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35+ Indoor Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Here are 35+ fun and creative rainy day activities for kids of all ages. No more “I’m bored” when pool day turns into a rainy indoor day!
35+ Indoor rainy day kids activities - so many really fun, creative, and unique ideas for kids of all ages

Rainy Day Activities for Kids

  • Bake
  • Play a Board game
  • Read lots of Good Books (by a fire!)
  • Build a Fort
  • Do Science Experiments
  • Paint Rocks and tell stories with them
  • Glow in the Dark Sticks FUN
  • Cuddle in Bed and Watch a Movie
  • Make Your Own Pizza (recipe)
  • Create a Band with everyone finding an instrument from your kitchen
  • Perform a Puppet Show
  • Indoor Picnic or Tea Party
  • Have a Dance Party
  • Make Crafts!
  • Make a Collage by Cutting up Old Magazines
  • Draw a Picture to Send to Grandma
  • Themed Bath
  • Play IN the rain (assuming there is no lightening or thunder)
  • Make a Pinata like Connecting Family with Seoul
Make Homemade Rain Gauge from Imagination Tree

Make Homemade Rain Gauge like Imagination Tree

Go Camping Indoors like My Kids Adventures

Make a Thunderstorm Inside like Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

Make a Thunderstorm Inside like Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

Make a Rain Stick like Happy Hooligans

Make a Rain Stick like Happy Hooligans

Rainy Day Splatter Paintings from Little Page Turners

Rainy Day Splatter Paintings from Little Page Turners

Umbrella on a Rainy Day Craft from Mama Jenn

Umbrella on a Rainy Day Craft from Mama Jenn

Creative Play like Inner Child Fun

Indoor Drive In Movie for Kids from A Happy Heart Blog

Sponge building blocks

Sponge Blocks from Inner Child Fun

Masking Tape Race Track

Masking Tape Race Track like The Mother Huddle

Building with Marshmallow from The Idea Room

Velcro Craft Sticks Kids Activity with free printable idea book

DIY Velcro Crafts Sticks [with FREE idea book] from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Cave of Stars like Play at Home Mom LLC

Cave of Stars like Play at Home Mom LLC

Scavenger hunts for kids

10 Indoor Scavenger Hunts from No Time for Flashcards

Rainbow Painted Toast

Rainbow Painted Toast from Things to Share and Remember

Indoor Car Wash from Dawn’s Divine Delights

playdough recipes

20+ Amazing Playdough Recipes from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

coloring sheets for kids

FREE Coloring Sheets [LOTS of themes] by 123 Homeschool 4 Me

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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