Fun Rainy Day/Cold Weather Activities

By: Dr. Katie Minton

Fun Rainy Day/Cold Weather Activities for Kids


  1. Indoor Treasure Hunt: Create a treasure map and hide small prizes or treats around the house. Let the kids follow the clues to find the hidden treasures.
  2. Arts and Crafts: Get out the craft supplies and let kids get creative. They can make greeting cards, paint, draw, or create their own unique artwork.
  3. Board Games and Puzzles: Play board games or work on puzzles together. It’s a great way to have fun and engage in some friendly competition.
  4. Baking and Cooking: Have a baking or cooking session. Kids can help make cookies, brownies, or simple meals. It’s a tasty way to spend time together.
  5. Indoor Camping: Set up a small indoor campsite with blankets and pillows. Tell stories, have a pretend campfire, and maybe even make s’mores in the oven.
  6. Movie or TV Show Marathon: Choose a few age-appropriate movies or TV shows and have a movie marathon with popcorn and snacks.
  7. Science Experiments: Conduct simple science experiments at home. You can make a volcano with baking soda and vinegar or create a rainbow with a glass of water and a flashlight.
  8. Storytime: Read books together. Let kids pick their favorite stories or take turns reading to each other.
  9. Build a Fort: Use blankets, cushions, and furniture to build indoor forts or castles. Kids can spend hours playing inside their creations.
  10. Dance Party: Put on some music and have a dance party. It’s a great way to burn off energy and have fun together.
  11. Puppet Show: Encourage kids to put on a puppet show using stuffed animals or homemade puppets.
  12. DIY Science Kit: Create a mini DIY science kit with items like magnifying glasses, magnets, and small containers. Let kids explore and discover.
  13. Art Gallery: Have kids create their own art pieces and then set up an art gallery to display their work.
  14. Sensory Play: Set up sensory bins with items like rice, pasta, or water beads. Let kids explore different textures and sensations.
  15. Lego and Building Blocks: Challenge kids to build intricate structures or let them use their imagination with Lego or building blocks.
  16. Yoga or Exercise: Practice some kid-friendly yoga or exercise routines to keep them active indoors.Remember to adapt activities to the age and interests of the kids, and always ensure their safety during playtime. Rainy days can provide an opportunity for quality family time and creativity indoors.
  • Activities
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • Toddler