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Rainy Day Activities for Kids

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When playing outside is not an option, finding fun things for kids to do inside can be a challenge. This guide is about rainy day activities for kids.


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March 1, 2010

After kids parties, there are inevitably left over themed plates, napkins, cups, and decorations. I saved these all together, then one rainy day we had an impromptu birthday party. My kids were bored, so I reminded them it was one of their dolls birthday!

We made some cupcakes, I brought out the mismatched party left overs, and we invited a few neighbor kids and their teddy bear guests over for a memorable party. The kids all had a ball!

By Michelle from San Diego, CA

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March 2, 20100 found this helpful

This is a great idea, I have done a similar thing with my kids, we usually call them "tea parties" or "picnics" whether we are inside or outside, to make it even more special.

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June 1, 2014

It's raining. It's been a long, long day. The kids are bored and you're just about to try the old 'pillow over the face' trick.

Get a bucket of warm water and a couple of paint brushes - the big
kind that the kids see on the movies. Put them in the bathroom and ask them to 'paint the walls'. It'll keep then busy long enough for you get dinner underway!

A great variation on this theme is to cut pictures out of magazines (passes an hour earlier in the day) and 'stick' them onto the wet tiles that they've just 'painted'.

Endless fun and easy clean up. If the kids are old enough, they can clean up the mess themselves with "Yeti shoes." These are also known as old towels wrapped around bare feet. By the way, don't try this on wallpaper as the ink tends to transfer.

Source: My life!

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March 5, 2008

I used a hat box, but any box will do. Place art supplies in the box. Take a walk around your home and collect things that would make good collage materials.


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January 19, 2006

Here are some fun things to do on a rainy day.

By Kelly from Willamina, OR

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September 12, 20080 found this helpful

Check out http://www.babi  -toddler-crafts/ for some other great toddler craft ideas. We have found this a very useful resource.

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April 5, 20050 found this helpful

On those rainy spring days when the kids are complaining of being bored have them do a scavenger hunt in the house! You can have them find any number of things and it will keep them busy as well as helping them have a little fun!



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May 14, 2013

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Here is an indoor activity idea to do with kids.

My nephew was visiting and had asked me if I had any cards. I happily found him a deck and was amazed at what he did with them.

First he balanced a small plate on top of them, and I was impressed but I wanted to one up it so I gave him the globe to try. It worked!

It was a lot of fun seeing what we could put on top of them and when the cards did eventually give in and collapse he was thrilled to go at it again.

Start with four cards and make a square but offset the edges, then built from there.


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May 18, 20130 found this helpful

That is so awesome!

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