The forecast calls for rain all day long – what do you do now? Rather than stay cooped up inside, why not try some of these fun rainy day activities to keep everyone entertained?

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Rainy Day Activities

From playing games to watching movies, there is something for everyone on this list. So grab some snacks and drinks, put on your rain boots, and get ready for fun.

1. Immerse Yourselves in Board Games 

Board games are a great way to spend a rainy day and an excellent way to bond with the family. There are so many different kinds of board games to choose from, and there is sure to be one that everyone in the family will enjoy.

So break out the Monopoly or the Candyland, and enjoy a fun-filled day with the family. You may even want to make some snacks to enjoy while you play.

2. Get Crafty With Fabrics 

Try getting crafty with fabrics if you’re looking for a rainy-day activity that the whole family can enjoy. There are many ways to use fabric, so everyone can find a project that suits their interests and skill level. You can make clothes, blankets, stuffed animals, or even a quilt. Let your creativity run wild, and see what you can come up with.

If you don’t have any fabric on hand, get crafty with these ideas from Kmart. They have a wide range of fabrics to choose from, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love. With a little imagination, you can turn a simple piece of fabric into something special. So get creative, and see what you can come up with.

Who knows, you might just discover a new hobby you and your family can enjoy for years.

Dad and Daughter cooking in the kitchen

3. Bake and Decorate

Baking is a great way to spend a rainy day, get the family together, and make delicious treats. Once they’re out of the oven, the fun doesn’t have to stop there — decorating cakes or cookies is an excellent way to let your creativity flow, and the kids will love it too. 

You can even make it a competition to see who can create the most creative design. Either way, you’ll all have a blast and end up with some sweet treats to enjoy. Rainy days are the perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen, so get on it.

4. Do a Science Experiment

When it’s raining outside, why not take the opportunity to do a science experiment with your kids? You can do all sorts of fun experiments with common household items, for example:

  • Make a homemade lava lamp.
  • See how long you can keep a balloon inflated.
  • Make homemade slime.
  • Grow crystals.
  • Experiment to see how different materials absorb water.

Your kids will love playing around and experimenting, and they’ll be learning something too! Plus, it’s a great way to spend quality time together as a family. So next time it’s raining, don’t let the weather ruin your plans – get creative and have some fun with science.

5. Create Some Wall Art

If you’re looking for a creative activity with the family on a rainy day, why not try making wall art? You can use anything around the house, from old newspapers and magazines to paint and crayons. Get everyone involved and see what kind of masterpieces you can create.

Who knows, you might end up with a new addition to your home décor. And if not, at least you’ll have had some fun bonding with the family. You could even make it a competition and reward the best artwork with a prize.

6. Go to a Museum

Museums are great places to learn and have fun, even on a rainy day. Many museums offer free admission or discounted rates on rainy days. Check your local museum’s website or call ahead to see what they offer. Some museums even have special rainy day events for families.

Before you choose a museum, make sure to consider the interests of your family. Look for a museum with kid-friendly exhibits and activities if you have young children. If your family enjoys history, look for a museum with historical exhibits. For families who love art, look for a museum with an art collection.

Most museums have something for everyone, so even if you can’t find a museum that perfectly matches your family’s interests, you’re sure to find one with at least a few exhibits that everyone will enjoy.

7. Play Charades

This classic game is a great way to spend a rainy day. Gather the family and try to guess each other’s charades. This is a great way to get everyone laughing and spending time together.

Make it a bit competitive with awards to boost morale and make it interesting. Charades is a great game for all ages and can be played with as many people as you like. This is the perfect activity for a rainy day when you’re stuck indoors.

Wrapping It Up

So next time it’s raining outside, don’t let it dampen your spirits. Get the family together and try out one of these fun activities. From baking to playing games, there’s something for everyone. And who knows, you might make some cherished memories along the way.