Fab Family Fun: For A Rainy Day

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Over at BlogFrog, someone asked for ideas on what to do with kids on a rainy day.  Here are a few of mine.

Bath Party – Let the kids take a bath but don’t make them wash their hair, or even touch the soap. Just let them play.


Bikes in the Garage – Pull your cars out of the garage and let the kids ride their bikes around.

Puzzles – Instead of watching TV (we don’t even have the option – I canceled our

rainy day activitiescable) pull out a puzzle and work on it together.

Picnic on the Floor – Turn on a lamp and pretend it’s the sun.  Throw a picnic blanket on the floor and have an inside picnic.

Couch and Blanket Forts – Make a fort and then watch a movie from inside it!

What do you do on a rainy day?  Or all winter for that matter!  Every year about this time I start wondering what I’m going to do with my kids all winter…


  • Savvymama

    As kids we played “Go find it” taking a small item to hide, one person who is it. All the rest sit in living room and wait. The person who is it, will hide the item in plain site (top of bookshelf, by bathroom sink, under kitchen table). When it say go, the group tries to look for the item without touching it. When found they need to go back to living room and say “found it!”. First person to make it back to living room is it. Part of the game is you don’t want others to know where you spotted the item. We also couldn’t run, if you did you had to sit out a round (if we got caught by mom).

  • Emily

    We have a smaller tent and I have set that up in the house for the kids. They bring in blankets, books, toys and flashlights.I love all the ideas above!

  • Tyree

    My sister gave the kids a my first tramp with enclosure it is small enough to fit in the basement (holds 1-2 kids when jumping-more when being used as a fort or baby tiger cage-they have great imaginations no real tigers needed) It has been great. A perfect way to get the wiggles out in the winter or on a stormy day. They run between $50-$75 and can be found at k-mart, shopko, walmart etc. (my kids have their b-days all in the same month so one big group gift for the kids is awsome–but this would be a cool christmas gift for all your kids.) My kids run small, but it has a weight limit of like 100lbs, my seven year old is only 45lbs so we’ll get a lot of years use out of ours. Even my other side of the spectrum nieces have fun in it and they are taller and heavier.

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