How to Entertain Kids on a Rainy Day

Kids experiencing the rainy day blues will sing a different tune when you introduce some fun activities into the day.


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You Will Need

  • Bedding
  • Toilet paper
  • A teddy bear
  • A potato
  • A kitchen knife
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Music
  • A family dog
  • Dog treats
  • Clean trash
  • Tape
  • Crayons
  • A field trip
  • Pillowcases (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Introduce the classics

    Introduce kids to rainy day classics like building forts with bedding over furniture, interior hide and seek, and playing doctor, using toilet paper to bandage teddy.

  2. Step 2

    Inspire art lovers

    Slice a potato in half and cut a shape onto the flat surface with a kitchen knife to make a stamp. Dip the stamp into paint and create away.

  3. Step 3

    Get their wiggles out

    Get their wiggles out with a dance party. Put on some high energy music and rumba, turkey trot, twist, or hokey pokey until everyone drops.

  4. Adding pillowcase capes to the dance party turns it into a grand ball for princes and princesses.

  5. Step 4

    Involve the family dog

    Involve the family dog in a new twist on the scavenger hunt. Have the kids hide doggy treats to see if they can stump Fido's keen nose.

  6. Step 5

    Bring out the trash

    Bring out the trash -- old boxes of all sizes, including cardboard tubes and paper bags, to transform into puppets, costumes, cars, castles, telescopes, box cities, and faraway universes with tape and crayons.

  7. Other clean trash such as cereal and toothpaste boxes, milk cartons, and laundry soap jugs are perfect for creating a play store.

  8. Step 6

    Head to town

    Head to town when all else fails and the kids get grumpy. It may be time for a trip to the movies, museum, or library to restore spirits and bring back everyone's sunny disposition.

  9. It has rained frogs on rare occasions throughout history when amphibians were swept into clouds by waterspouts, whirlwinds, or tornadoes and later dropped.