says:

    I love to just stay inside under a cozy blanket, sit in my corner chair, drink some hot tea, and read!

  214. Sherry Blamer says:

    My kids and i just play with toys or watch netflix.

  215. Michele Behlen says:

    I like to spend time on the computer.

  216. Debra Guillen says:

    I like to read on rainy days.

  217. julei says:

    snuggle!!!

  218. sheila ressel says:

    I like to watch movies on a rainy day.

  219. stephanie jones says:

    i like to watch movies on a rainy day

  220. Janet W. says:

    On a rainy day, I like to try and complete a puzzle!

  221. Lissa Crane says:

    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!

  222. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I love to stay in when it rains and watch old movies.

  223. brigette says:

    play board games

  224. bn100 says:

    read

  225. Shelly Peterson says:

    I like to stay inside and watch movies.

  226. Susan Smith says:

    I like to stay inside and watch movies.

  227. Barrie says:

    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.

  228. monique s says:

    I grab a cuppa tea and read a book

  229. Michelle J. says:

    I like to read good books!

  230. Jessica To says:

    I love to read and eat on rainy days!

  231. Natalie says:

    I love to bake and do crafts on rainy days with my family.

  232. heather says:

    I am usually on the Internet on a rainy day or I like to watch a movie.

  233. Darlene Owen says:

    On a rainy day I like to curl up with a good book.

  234. aaron reck says:

    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.

  235. Kim Avery says:

    I love to bake on rainy days.

  236. Melissa says:

    i like the play board games or watch movies.

  237. Ellie Wright says:

    I like to curl up with a book on a rainy day.

  238. Lisa Williams says:

    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.

  239. Kristen says:

    I like to watch the rain out my window.

  240. Lisa says:

    I like to stay inside and get cozy.

  241. Kelly D says:

    I like to read a book on a rainy day.

  242. Maureen says:

    I knit or I go to a yoga class.

  243. paige chandler says:

    I like to watch a scary movie when it rains

  244. Lynne B says:

    I like to bake cookies on rainy days!

  245. Super D Duper says:

    I like to make a stew, soup or chili in the crockpot and watch a good movie or read a book.

  246. Calvin says:

    I usually like to run in the rain.. or go to the gym

  247. HS says:

    I like to watch movies at home on rainy days.

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