Rainy days around my house can be pretty hectic. My two kids cooped up in the house together on a rainy? Yeah…that’s never good!
We’ve had lots of those here lately, though. Fortunately, we’re pretty creative when it comes to finding things to do on a rainy day.
If you’ve got some little ones stuck inside on a rainy day, give these rainy day activities a shot!
Make a Rag Rug
If you have a lot of fabric scraps or old clothes around the house, try your hands at a rag rug. Rip or cut the fabric into strips a few inches wide. sew or tie strips together end to end and braid, crochet, or weave them together. You can create a round rug by coiling a braid together, or you can create a rectangle rug by sewing long braided strips together.
Pull out the cookbooks and start creating a culinary masterpiece! Make a decadent desert, a scrumptious dinner, or just good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies.
Make a Storybook Slideshow
Pick out your favorite storybook and act it out – in pictures. The kids can dress up and act out the scenes from the storybook while you take pictures with a digital camera. When the story is done, put together all of the pictures in order and create a slideshow. You can also record the kids reading the storybook out loud and incorporate it into your slideshow.
Build Racecar Ramps
Create a racecar ramp from a large book or other long flat item. Take turns letting small toy cars roll down the ramps. You can also have racecar ramp races or play criss-cross racecar.
Drawing is always a great rainy day activity, but drawing caricatures can take this activity to a whole new level. Try drawing pictures of each other, but with exaggerated features that are characteristic of caricatures. The results will be a hoot!
Open a Movie Theater
Most parents aren’t too keen on plopping the kids in front of the TV, but sometimes a rainy day is just the perfect movie day. Make the experience more unique by creating your own movie theater in your home. Set up some comfy chairs, pop some popcorn, turn off the lights, and draw the curtains. You can even make pretend movie tickets that the kids can buy with play money. Don’t forget an intermission for potty breaks!
Play in the Rain
Well, if you can’t beat it, join it! If it isn’t too cold on a rainy day and there is no thunder and lightning, don some old clothes and rain boots and head out to play in the rain. It would be a good idea to have some towels and dry clothes ready for after your rainy day play!