Creative Child

42 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

by Rebecca Eanes

Indoor Rainy Day Activities

9. Dance Par-tay!

Put on loud music and have a dance party in the living room.

10. Community Service

Round up toys and clothes to donate.

11. Letter Writing

Write letters to family, friends, and pen pals, and actually mail them out!

12. Read aloud from a great book.

Here are the top picks from Read Aloud America!


13. Craft Time

Make a tissue paper craft.

14. Kid's Kitchen

Cook something together.

15. Learn how to sew, knit, or crochet.

16. Exercise

Hold a PE class in your living room. Jumping jacks, push-ups, squats, frog jumps!

17. Make one of these handprint crafts.

18. Create a treasure box!

Make one out of a cardboard box, tissue paper, and markers. Decorate and fill with your child’s most beloved keepsakes.

19. Play a board game.

20. Dress Up Time

Dress up in wild outfits and take silly pictures.

21. Act out a favorite children’s book.

22. Make a fort!

One easy idea is throwing a sheet over 4 chairs sitting in a circle, get flashlights, and get inside to tell stories!

While you’re waiting for the sun to come out, create an indoor rainbow. Here are several ways to make one from

Make a thumbprint tree craft like this one from Fun Family Crafts.

More ideas continued on the next page...

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