Family Fun Ideas for Rainy Days!

Children in Rainboots

April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also drain your kids of their excitement and energy! Keep your family active when it’s raining with some of these fun ideas:

Make a Rainy Day Folder

When you’re stuck inside, you may not feel the creativity to come up with fun ideas. Be prepared for those rainy days in advance. Work with your kids to create a folder full of indoor games, kid-friendly recipes, and easy-to-make crafts. When the rain comes, you’ll be ready for fun! Check out our TV alternatives to get your rainy day folder started.

Host a Read-a-thon

Make a cozy tent or fort out of blankets and read your favorite books together!

Make Meals Together

Rainy days are the perfect time to cook together. Have your kids help you plan the meals for the day. Check out our recipes section for kid-friendly recipe ideas the whole family can make.

Get Wet

Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to stay inside.  Some people think that going out in the cold will cause them to get sick.  This is not accurate.  As long as kids are well and dressed appropriately they can be outside in the rain.  So grab your raincoat and rain boots and head outside! Find the deepest puddle in your yard or neighborhood and have a splash competition.  Take a nature walk and check out the raindrops on the flowers and plants.

What ideas will your family try?

How do you motivate your kids on a rainy day?

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  1. Laurie Ross says:

    Here’s a fun family activity — for people of all ages — set your creativity free and design the Ultimate Asthma Inhaler! What would make it easy for youngsters … or their babysitters … uncles … cousins … teachers … grandmas … to carry and use? Get ideas and contest guidelines at, website of the nonprofit family support organization, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics. Enter by Sept. 23 – win a trip to Washington, DC!

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