5 Fun Rainy Day Activities
While there are plenty of fun things that come along with Fall like pretty leaves, Halloween, and cider mills, there are some not-so-fun things too, like cold and rainy weather. The amount of nice and reasonably warm sunny days left this year is limited so it’s time to start finding ways to keep busy indoors. If it’s cold and rainy and you’ve got a house full of bored kids, here are a few rainy day activity ideas to get you started:
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
This can be as simple or as challenging as you like. You could come up with a list of things for your kids to find around the house or turn it into an educational experience by coming up with a list of questions for your kids to find the answers to by looking them up on the Internet.
With so many board games out there, you should have no problem finding something to keep your family entertained. Pictionary, Checkers, and Life are a hit with people of all ages. Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, and Trouble are great for younger kids while older kids and teenagers might prefer Monopoly, Clue, or Scrabble.
If you can’t go outside, why not bring a bit of outdoor fun inside with a bit of indoor camping? Kids love building tents out of couch cushions, blankets, chairs, and other household objects. Once the tent is set up, you can have an indoor picnic, turn off the lights and tell ghost stories with a flashlight. If you have a fireplace, you can build a fire and roast marshmallows to make s’mores.
Rainy days are perfect for staying in, making some popcorn, and having your own film festival. It’s a great chance to catch up on movies you’ve been wanting to see or to revisit some old favorites.
Invent a Story
Rainy days are great for getting in touch with your creative side. Reading is always a nice rainy day activity, but why not take it a step further and make up your own stories? You and your kids could each come up with stories on your own and read them aloud when they’re done or work together to write a story. You don’t even have to be limited to stories, you could come up with songs, short plays, or poems.