Rainy days can be so relaxing if you get to curl up on the couch with a good book or binge your favorite Netflix show. For little kids, on the other hand, when they’re itching to get all their pent up energy out on the world, rainy days can be the WORST! I’ve come up with a collection of Indoor Rainy Day Activities that are perfect for most ages, even my husband and I had fun playing them. If you and your kids are stuck inside on a rainy, snowy, or just plain old quarantined day, check out some of these fun Indoor Rainy Day Activities.
Paper Airplane Toss
Using a pasteboard or easel paper, cut out a few holes- all different sizes. Draw different colored rings around the outer edges of the holes and write a number below each hole. This number represents the points rewarded to whoever flies their paper airplane through the hole. Tape up the board/paper in a hallway or doorway, step back a couple of feet, and toss away!
Cut strips of painters tape (5-10 pieces) and place them on a hard, flat surface like tile or wood floors. Have your long jumper take a running start and see just how far they can jump!
Color Sorting (w/ cars, trains, legos, blocks)
My 4-year-old is a huge fan of Hotwheels and Matchbox cars and one of his favorite things to do is line them up and count them. Implement the color sorting learning tool by laying out a long strip of painters tape for each color. Grab some markers and color the end of each tape a different color and lay a second piece of scotch tape over the spot you just colored so it won’t easily wipe off. Give your little one a basket of cars, legos, blocks, or jelly beans!
This game requires a little extra effort. What I found works best are these 4 items: stool, leg exercise band, juice bottles, and plastic golf balls. Turn the stool upside down and stretch the band over 2 of the legs off. Set up the bottles a few feet away. Grab a ball and fire away!
Stuffed Animal Foot Toss
This one was one of my favorite games to watch. Grab a yoga mat or towel, 2 plastic bins, and a handful of stuffed animals. Place one bin full of animals at one end of the yoga mat and the empty bin at the other end. Have your child lay down on the mat or towel with their feet at the end where the animals are. The object of this game is to collect all the animals and transfer them to the empty bin above their head using only their feet. This is how it’s done: pick one up with your feet and raise your feet overhead to drop each one in the empty bin! Make it a little more competitive by setting up a timer and maybe some music!
Spider Web Races
Grab a roll of paper streamers and painters tape. In a hallway tape up sections of streamers crisscrossing them like a web. For little ones, just trying to get through the web without pulling down the streamers is tricky. For older kids- set up items on one side and have them transfer the items to the other side. The object is to get through the spider web without pulling down the streamers.
What are some of your go-to Indoor Rainy Day Activities? If you like mine, please pin and share.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.