Oh no it’s raining! No one wants to go out and you are stuck for ideas on what to do at home…
I’m so glad you found this post.
It can be frustrating to cancel outdoor plans and feel a bit isolating to be at home when rainy days hit unexpectedly (or even if you expect it). Both kids and parents can start to get snappy with each other after being indoors for hours on end, and – as I always remind myself – reverting to extra screen time doesn’t make moods better in the long run.
Below is a list of 50 easy rainy day activities with a free printable checklist at the bottom. Simply print the list out and complete the activities in any order you wish, checking them off as you go along!
50 Easy and Fun Rainy Day Activities
Splash in puddles – Muck Boots are perfect for messy play outside
Cook a favourite meal
Dress up and take photos
Make a card for someone
Parents tell stories from childhood
Write your own Bucket List
Draw your own maze
Do yoga using videos online
Read stories together
Have an indoor picnic
Invite friends over to play
Plan an act of kindness for your family to do together
Make up a hand clap
Learn 5 new countries from a map
Memorise a poem
Collect items to donate to those in need
Play hang man
Make a fort
Clean and organise your room
Print out some colouring pages from online to use together
Create a Vision Board
Draw a family portrait
Write a story
Give each other a massage
Make your own play dough
Make something with recyclables
Tell jokes and memorise a new one
Take a bubble bath
Do some origami
Write a letter to someone
Learn a dance from an online video
Paint a picture
Learn to count to 10 in a different language
Print out crosswords to do
Learn to cook a new recipe
Create a relay race
Learn some string games like Cat’s Cradle
Cut out snowflakes
Listen to an audiobook
Create a treasure hunt
Make your own puzzle out of a picture or magazine photo
Look at baby photos
Watch a favourite movie
Click here to open the PDF to print out the page below.
I hope the list gives you some inspiration for some rainy day fun, to connect and make the most of the time with your kids.
And remember, once the rain clears up a bit, don’t be afraid to go outside and enjoy some wet play too! This can be tons of fun for kids and adults. Make some mud pies, play ball, and do some gardening.
Thanks to Muck Boots for sending our family some boots to wear outside, which are great especially after rainy weather. They are perfect for outdoor activities when you need a little extra protection on your feet. Available in so many styles and colours, there is a perfect pair for every family member. Check out the selection on the Muck Boots website.
I received boots to review for this post. All opinions are my own. To read more about reviews on my website, visit this page.