Rainy days are for indoor & outdoor fun! These fun rainy day activities embrace the weather and produce laughter and great memories. Stay dry with a list of cozy indoor activities. Alternatively, get wet with fun outdoor games that create a splash. Finally, try something new and print these 17 rainy day games that everyone will love. Embrace the forecast and let the games begin.
Let me explain to you the first week of summer 2023. Chances are if you were in the eastern region of the United States you felt some of these pains too. Well for us, it was the acceptance of a pool membership we waited on for 3 years. We got into the pool and we were excited. One visit and then the rain and cooler temps began. Over a week of rain and cooler temps. My 3 sons taking swim lessons in 60-degree temps. This was the middle to end of Juen and I was baffled. Where were the terrible hot days when we complain about the terrible heat but cool off under the aqua water of a pool? Playing pool games and running through the yard like we have no care in the world. This was June of 2023 for us. You too?
Rainy days can be a bummer for those who are used to being outside and enjoying the sunshine. If you find yourself stuck indoors, don’t fret! There are dozens of fun rainy day activities to do indoors (and outdoors) when the weather isn’t cooperating. In fact, rainy days can also be an opportunity for families to spend quality time together. From rainy-day games to movie marathons, there are many ways to keep entertained while staying dry or getting super wet.
One great activity for a rainy day is to break out the indoor games. Whether it’s classic games like Monopoly and Scrabble, or newer games like Minute to Win It and family trivia, there are plenty of options to choose from. Unique group games are a great way to spend quality time with friends and family and can provide hours of entertainment.
Another fun activity to do on a rainy day is to have a movie marathon indoors. This is a great way to catch up on all the movies you’ve been meaning to watch, or to re-watch some of your favorites. Pop some popcorn, grab some blankets, and settle in for a cozy day indoors. With streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, there are endless options for movies and TV shows to choose from. When the weather gets better, you can move your movie viewing to the backyard and check it off your fall or summer bucket list.
Let’s take a look at a sample of creative rainy-day activities indoors and outdoors. This includes everything from hands-on arts and crafts to screen time and movie marathons. In addition, print our Rainy Day Games and get ready to enjoy unique games including one-minute games, relay races, water balloon fights, and more. There are many unique games that I bet you’ve never played before.
When the weather outside is dreary and wet, there’s no need to feel down. Rainy days provide the perfect opportunity to explore a different realm of entertainment and fun indoors. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, mental stimulation, or simply a way to pass the time, these indoor endeavors are sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of rainy days.
There are plenty of fun rainy day activities indoors to keep you entertained on a rainy day. Here are some great ideas to try out:
Arts and Crafts
Get creative with some arts and crafts projects. Raid your craft closet and recycling bin and get creative. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a beginner, there are many ideas to choose from. Try cardboard cereal box crafts, paper plate crafts, painting rocks, or using these creative ideas with paint strips. You could even try your hand at making some DIY home decor.
Cooking and Baking
Rainy days are the perfect time to get in the kitchen and whip up some delicious treats. Try making some comfort food like soup or chili, or bake some cookies or a cake. Look at what’s in your pantry and list ingredients on AI chat and create a new recipe with what you have on hand. You could even try making these easy chocolate chip cookies with a grocery scavenger hunt.
Curl up on the couch with a blanket and pillows and have a movie marathon. Pick a theme or a series of movies to watch, or just choose some of your favorites. For toddlers or younger kids, grab cardboard boxes and use fine motor skills to create cardboard box cars for a fun indoor drive-in movie idea. Don’t forget the popcorn and snacks!
Host a dance party. Create a lively atmosphere by clearing a space in your living room. Connect your favorite playlist or choose a music streaming service that offers upbeat and energetic tracks. Dim the lights (which the clouds have already done for you) or add colorful lighting effects to set the mood. Encouraging everyone to let loose, express themselves, and dance like nobody’s watching.
Board Games and Puzzles
Gather some friends or family members and play some board games or puzzles. There 100s of options to choose from, whether you prefer classic games like Monopoly or Scrabble, or newer games like Do You Really Know Your Family or Ticket to Ride.
No matter what you choose to do on a rainy day, just remember to have fun and enjoy the cozy indoor atmosphere.
When raindrops patter against the windowpane and gray clouds dominate the sky, it might seem like the perfect excuse to stay indoors and surrender to the cozy comforts of home. However, embracing the elements and seeking outdoor adventures on a rainy day can bring a unique and invigorating experience.
Despite the wet conditions, there are plenty of fun outdoor games and activities that can be enjoyed in the rain. It’s important to pay attention to the weather and never venture out when it is thundering and lightning (or in the forecast ahead.) Here are a few ideas for making the most of a rainy day.
Puddle jumping is a classic rainy day activity that never gets old. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, there’s something satisfying about stomping through puddles and feeling the water splash up around your feet. Put on waterproof rain boots and raincoats. Find a large puddle and jump. Encourage your kids to see who can make the biggest splash. If there are no large puddles, create your own by using a hose or sprinkler. This day is also a great day to grab mud from the edge of these puddles and make your own mud kitchen using buckets, bowls, kitchen utensils, and sand shovels.
Rain can create some stunning photo opportunities. The way the light reflects off the water, the way the raindrops cling to leaves and flowers, and the way the world looks through a rain-streaked window can all make for beautiful and unique photos. Create a makeshift cell phone umbrella, grab your camera or phone, and head outside to capture some rainy-day shots. See if you can enjoy a summer selfie scavenger hunt with your camera.
Fishing in the Rain
If you’re an avid fisherman (or even a novice), don’t let a little rain stop you from casting your line. In fact, some fishermen swear that rainy days are the best for catching fish. This is also a great idea for camping in the rain as the rain might limit your activities. Just make sure to dress appropriately for the weather, and bring a waterproof cover for your gear.
Rain can be used as a medium for art. Give kids a bucket of sidewalk chalk and let them draw on the wet pavement. The rain will mix with the chalk and create a unique effect. Alternatively, give them a paintbrush and let them paint on a canvas in the rain. The touch of water will create a beautiful watercolor masterpiece. You can even add a squirt gun to the canvas and do the mixing of water and paints yourself.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Rainy days are a great time to explore nature. Create a nature scavenger hunt list of items that can be found in the rain, such as snails, worms, and mushrooms. Give kids a bag or bucket to collect their non-living finds. You can also use our outdoor scavenger hunt with adorable rhyming riddles to guide an outdoor adventure at home. Make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing and have rain gear, such as rain boots and jackets.
Remember, just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside all day. Take the opportunity to venture outside and immerse oneself in the beauty of a rainy day. With a little creativity and preparation or spontaneity and a who-cares attitude, you can have a fun and memorable outdoor experience even on a rainy day.
Now that we’ve discussed creative ideas, get ready to have some fun. Use some of the ideas above or do something awesome and unique. Have put together 17 fun rainy-day activities for indoors and outdoors.
Fun Rainy Day Games Printable
On a rainy day, it can be challenging to keep kids entertained and engaged. One way to make the most of a rainy day is by playing games that are fun and engaging for kids of all ages. We put together the creative activities for you. Simply print these rainy-day games and let the adventure begin. Don’t reinvent the wheel trying to come up with indoor and outdoor ideas for a rainy day.
If you are encouraging creativity and imagination and want instant games at your fingertips, download these 17 fun rainy-day games. They are an instant download so you will have everything you need immediately. Once you download, print and gather your supplies.
This printable game set includes examples of …
Outdoor Rainy Day Games
Indoor Rainy Day Games
Anywhere Rainy Day Games
These games are tons of fun for all ages. All 17 games have game directions as well as a supply list using common items you have around the home. That means you can have instant games in your hands immediately.
The full list of games you can play on a rainy day includes…
Balloon on a String
Sticky Spider Web
Pop the Balloons
Pass the Water
TV Freeze Tag
Water Ballon Toss
These group games include relay races, balloon games, minute-to-win-it games, and more. They can be played indoors or outdoors. You can stay dry or embrace the heavy weather and get super wet. Don’t let a little rain dampen your kids’ spirits – grab the Rainy Day Games Ultimate Collection and let the games begin!
Warning: laughter is included in these screen-free activities for kids. In addition to laughter, plenty of memories will be made.
More Indoor Rainy Day Games
When it’s raining outside, it’s easy to feel like you’re stuck indoors with nothing to do. That’s not true! When the weather outside is not suitable for outdoor activities, indoor games are a perfect way to keep the kids entertained. Here are some great indoor rainy day games that kids will love:
Board games are a great way to spend time indoors. They are perfect for families or groups of friends. Here are some classic board games that are perfect for rainy days:
- Ticket to Ride
These board games are not only fun but also educational. They can help kids develop their problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and social skills.
Card games are another great way to keep kids entertained on a rainy day. They are perfect for kids who love to solve problems and use their brains. Here are some fun card games that kids will love:
These kids’ card games can help kids develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Educational games are a great way to keep kids entertained while also helping them learn. Here are some educational games that kids will love:
These educational games can help kids develop their knowledge and skills in various subjects while also having fun.
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Finally, an indoor scavenger hunt at home with clue cards is a thrilling and interactive activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The indoor treasure hunt begins by hiding clue cards strategically throughout the house, each containing a riddle that leads to the next clue. Players embark on a quest, following the clues, searching high and low to unravel the lue and find the hidden treasure. This engaging game promotes problem-solving skills, teamwork, and excitement as players work together to solve each clue and progress through the scavenger hunt, creating lasting memories along the way.
Overall, there are many different games and activities that can be enjoyed on a rainy day. Rainy day games are a great way to keep kids entertained and engaged By taking the time to plan ahead and choose games and activities that are appropriate for the age and interests of your children, you can turn a dreary day into a fun and memorable experience for the whole family.
Let the games begin!
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