5 Indoor Activities Kids Can Do When It’s Raining

When it rains, kids can be at a loss for what to do. But plenty of indoor activities will keep them entertained and engaged. The key is finding activities that don’t require much setup or cleanup so you can spend less time figuring out what to do with them and more time just enjoying the day together.

Here are some great indoor activities for kids that you can pull out on a rainy day:

Bake something new

Baking is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. It’s also a fun activity you can do with just kids or use as an opportunity to bake with the whole family. Baking with your kids is a great way to spend time together, teach them about science, and make delicious treats. Just make sure that your little chef has the right baking tools to start with.

Have a movie marathon

One of the most popular indoor activities for kids, when it’s raining, is watching movies. You and your children can choose a theme, such as all movies with a dog in it or all movies that take place in space. You can also choose movies based on their rating or age appropriateness and whether they’re appropriate for rainy weather.

It’s also important to think about what time of day you’ll start watching these films. For example, if you want your kids up early tomorrow morning, they probably won’t want a late-night screening.

Put together a puzzle

Puzzles are a fun way to spend time with your kids. They can be a good way to teach your kids about shapes and colors, and they’re also a great way to get kids focused on something for a long period. Puzzles are also fairly inexpensive, so if you want to try some new ones, they won’t break the bank.

You can find puzzles at any price, from affordable plastic ones to higher quality wooden ones or even collector’s items made by master artists like Salvador Dali or Andy Warhol.

Have an indoor scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt is an activity in which you get your kids to find specific items. These items can be anything from toys to food to things that are not tangible. It’s up to you what you want your kid’s scavenger hunt to entail, but it’s best if there is some theme or challenge involved with the item they need to find. For example:

  • You could have them search for objects around the house that start with the letter “A” (like apples or animals).
  • You could have them bring home leaves or flowers from outside during different seasons of the year and create an art piece with them all together.
  • Or even let them go on a treasure hunt through town, trying out new restaurants.

Get everyone involved in creating something with Play-Doh

Play-Doh is a great activity for kids of all ages. It’s also a great activity for parents to do with the little ones or grandparents with the grandkids. And it is something that even young babies can enjoy if they are given their play tray or box of dry Play-Doh and some basic tools, like cookie cutters, rolling pins, and stamps.

The possibilities are endless when you’re using Play-Doh:

  • You can create figurines or sculptures out of clay
  • You can form letters in cursive handwriting
  • You can use molds to make things like flowers, animals, and shapes

When the weather’s bad outside (or if there isn’t much daylight), get everyone involved in creating something with this fun material.

Even if you’re stuck inside…

There are plenty of creative things you can do. First off, it’s important to keep a positive attitude. The rain might last for hours or even days, but that doesn’t mean you have to be miserable. If your kids are old enough (if not, bring them along.), try going on an indoor picnic or cooking together in the kitchen. Even if it’s raining outside, it won’t feel like a downpour once your family is together inside having fun.


Remember, kids don’t need much to be entertained. They need a little bit of guidance and the willingness to try something new. So if you’re looking for some new activities to do with your kids when it rains outside, we hope these ideas will inspire you.

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