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7 Interesting Rainy Day Activities to occupy your children

January 23, 2020

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Rain on the forecast? Worried about the frenzy that’s going to happen indoors, or about the screen time your kids are probably going to get? Don’t! To help you out with just that, we’ve compiled a list of 7 simple and interesting rainy day activities you can get them to do! 

Rock Painting

Rock painting is a super fun and easy activity you could get your kids to try when they’re stuck indoors. All they need to do is get out into the yard, pick up a few medium-sized stones with rounded/flat edges. Get them inside, wash them and then paint them with acrylic paint pens or washable paints. To take it up a notch, you can also get your kids to stick some sequins or googly eyes on the stones! 

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Building a Fort

Rainy days are the perfect time to get out those blankets, and build that blanket fort in the kid’s room or even the living room if they want to! There’s just a different kind of excitement about this one! Don’t be surprised if you find your kids stay in there for hours colouring, reading or just playing with their toys.

Making New Crayons

Here’s a super fun and easy craft idea that never gets old! Your kids may have tons of crayons- some of them broken, some of them small from all the colouring, and here’s a great way to put them to use!

Ask your kids to break them up into small pieces- around an inch or two each (make sure you remove the covering though). Mix them all together and place a little of them in each section of a silicone mould. Get them into the microwave until they melt, and allow them to solidify before you remove them! Viola! Beautiful multi-colour crayons are ready! 

Board Game Time

Board games are always a lot of fun, but when it is a rainy day and the entire family is indoors, for the most part, you can use that to transform a dull and boring day into an exciting one! This can be a great way to get your family (especially kids) to stay away from the screens and make it a sort of family tradition where you all sit down and play together! 

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Get Cooking!

This one’s an absolute winner, and also an excellent way to get your little one to pick up some basic cooking skills while he’s at it. Look up some simple kid-friendly recipes online, grab a few items from your pantry, and get your little ones to give it a try! Be there around to supervise, but let them do most of it. Cooking is undoubtedly one of the best rainy day activities for kids.

Hosting a cooking competition is another great way to take it all up a notch! 

Book Time

There’s nothing like a cup of hot coffee and a good book on a rainy day, isn’t it? Well, now’s the time to get your kids to do that too. Encourage them to get out the books they have, take their pick, and spend some time reading! What’s more, reading can also help strengthen your kids’ vocabulary, and who knows, they might love it more than you would have expected! 

Collage Fun

If you’ve officially run out of ideas, you might want to give this one a try! Get out those old newspapers and magazines and encourage your little ones to try creating a collage! All the selecting, cutting and sticking can be loads of fun, and can keep them engrossed for a few hours for sure! You could also give them some fun topics (think aquatic animals, plants etc) to keep them going! 

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  • Samantha Donnelly January 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    These are great ideas to keep the kids entertained it is always great to find fun things to do, mine used to love baking and doing crafts x

  • Jenny January 23, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    We love all of these ideas, especially the rock painting which we’re huge fans of!

  • Sarah Bailey January 23, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    What some great ideas for things to do with your kids on a rainy day. I have to admit there is nothing quite like building a fort at times is there!

  • Rebecca Smith January 23, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    We love doing a lot of these when it is pouring down with rain outside. Jack loves painting rocks so he can hide them outside when the weather is better.

  • Rhian westbury January 24, 2020 at 7:39 am

    I love game, baking and book time massively as an adult never mind keeping kids entertained. That’s one of the things I can’t wait for when we move is having the space and time to bake x

  • Babyadvisor January 26, 2020 at 7:02 am

    Truly love these ideas! We love all of these, especially the painting which we’re loves and cooking!

  • Kira January 26, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Loving these ideas . We’ve had so much rain over the least few days . These will definitely come in handy – we love forts! Always the first thing we do when the rain comes out 🙂

  • Jess Howliston January 27, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Great suggestions! With all this wet, windy and cold weather we are having atm I will definitely give these a try. My two both love baking plus it means we get something yummy to eat at the end so win win lol! Making our own new crayons sounds like loads of fun too!

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