While rainy days are kind of gloomy and of course wet outside, that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. There are lots of fun indoor activities that the kids can do on those days where they cannot go outside and play.
Spring and winter are two of the seasons where it is nice to have some fun indoor activities ready to go. With spring, there can be a lot of rain and while playing in the mud can be exciting, having something to do on those days where they need to stay dry is important.
So, what kind of activities can you do on a rainy day? Luckily, there are a ton of different ideas, games, and free activities that you can do to keep kids busy during those rainy days where they can’t go outside to play.
Work On Some Fun Spring Crafts
Rainy days are the perfect time to get creative and do crafts with the children. The crafts will keep their little minds occupied and their hands busy as they stay inside to play.
Crafts are also a great way to sneak some educational fun into the mix. As they are putting together the crafts, they will be working on their fine motor skills, color recognition, and hand and eye coordination just to name a few.
To get you started, here are a few fun spring craft ideas the kids will enjoy making:
- Tulip Umbrella Wreath
- Popsicle Stick Spring Flowers
- White Picket Fence Flower Garden
- Flower Crown Spring Craft
- Button Spring Flowers Shadow Box
- Spring Animals Toilet Paper Roll Craft
- Easy Rainbow Coffee Filter Craft
Spring is the perfect time for the kids to do indoor craft activities. Flowers, rainbows, chicks, and even Easter themed crafts are all great ideas when it comes to spring crafts.
Make Spring Suncatchers
Since it is raining outside, this is a great time to make those fun spring suncatchers. You don’t need many supplies to create them, and you can turn them into spring-themed designs. When the rain has stopped, and the sun comes back out, the light will shine off the suncatcher for some extra fun.
Here are some fun suncatcher craft ideas:
- Suncatcher Jellyfish Craft
- Flower Petal Paper Plate Suncatcher
- Handprint Suncatcher Craft
- Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher
- Rainbow Shamrock Suncatcher
Work on Printables and Fun Worksheets
Printables are another great activity to work on any time of the year. They are an easy indoor activity that you can print in a hurry and let the kids work on them throughout the day.
The best thing about printables is that they are an easy to print learning activity that you can find in just about every theme or subject. Activities typically include fun boredom busters like word searchers, matching, counting, games, and more.
Since there are so many different printables available for you to download and print, here are a few great examples of spring themed printables.
- Free Spring Printable Pack
- Spring Pre-K Pack
- Spring Puzzles
- Free Printable Spring Jokes
- Alphabet Finger Puppets
- Harry Potter Activity Pack
Make Playdough and Do Fun Playdough Activities
Kids love to play with playdough and have for years. Remember creating your favorite food items, figures, and wacky designs with the different playdough colors? These days, playdough comes in a variety of different smells, creative uses, and colors. It is also easy to make at home so you can make your own safe non-toxic playdough with a few simple ingredients.
While the possibilities of playdough seem to be endless, sometimes it is more fun to have an activity to go with it. After the creative designs the kids make with playdough, here are some fun activities they can do.
- Free Spring Playdough Mats
- Digraph Playdough Mats
- Playdough Clock Mats
- Create a Playdough Flag
- Make Your Own Chocolate Playdough
- People Playdough Mats
Science experiments make one of the best indoor activities for kids during rainy days. Experiments are always a blast and children will be having so much fun they will not even know they are learning.
If you’ve never done any experiments at home, they may seem a little intimidating. They really aren’t though. Many of these are easy to do and are an activity that you only need a few supplies for.
To get you started, these experiments are easy and fun:
- Excavate Fossilized Dinos
- Egg Science Experiments
- Make Hot Ice with Baking Soda and Vinegar
- Salt Painting Science Experiment
- Rain Cloud Experiment
While those rainy days may be a bum around kind of day, there are still plenty of activities that can be done inside the home to make it fun.
These rainy-day activities are a great way for the kids to stay busy and to pass the time as they wait for the opportunity to go back outside to play. Plus, they will be getting a bit of learning in as they create, play, and experiment.