Rainy Days

Some believe rainy days are no fun. While others see them as an excuse to have some fun they normally wouldn’t have. And if you have kids there are a lot of great ideas and activities to keep them entertained and you sane. In fact, finding some things to do together can be a great way to enjoy each other and make special memories to last a lifetime.


There are some traditional rainy day activities that never seem to grow old. Building a fort with blankets, pillows, and some chairs or living room furniture can be fun at any age. Board games are also a fantastic way to pass the time and spend moments with each other. And there is nothing like a good game of indoor hide and seek to get everyone some exercise and excitement.

But if you want to step out of the traditional a little bit and find something a little more unique and engaging, then try some of these ideas.

  •  Turn your favorite book into a full length play complete with scripts, costumes, and props.
  • Make a music video out of your kid’s favorite song and post it to YouTube.
  •   If you have the space and are a little rough and tumble, have a family wrestling match.
  •  Have a wacky fashion show and see who can make up the craziest outfits, and then have a photo shoot with them too. They’ll have fun and you will have great pictures to remember.
  • Have Wii tournaments.
  •  Let the kids make a treasure or scavenger hunt for the parents.
  • Find a kitchen science experiment to try.

Letting the children invite their friends over can also be a sweet relief for a day indoors. But with twice as many kids in the house you still need to find fun things to do. Tie-dyeing shirts can be an awesome activity for kids at any age. All you need is some buckets, (which you can cheaply purchase at a dollar store if you need) and some RIT dye colors from a local fabric store. This is a cheap activity that can be done in a basement or garage and you can also use old tee shirts, pants, or other clothing that may be getting a little worn out or stained.

If these adventures are a little too involved for a rainy day, or if your kid is home sick then keep it low key with movies in the living room, or maybe even in mom and dad’s bed. Have a pajama day for everyone. CrazyForBargains.com boys pajamas even have super hero pajamas complete with logo and cape. Dad can be just as cool with a pair of red fleece footed pajamas.

Having a family day at home doesn’t have to feel like a chore. With the right attitude, and some good ideas it can be some of the best days you and your kids could have together.