Cool Activities and Fun Things for Kids to Do Indoors on a Rainy Day?

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Cool Activities and Fun Things for Kids to Do Indoors on a Rainy Day?

Need some ideas on fun activities that my kids can do when it’s raining outdoors? I hate for them to be stuck in front of the television & playstation all day.

Make Some Water Colors and
Paint a Picture

Mix the vinegar and soda together in a little bowl; add the corn starch and glycerin when the soda stops foaming. Stir in the water a little at a time, until your paint seems about the right thickness. This makes about 1/4 cup of stuff. Divide it into three or four little jars (baby food jars are perfect) and add about a drop of food color to each one. We usually make red, yellow, blue and green. Now find some paper, a brush and have fun!

Here’s what you’ll need for each color
1 tablespoon of vinegar
(either white or cider is OK)
2 tablespoons of baking soda
1 tablespoon of corn starch
1/2 teaspoon Glycerin
1 teaspoon of water
2 drops of food coloring

Blow Some Bubbles
Make Your Own
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 liquid dishwashing detergent
1 cup water
2 drops food coloring
Mix all the stuff together in a jar with a tight cover. Make a bubble wand using some wire, or use a purchased bubble pipe or wand. Store your bubbles at room temperature when you’re not using them.

 

Make Some Play Clay
and
Create Critters

Here’s what you’ll need:
A grown up person to HELP you.
1/2 cup table salt
(not kosher or sea salt)
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup cornstarch
a few drops of food coloring in 3 or 4 colors

 
Mix the salt and hot water in a large pan. PLEASE – don’t ever use the stove without a grown up to HELP you. OK? So.. ask your helper to bring the salt and water to a boil over high heat. Put the cold water in a small bowl and stir in the cornstarch. Add coloring now, if you want your clay to be red or green or yellow. We usually leave ours white and then paint our little critters with acrylic hobby paints. Now, add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling salt water and stir hard to keep it from lumping up. Continue cooking the clay over low heat until it becomes stiff.
After the cooked clay is stiff, carefully turn it out onto a bread board with a big spoon. Let it cool completely and then knead it until it gets smooth. Now it’s ready to use. Or, you can wrap it up tightly in plastic and store it in an air tight container for a few days.
Your clay critters can be preserved by letting them air dry at room temperature for 3 or 4 days, or by baking them in the oven at 200 degrees F for about 2 hours. Remember, you promised not to use the stove without a grown up to help you.

To make Christmas tree decorations, roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick, then use cookie cutters to make ornament shapes. Use a toothpick to make a hole at the top for a string or ribbon. Bake until dry and decorate any way you want.

Write a Play – then invite some friends over and Act it OUT!

Tear Up Last Week’s
Newspaper and
Make Some Papier-Mache`

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup white flour
2/3 cup water
Newspaper strips
(torn about 1 1/2 inches wide)
A hint – newspaper tears best from top to bottom. If you’re not getting even strips easily –
turn the paper around and tear from the other direction.
A small disposable container of some sort to use as the base for your project. A little cereal box, an empty plastic milk carton or soda bottle, a strong balloon that’s partly inflated

Mix the flour and water in a good sized bowl. It should be about like thick glue when you’ve mixed it all up. If you want it to be thicker or thinner – add more flour or water a LITTLE bit at a time.
Put down a thick layer of newspaper to work on – so you won’t make a mess on the table. Dip a strip of newspaper into the paste, gently pull it through your fingers to take off any extra paste. Now put it smoothly on the base for your project. Repeat with another strip and this time crisscross or overlap the first strip. Repeat again and again, until the base is completely covered in newspaper strips and the whole thing is about 1/4 inch thick. Set it aside to dry thoroughly.
When your project is dry you can decorate it with poster paints or hobby acrylic paints, bits of braid, buttons, lace, ribbon or anything that pleases you.

Make Some Finger Paints

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup water
3 tablespoons glycerin
a few drops of food coloring in assorted colors
Mix the flour and water in a good sized bowl. Divide the mixture equally into three or four smaller bowls. In each small bowl – stir constantly as you add 1 tablespoon glycerin and a drop or two of food coloring.
Put down a thick layer of newspaper to work on – so you won’t make a mess on the table.
Set a dishpan or large bowl of water nearby to rinse off hands between colors. Have fun! Hint: Pictures of the Kid’s hand prints are a favorite on the fridge at our house – cause then we can see how big they’ve grown. One year we even got a white sweat shirt with everyone’s hand prints all over it in primary colors of acrylic hobby paint. We still love that one!

Have fun
:D


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41 thoughts on “Cool Activities and Fun Things for Kids to Do Indoors on a Rainy Day?

  1. Play a boardgame or make them play ddr. That’s what me and my niece did then I started telling her what to do. Like exercising moves and stuff lol
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  2. Spending time in the kitchen with your children can be creative and delicious! Cooking with parents allows children to learn valuable culinary skills that will last them a lifetime, develop good nutritional habits, channel their creative energies, improve coordination and dexterity through chopping and stirring, and gain a well-earned sense of pride (just watch them beam when they say, "I made it myself!").

    Bear in mind that dinner will take longer to prepare with your kids’ help. Indeed, the first few cooking sessions together, especially with young children, may involve more effort (and more mess!), so you’ll need to add an extra dash of patience and a splash of humor to your cooking experience.
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  3. for me , playing chess lol………think it was surf the internet
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  4. I don’t know how old your kids are. You could put together a scrapbook.
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  5. anything artsy, if you have girls, beadery can be a lot of fun!, but boys, and girls, also, painting or drawing can be fun. board games are great, too!
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  6. Have an indoor picnic! Find a room with a lot of windows, and lay out a blanket. Make little sandwiches and ask the kids what they’d like to do outside if it were sunny. Depending on their age, maybe they’d like to bring their stuffed animals to join in the fun?

    Or, give them each a camera and tell them to take pictures of the windows. It makes a pretty cool effect. 🙂
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  7. you could let them make up an imagination game where you imagine you are someone and then play like a story that that character was in.my 4 kids and my sister play that all the time
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    my 4 kids play it all the time

  8. Kids Love Music, If you have lot of space indoors choose some jumping games for them. Indoor swing, and Hide and seak is a fun game that kids Love

    How old are your kids?
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  9. Watch cartoons or movies. Play a game. Cool crafts. Jump on an indoor trampoline. Learn how to cook a favorite food. Play musical chairs. Play hide-n-seek. Play duck-duck goose. Call a friend or family member on the phone. Play some educational computer games (online or ones you buy out of store). Learn how to do a crossword or word search (word search will teach them how to spell words). Color in a coloring book.
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  10. Cooking somthing fun and watching a movie always works with kids. Allowing them to make a mess to clean up makes them happy.
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  11. get some bored games and coloring books and crafts that your kids can do. mostly girls but some times guys, if they r little like to play dress up. if they r older they can read a book or do some house work. if they have an instrument they should practice or they could just spend some quality time w/ their family, telling stories, reading a book aloud to the rest of the family. fun stuff that kids enjoy.
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  12. PLAY TWISTER , OR ANY BOARD GAMES IF YOU HAVE , OH UNO !!! MY KIDS LOVE UNO OR YOU CAN BAKE A CAKE OR COOKIES THAT’S A COOLTHING TO DO @ LEAST MY KIDS THINK SO !!!
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  13. hide n seek, play on the computer , scavenger hunts and play bord games
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    bord games such as monaply, shootsnladders and pick up sticks

  14. Well when i get stuck indoors on a rainy day i usually take twenty minutes and read a good book. What if there rooms a messy i usually make a game of it and turn on some tunes and play the clean up game which is basically singing " Where does this toy go?" and usually they would answer and usually put it away. Also i would play interactive games like crab soccer. That is always fun stuff
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  15. If you have one, play billiards. Or games like DDR, or Guitar Hero… If you don’t have those… Make them do chores.
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  16. connect the freckles on your body with a marker!
    make sock puppets!
    make paper bag puppets!
    watch cool movies! (Labyrinth!!!)
    make a little house out of food!
    try to memorize the alphabet backwards
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  17. Well you can always do arts and crafts. Or make some popcorn grab a movie turn out all the lights and play movie theatere. you can even just hang out and chat with your kids it really depends on there aga and likes/dislikes but thoose are some ideas you can try
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  18. u can do some baking or cooking,and involve them.im sure they will feel excited and cant wait to try the food at the end..
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  19. They could pretend to be an artist by drawing each others…..lots of fun and laughter there. Or every body could be in the kitchen baking cookies…kids love that. Or watch some new movies.
    Best wishes and good luck
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  20. One cool thing to do is plan an indoor picnic. You can let the children participate in baking or they can make their favorite snack, (with adult supervision) watch movies, or choose a craft. Making a picture album, or learn how to knit, crochet, quilting, for girls.These of course are not limited to just the girls, there are many male crafters also. Plan a day at the craft store and decide what would be interesting and fun. It could become something that would grow with the children and perhaps become something they would want to do even if it is not raining.
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  21. art projects are always a big hit! they are for any kid at any age and you will enjoy it too! if you type into your search engine kids crafts, you can find a lot of crafts your kids will enjoy. those sited also have printable coloring pages also for added fun! another thing that your kids might enjoy is picking a theme. like lets say pirates. make pirate hats out of newspaper, have them color pirate pages, make a treasure hunt and maps, and even some pirate shaped cookies!
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    work at a daycare for 3 years

  22. gather all the family pictures you took since your children were born untill today, gather them and watch the albums and tell a short story of each picture, children love to listen about their past as babies… or show them pictures of you and their dady, grandpas.. let them know thier family…etc i used to enjoy it with a projector on the wall… with all the lights off… it was so cool… i still remember those days and miss them as a grown up. enjoy!
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  23. Let them color,read stories to them,let them listen to music and let them dance together with you,play board games like candy land and etc.,let them eat,if they are sleepy let them take naps,buy uno attack and uno spin,buy them remote control cars,buy them cup stacks,and buy a new computer and buy them computer games like spongebob,Dora, backyard basketball,tycon3D.Just entertain them.
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  24. Think 80s…you’ll come up with something…what YOU used to do growing up back in….well whenever you grew up. Natural and unplugged stuff I presume…How about showering in the rain…kids love that…we used to do that a lot…run around outside in the downpours……Sweeeet.
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  25. help them cook, arts and crafts, writing a pretend story or try acting them out, if you have any pets, have them brush them, feed them, pet them, and if not, you should get a dog or a cat.
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  26. oh there are many things you can do play board games like long ones that take time to play like risk , scrabble,monopoly, etc. you can try puzzles i remember doing those alot when i didn’t have a t.v. there a lot fun. color. making cookies there a lot things for them do. go to your local library. i don’t know how old your kids are but this should be enjoyable for ages i think. hope this helped!
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  27. Make Some Water Colors and
    Paint a Picture
    Mix the vinegar and soda together in a little bowl; add the corn starch and glycerin when the soda stops foaming. Stir in the water a little at a time, until your paint seems about the right thickness. This makes about 1/4 cup of stuff. Divide it into three or four little jars (baby food jars are perfect) and add about a drop of food color to each one. We usually make red, yellow, blue and green. Now find some paper, a brush and have fun!

    Here’s what you’ll need for each color
    1 tablespoon of vinegar
    (either white or cider is OK)
    2 tablespoons of baking soda
    1 tablespoon of corn starch
    1/2 teaspoon Glycerin
    1 teaspoon of water
    2 drops of food coloring

    Blow Some Bubbles
    Make Your Own
    Here’s what you’ll need:
    1/2 liquid dishwashing detergent
    1 cup water
    2 drops food coloring
    Mix all the stuff together in a jar with a tight cover. Make a bubble wand using some wire, or use a purchased bubble pipe or wand. Store your bubbles at room temperature when you’re not using them.

    Here’s what you’ll need:
    A grown up person to HELP you.
    1/2 cup table salt
    (not kosher or sea salt)
    1/2 cup hot water
    1/2 cup cold water
    1/2 cup cornstarch
    a few drops of food coloring in 3 or 4 colors
    Make Some Play Clay
    and
    Create Critters
    Mix the salt and hot water in a large pan. PLEASE – don’t ever use the stove without a grown up to HELP you. OK? So.. ask your helper to bring the salt and water to a boil over high heat. Put the cold water in a small bowl and stir in the cornstarch. Add coloring now, if you want your clay to be red or green or yellow. We usually leave ours white and then paint our little critters with acrylic hobby paints. Now, add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling salt water and stir hard to keep it from lumping up. Continue cooking the clay over low heat until it becomes stiff.
    After the cooked clay is stiff, carefully turn it out onto a bread board with a big spoon. Let it cool completely and then knead it until it gets smooth. Now it’s ready to use. Or, you can wrap it up tightly in plastic and store it in an air tight container for a few days.
    Your clay critters can be preserved by letting them air dry at room temperature for 3 or 4 days, or by baking them in the oven at 200 degrees F for about 2 hours. Remember, you promised not to use the stove without a grown up to help you.

    To make Christmas tree decorations, roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick, then use cookie cutters to make ornament shapes. Use a toothpick to make a hole at the top for a string or ribbon. Bake until dry and decorate any way you want.

    Write a Play – then invite some friends over and Act it OUT!

    Tear Up Last Week’s
    Newspaper and
    Make Some Papier-Mache`

    Here’s what you’ll need:
    1 cup white flour
    2/3 cup water
    Newspaper strips
    (torn about 1 1/2 inches wide)
    A hint – newspaper tears best from top to bottom. If you’re not getting even strips easily –
    turn the paper around and tear from the other direction.
    A small disposable container of some sort to use as the base for your project. A little cereal box, an empty plastic milk carton or soda bottle, a strong balloon that’s partly inflated

    Mix the flour and water in a good sized bowl. It should be about like thick glue when you’ve mixed it all up. If you want it to be thicker or thinner – add more flour or water a LITTLE bit at a time.
    Put down a thick layer of newspaper to work on – so you won’t make a mess on the table. Dip a strip of newspaper into the paste, gently pull it through your fingers to take off any extra paste. Now put it smoothly on the base for your project. Repeat with another strip and this time crisscross or overlap the first strip. Repeat again and again, until the base is completely covered in newspaper strips and the whole thing is about 1/4 inch thick. Set it aside to dry thoroughly.
    When your project is dry you can decorate it with poster paints or hobby acrylic paints, bits of braid, buttons, lace, ribbon or anything that pleases you.

    Make Some Finger Paints

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup water
    3 tablespoons glycerin
    a few drops of food coloring in assorted colors
    Mix the flour and water in a good sized bowl. Divide the mixture equally into three or four smaller bowls. In each small bowl – stir constantly as you add 1 tablespoon glycerin and a drop or two of food coloring.
    Put down a thick layer of newspaper to work on – so you won’t make a mess on the table.
    Set a dishpan or large bowl of water nearby to rinse off hands between colors. Have fun! Hint: Pictures of the Kid’s hand prints are a favorite on the fridge at our house – cause then we can see how big they’ve grown. One year we even got a white sweat shirt with everyone’s hand prints all over it in primary colors of acrylic hobby paint. We still love that one!
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    Have fun
    😀

  28. well, as a kid, i liked to play ring-a-round the dead man. What you do is you get the kids in a line shortest to tallest! The person that is the shortest goes first. They are the dead person. Get a hulahoop and tell the dead person to get inside it and close thier eyes!Turn on your local pop or rock station and find a 100 percent appropriate song! Wait until it is over and get the child(ren) that are not the dead man to say, Now you got me….you wish! tell them to run a round with the dead man’s arm out. Tell them to dodge it!
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    me, myself, and i

  29. I have a 6 & 7 yr old. But we started this when they were younger. I pulled out about 25 – 3X5 cards and had them draw a picture on each of them.+ 2 cards; one saying "start" and the other "finish" Some of them I drew a + or – 2 spaces or a manners tip saying,"You burped and didn’t say excuse me, loose 1 turn." or something like that. Then we’d shuffle up the cards and lay them out on a table in a path like a board game. We’d each put an object on the start card and roll a die.

    The great thing about this game is that they play it over and over and it’s different every time. they keep shuffeling the cards and laying them out in different patterns and such.

    After they are finished we put them in a zip bag and save it for the next rain day.

    We’ve had to use them alot lately because we ae in the big wildfires in South GA. and they do not get tired of them easily.
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  30. well, it depends on how old the kids are. if your house is big enough, encourage your kids to play hide and seek in the whole house. And if your kids love music, keep your radio at full blast, let them dance, play around make mistakes, and generally learn their lesson. Mostly, parental instinct will tell you not to allow them to do this or that. But this is the best time to make the kids feel real free. To strive, to seek, to find……and you bet areal fun.
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  31. they could play board games,scavengers hunts,color. they can also learn to cook a mean without help.
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  32. arts & crafts
    smores over the oven
    take turns reading a paragraph from a book
    play music & dance
    watch a fitness show on TV and practice it togeather
    make PBJ sanwhiches
    pretend like its a resteraunt & order food, one kid gets drinks one kid makes the food one is the waiter
    play playstation all togeather, whoever wins gets to pick whats for dinner
    (WITH LOTS OF WARM CLOTHES!!) dance in the rain & splash in puddles
    go to the mall

    just spending time with your kids is great, good luck!!!!
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  33. playing games, getting messy with something like play doh, some like to get messy cooking and eating wot they made
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  34. My children liked to do crafts of all kinds, coloring, cutting gluing. Also, games and puzzles are fun. Maybe even blowing bubbles with bubble wands and liquid bubbles in the bottles. Play doh is sometimes a little messy, but it’s always fun
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    motherhood

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