Whether you are stuck inside because of bad weather, the cold, feeling under the weather, or something else – these indoor activities will make it the best day every! We have over 60 indoor activities for families to do together! Try these indoor activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, and elementary age kids in grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 too. These fun rainy day activities will make the day go quickly while creating some fun memories too!
If rain has got you stuck inside with your kids these 60 indoor family activities for a rainy day will keep everyone happy! There will be no more “I’m bored” when an outside day turns into an inside day with these fun rainy day activities for kids. Everyone will love these indoor activities for families and a rainy day will turn into the best day ever!
Indoor Activities for Families
Get the whole family together and try one of these fun rainy day activities for families. Kids and adults will love spending time together, making memories, and trying some of these indoor family activities.
- Have a board game tournament.
Try one of these classic family board game suggestions from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Spend the day reading.
Try some of these great book ideas, or these funny picture book ideas from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Bake some cookies
Try this s’mores cookie recipe or this sprinklicious cookie recipe from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Have a fort building competition.
Try one of these fort building ideas from Picklebums
- Have a movie marathon.
Include some fun activities to go with your movie like these Aladdin move activities or these Minion Movie activities from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Make an indoor drive in movie.
Everyone will love making their own ‘car’ and watching their favorite movie at this indoor drive in movie theater from Pichea Place.
- Play some cards.
Try one of these fun educational card games from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Create your own personalised pizzas!
Try one of these pizza recipes, and sneak in some learning and fun with these pizza worksheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Make a family band.
Everyone can make one of these homemade instruments and you can put on a concert.
- Put on a puppet show.
Make this DIY puppet theatre from Childhood101, and this owl paper bag puppet and put on a show.
- Have a dance party.
Try one of these fun dance songs for kids from Preschool Inspirations.
- Play Bingo.
Try this printable shape bingo game, or this printable periodic table bingo or this printable school themed bingo.
- Do some coloring.
Everyone in the family will be able to find a coloring page they love with all these printable coloring sheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Try a scavenger hunt.
Who will be the first person to find all the items on this free printable indoor scavenger hunt from 123 Homeschool 4 Me?
- Play charades.
Everyone will love playing charades with these printable super hero charades cards from Darcy and Brian.
Indoor Activities at Home
Even if the kids are stuck inside, they will be kept busy with this great list of fun rainy day activities for kids. From crafty ideas to science experiments and even some active ideas to get out some energy, there is something on this list of indoor activities for everyone.
- Play some indoor soccer.
Get rid of some energy with this indoor soccer set up from I can Teach My Child.
- Make an indoor boomerang.
The kids will love making, and throwing this cool indoor boomerang from What Do We Do All Day.
- Play balloon tennis.
This balloon tennis activity from Little Bins for Little Hands is the perfect active indoor activity
- Make some slime.
Try this rainbow slime recipe, or this edible gummy bear slime recipe, or this baking soda slime recipe.
- Build with Lego.
Make your name using these printable alphabet Lego cards, or make an easy Lego zipline.
- Build with marshmallows.
Test out your engineering skills with this fun marshmallow and toothpick building activity from The Idea Room.
- Build with craft sticks.
Make these DIY Velcro craft sticks and use the free printable book to find lot of fun ways to use them.
- Make some ice cream!
The kids will love following these instructions to make ice cream in a bag from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Make a fairy jar.
Make this magical glow in the dark fairy jar from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Make a marshmallow shooter.
This easy to make marshmallow shooter from 123 Homeschool 4 Me is a perfect indoor STEM activity for kids.
- Try some tin foil art.
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make this beautiful tin foil art project from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Make a lava lamp.
Try this simple science activity and make a lava lamp with these step by step instructions and free printable worksheet.
- Make some aqua sand.
The kids will be amazed by this aqua magic sand recipe from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Do some science experiments.
Try one (or more) of these awesome science experiments and activities for kids from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Try some fusible bead crafts.
Make a colorful Perler bead bowl, or try one of these Perler bead ideas.
- Make a catapult.
Try this cool indoor STEM activity and make this cool craft stick catapult and see how far you can launch some small objects.
- Try this leak proof bag experiment.
Everyone will be amazed by this cool leak proof bag science experiment from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Indoor Activities for Preschoolers
Preschoolers can quickly become bored if they are stuck inside, but this list of indoor activities for preschoolers will make keeping the little ones entertained on a rainy day easy! There are lots of sensory activities, simple arts and crafts, and lots more fun rainy day activities for preschoolers to try.
- Make some play dough.
Try one of these 30 amazing playdough recipes and then print some of these awesome free printable playdough mats.
- Make a rain stick.
Make the sound of rain with this fun rain stick craft from Happy Hooligans.
- Do some bubble wrap painting.
Try this fun bubble wrap rain craft from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Pretend to be an animal.
Make one of these free printable animal masks from Preschool Play and Learn and pretend to be a frog, a lion, a bear, and more.
- Build with some sponge blocks.
These DIY sponge blocks from Inner Child Fun are a perfect, quiet, indoor activity for preschoolers.
- Race some cars.
Make this cool pool noodle race track and race your matchbox cars.
- Try painting with puffy paint.
The kids will love painting with this easy DIY microwave puffy paint recipe from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Try some color by number pages.
Have fun with these music color by number printables or these zoo animal color by number printables, or these space color by number printables..
- Make a colored rice sensory bin.
Use these instructions to color rice the easy way and make a fun sensory bin the kids will love.
- Paint with balloons.
This balloon painting art project from Preschool Play and Learn is so much fun!
- Paint with marshmallow paint.
Preschoolers will love creating with this super cool edible marshmallow paint recipe from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
- Move like a dinosaur.
Get the kids stomping and roaring with this fun free printable dinosaur gross motor dice from 3 Dinosaurs
- Make a sun catcher.
Use the free printable to make this gorgeous butterfly sun catcher craft from Preschool Play and Learn.
- Try some pretend play.
This free printable doctor pretend play set is perfect for some dramatic play fun.
- Make some bubble art.
Try this super fun foam bubble painting and make some amazing bubbly art.
Indoor Family Activities
If you are stuck inside on a rainy day you don’t need to worry about bored kids. Pick one of these rainy day indoor activities, and spend the day having fun with your family!
Fun rainy day activities
Looking for rainy day activities? Check out these ideas!
- 100 things to do on a rainy day
- What do do with a box – 60 outrageously fun ideas!
- Fun Rain Cloud in a jar experiment worksheet
- Simple Acid Rain Expeirment
- Rainbow Crafts for Kids
- Rain Craft with bleeding tissue paper
- Cute Bubble Wrap Rain Craft
Things to Do with Kids
- Edible Peanut Butter Playdough
- Shape Recognition Activity for Kids
- Rainbow Painting with Cars
- Grass Head Summer Activity for Kids
- Printable Lego Activities for Kids
- Silly Bouncy Egg
- Fun-to-Make DIY Foosball Table – Stem Project for kids
- Easy Sand Volcano with NO clean-up
- Mind-Blowing Magnetic Slime
- Strawberry Scented Jello Playdough Recipe
- Snake Bubbles
- Beautiful Capillary Action Experiment
- Puffy Paint Recipes and Projects for Kids
- Kool Aid Watermelon Playdough
- LOTS of Fun Sidewalk Chalk Games
- 75+ Free Printable Scavenger Hunts for Kids
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- Outrageous Leak Proof Bag Science Experiments for Kids
- Heat Sensitivie Color Changing Slime Recipe
- 100 Exciting Year-Round Science Experiments for Kids
- Rainbow Activities for Preschoolers
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