5 Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day

by Judy Mullican

When the weather outside is dreary, children tend to get restless. Here are 5 fun activities to do inside that will banish the rainy day blues:

1. Obstacle Course: Use anything you have available to create a simple obstacle course. Children can crawl between chairs, jump over blocks, climb over cushions, and more!

2. Dance Party: Get out the dress-up clothes and invite children to dress for a party. Then play a lively children’s CD or playlist and move to the beat.

3. Take a Train Ride: Line up the chairs to make a train. All aboard! Make train sounds. Talk about where you are going, who you will see, and what you will do.

4. Song Fest: Gather the children and sing their favorite songs. Try different ways to sing! Sing super softly and then in big giant voices. Or sing like a duck and quack the words. What other silly ways can you sing?Water, Kids and Toys

5. Splish and Splash: Set up a water play area. If you don’t have a water table, use any large plastic container. Offer children turkey basters, strainers, ladles, bowls, cups, spoons, and more! The children can scoop, stir, pour, and drip to discover all of the ways that water moves.

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