Rain Rain Go Away….10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids
April showers that bring May’s flowers can make for some long days inside. If you’re not up for a few splashes in the puddles, try some of these rainy day activities guaranteed to make those rainy spring days just as fun! These ten rainy day activities for kids are being posted thanks to our friends at Lorena Canals Washable Rugs; who just so happen to make the most stylish, easy to care for and sophisticated rugs for all of those spaces where kids go. They’re so great that they’ve been in VOGUE. Just saying…
So, when the forecast calls for rain three days in a row this summer, don’t get all bummed and queue up the TV. Have some fun with your kids doing one or more of these totally fun activities instead. You’ll all remember it more than plopping your tush on the couch, and you’ll be glad that you spent the time doing something new.
10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids:
Bring camping home
Schedule an indoor “camp out” with sleeping bags, a tent, board games and s’mores. Camping inside is a fun and simple way to unplug and reconnect with your family and have a great time, plus, you’ll have indoor plumbing!
Help kids get a good stretch by striking some yoga poses. It promotes body awareness, balance, posture, and concentration. Yoga is a great rainy day activity because you don’t need anything other than a bit of space.
Get all dressed up and host your own un-birthday party (be sure to invite the dolls and stuffed animals). Wear party hats, decorate, and you can even bake a cake! Why not?
Make shaving cream sculptures
Squirt some shaving cream in the sink and just let kids have fun. Add food coloring if you like. You might want to put them in an old shirt as this activity will get messy!
Bubble Wrap Fun
Kids, and most adults, love anything that involves bubble wrap! Roll out the bubble wrap carpet and let your kids walk the “runway.” Make a hopscotch grid with squares of bubble wrap or tape bubble wrap to the floor in a line and let kids use toy cars down their new road.
All you need is a balloon, two paper plates and two craft sticks. The match can now begin!
Tap into your kids’ dress up trunk or bring out their old Halloween costumes for some photo fun! Put your camera on a tri-pod and have your kids strike a pose doing you own custom photo shoot!
Build a fun Jenga-style tower game with sponge pieces.
All you need is music, and the only guideline is to freeze when the music is paused. Encourage kids to “freeze” in fun poses or with funny faces. Use a variety of musical styles and tempos.
Make an Indoor Sandbox
Get a large container and fill it with shaped pasta, dried beans, or uncooked rice. Spread a washable rug underneath to catch any mess.
Regardless of the activity, little kids playing inside can make a giant mess. Fortunately, thanks to Lorena Canals all natural, healthy, eco-friendly and washable rugs (yes,I said washable!), parents don’t need to worry about their rugs. Let the kids have fun and throw the rug in the washer when playtime is over. And, with the purchase of each rug, they provide schooling for children in northern India. Learn about their Sakula Project here.
The more creative you are at keeping the kids entertained, the more likely you are to beat the rainy-day blues! What do you like to do with your kids on rainy days? What did we miss in our list?