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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.