Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

Great. The skies are still dark and the rain is still falling, ruining the plans you had for the day. What to do now? Find out with this article that has some great backup ideas.

Classic Board Games

A dreary day is the perfect opportunity to sit down and take a crack at some of the board games in the closet. Games like Monopoly, Parcheesi and Life will take a decent amount of time to finish, and if you are feeling ambitious, you could even learn a new one from the ground up - this might be the day you take the first step on the path to becoming a chess master!

Top Chef

Why not do some experimenting in the kitchen? Baking something from scratch requires a bit more dedication than simply plopping leftovers in the microwave, and a full day of rain is exactly the forecast you need to begin mixing. Whether you are thinking of something sweet or salty, scour the kitchen and see what you can throw together!

Build A Fort

Making a tent is usually reserved for the outdoors, but there is no reason you can't take indoor furniture and convert it into a fort. Turn a loveseat or sofa into a castle, or even a giant boat that can go on imaginary voyages to unexplored lands. The only limit here is your imagination.

Get Artsy

If you are stocked up on some basic art supplies like construction paper and paint, you can make the most of a rainy day by digging into your creative side and exploring the possibilities of your materials. The next masterpiece might come from your hands!

Research The Rain

Instead of wondering why it's raining, use your time to get some answers. Study.com has numerous short and engaging video lessons that teach you about weather patterns and storms, weather types, thunderstorms, rain gauges, cloud seeding and more:

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