Parents, What Do You Do With Your Kids On A Rainy Day?

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Rainy Day Activities for Kids:

I stay at home with my 10 month old son everyday. We usually go for a walk and to the park to play every day. Well, its rainy today so that’s out of the question. Any fun indoor activity suggestions that I can do with my 10 month old? What activities do you do with your children when its a rainy day?


Where I live we get a lot of rain in the late fall, winter and early spring months. So I have learned to make the best of a little rain. Usually we throw on our rain gear, play in the puddles, go to the park/play ground or go for a walk. Of course rain being what it is, you can still only handle so much wet. So we do end up doing more indoor activities then normal that day. Things I Try And Plan For Rainy Days o Appointments (doctors, dentists, etc.) o Shopping (grocery, mall) o Play Dates/Groups o Special Cleaning Projects Things We Do On Rainy Days Indoors o Watch A Favourite Movie o Bake Cookies/Bread o Listen To My Kids Fav. Music (The Wiggles) o Sing Songs & Dance o Arts & Crafts o Play With Their Toys o Make A Blanket Fort o Read Books o Do Flash Cards o Blow Bubbles (Indoor Bubbles – Non Stick) As far as 10 month olds go why not play some fun music that your little one would enjoy. Something that he can dance to or do actions to (with your assistance of course). Another option is to pull out the arts & crafts. Do things like painting with hands or special shaped sponges. Bake something like cookies. Read some books together. Make a fort (I know my kids liked blanket forts at that age). Throw in one of your son’s favourite movies. Rainy days are just so blah! Its been raining here off and on most of the week. So we have the blanket fort set up and the colouring books laid out inside. =)


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9 thoughts on “Parents, What Do You Do With Your Kids On A Rainy Day?

  1. color
    finger paint
    and Watch tv.
    i think rainy days just make you wanna watch tv and be LAzy.
    i do let them go outside sometime with rain coats & boots. 🙂 if it’s been rainy all day!

    for a 10 month old humm… its been a while…
    -maybe Tv?
    🙂 coloring he should be old enough for that?..
    get his toys out and let him play!

    good luck
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  2. We’d strip the blankets off our bed and make a "tent" or "fort" using the blankets and chairs but she was a bit older than 10 months.

    You could always put in a few movies. Or bake. And give him pots and pans so he can "help" you bake.
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  3. Well when they were younger we used to get the paints or play dough out! It’s a lot of fun and relatively cheap. Also we made homemade cards and decorations near Christmas/Easter/birthdays, you can of course adapt for your household. You can play a tidying up game with them! Sneaky way to tidy up!
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  4. I am assuming your son crawls so what I do with my son is i make a little fort for him out of sheets and pillows and chairs and i hide his stuffed animals inside like they are living their. Kind of like its his own city and we get inside and have so much fun in their with his toys and everything he loves it.
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  5. Along with all the other things mentioned. I would lie down and both my son and daughter would have a blast jumping and crawling all over me.I got a nap and they had fun.
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  6. Finger painting does wonders with a young child, so long as you pay attention (he might get the paint in his mouth) for a safer solution, you could buy one of those "magic paints" like the ones Crayola has for babies. Aquadoodle might do the trick as well.

    I like doing "wall murals" with my little sister. I cut out shapes and animals out of typing paper or construction paper(she likes fish, so we do an underwater scene with fish and kelp and "sunken treasure") Then we stick them on wall or dresser with scotch tape (just roll up a small piece and stick it on the back of the shape)

    Also, my sister loves making LOTS of noise so we get bowls, pans, pots, blocks, and whatever else makes noise and we have ourselves a little concert.

    When it’s warm, we take out a little bucket (like the ones that the Huggies baby wipes come with) and fill it with water. Then we put her pirate ship in it and play pirates. Sometimes she won’t play with the ship, but splash water all over the place because she loves water. Afterwards, we take a towel and help each other clean up.

    Sometimes, when my sister is feeling lethargic, we’ll just read books and play sing-song games like the itsy-bitsy spider. Then she’ll color or spend the rest of the time watching TV until she falls asleep.
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  7. nap. bust out the glue and scissors. go to group or go to the mall if possible.
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  8. Where I live we get a lot of rain in the late fall, winter and early spring months. So I have learned to make the best of a little rain. Usually we throw on our rain gear, play in the puddles, go to the park/play ground or go for a walk. Of course rain being what it is, you can still only handle so much wet. So we do end up doing more indoor activities then normal that day.

    Things I Try And Plan For Rainy Days
    o Appointments (doctors, dentists, etc.)
    o Shopping (grocery, mall)
    o Play Dates/Groups
    o Special Cleaning Projects

    Things We Do On Rainy Days Indoors
    o Watch A Favourite Movie
    o Bake Cookies/Bread
    o Listen To My Kids Fav. Music (The Wiggles)
    o Sing Songs & Dance
    o Arts & Crafts
    o Play With Their Toys
    o Make A Blanket Fort
    o Read Books
    o Do Flash Cards
    o Blow Bubbles (Indoor Bubbles – Non Stick)

    As far as 10 month olds go why not play some fun music that your little one would enjoy. Something that he can dance to or do actions to (with your assistance of course). Another option is to pull out the arts & crafts. Do things like painting with hands or special shaped sponges. Bake something like cookies. Read some books together. Make a fort (I know my kids liked blanket forts at that age). Throw in one of your son’s favourite movies. Rainy days are just so blah! Its been raining here off and on most of the week. So we have the blanket fort set up and the colouring books laid out inside. =)
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