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10 Fun Ideas to Keep Kids Busy on Rainy Days

10 Fun Ideas to Keep Kids Busy on Rainy Days

Are you looking for ways to keep your kids entertained during the rainy days? Although your first instinct may be to turn on a movie, there are plenty of other ways to pass a rainy day!


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Pink rain boots and umbrella


Here are some fun ideas to keep kids busy on rainy days:

1. Do some baking

Whether you make cookies or cupcakes, this can be a fun rainy day project. Not only will this be a lot of fun for your kids, but you can also take the opportunity to teach them about measurements.

2.Hold a puppet show in your living room

Help your kids design puppets out of paper bags and construction paper and then allow them to perform a puppet show for you to watch!

3. Paint together

Whether you try finger-painting, use a brush on a canvas or paint by numbers, there’s bound to be one painting technique your kids will enjoy. Check out Pinterest for ideas.

4. Play board games or card games

A rainy day is a great time to play a game of Monopoly or Go Fish!


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Child’s fort in a living room ~ Photo credit: Tom Simpson via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND


5. Build a fort in the living room

Use couch cushions and sheets to create a fort. You can make s’mores over your kitchen stove to make your kids feel like they’re really “camping out”!

6. Salt Dough Paperweight

Have your child create a rock salt dough paperweight for dad, grandma, grandpa, teacher or a favourite friend!

7. Picnic time

Have a picnic in the living or family room with your kids. Don’t forget the blankets and the picnic basket. 

8. Create a collage

Take magazines and catalogs and let your child find pictures their favourite items such as food, cars, toys, etc.. Have them cut the pictures with safety scissors and glue sticks to make a collage.

9. Paper, Plane and Scissors

Make paper airplanes and see which ones fly the furthest! Ready, start, fly!

10. Make a Salt Craft

It’s super easy to create and will bring out your child’s creativity! Only mix salt and glue to create a salt craft on coloured paper.

These are just some fun ideas to keep kids busy on rainy days!


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Girl walking in water on a rainy day


What are your suggestions to keep your kids busy on rainy days?

Comment below!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. My kids are all adults now but we used to do some of these suggestions.
    we also made salt dough shapes and figures and painted them. 🙂

  2. These are some great suggestions for me to do with my grandchildren. Thank you so much for sharing. This is the rainy season for us

  3. We have had fun doing a few of these activities but the collage and the paperweight are new ones that I would love to do with my gang on a rainy day.

  4. Lots of great ideas here to keep kids busy when its raining out. I will have to let my daughter in law know about some of these.

  5. Great suggestions, especially the ‘Build a fort in the living room’ one! If I could think of another idea to keep kids busy on rainy days, it would be to read to them while they colour, do artwork, or do something with their hands; it’s a lot of fun, and you can all learn so much with the reading too! (Additionally, you could also play a kids’ audio-book while doing activities together, too).

  6. Great ideas, when we have a day where its raining all day, we like to bake some cookies and then make a fort and then curl up in the fort and do some reading while munching on the fresh cookies.


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