Fun Ways to Make the Best of a Rainy Day as a Family
Don't let a rainy day keep your family from having a great time. Get your entire brood together for a day filled with adventures and activities that will keep everyone busy — and smiling! Keep reading to find out how to bring the excitement indoors.
Make Cinnamon Roll Waffles
Get the morning started the right way with cinnamon roll waffles that your child can help prepare. It's so simple and only takes minutes to make. All you need are a waffle iron and premade dough. Extra bonus? Your house will smell amazing.
DIY Instruments For a Dance Party
Get the wiggles out with DIY musical instruments and a dance party. You can transform paper towel tubes into shakers by cutting into sections and inviting your child to cover them with paint or washi tape. Then fill with rice, beans, or dried pasta bits and seal. Kids will love playing around with their cool new instruments.
Snack Time With Edible Tic-Tac-Toe
Create a DIY game board that's both fun and tummy-filling. Use plain round crackers for the "O" and pipe a peanut butter "X" on square sandwich crackers. It's a perfect way to turn play time into snack time.
Sketch a Homemade Board Game
Get creative with your child and draw your very own board game. Use any type of toy your child loves (like dinosaurs or little dolls) to put together the game with rules you can come up with together.
Make Lunch Deliciously Easy
Make steaming bowls of tomato soup into a tasty meal. Plate a selection of toppings, like shredded cheese, chopped green onions, and sandwich crackers, so everyone can personalize their bowl before digging in.
Sock Puppet Movie Time
Rainy days are made for snuggling up on the couch and watching TV. Make it a bit more playful by creating sock puppet characters that your kids can use for playing out the scenes you're watching on screen.
Jump in the Puddles and Make Raindrop Art
You can't enjoy a rainy day without jumping in the puddles! You can also create raindrop art by inviting your child to cover a sheet of white paper with watercolor paint and then bring it outside. Watch what happens to the colors as they are hit with raindrops or splashes from the puddles. Bring the creation indoors and lay it flat to dry once everyone is finished playing in the rain.