30+ Fun & Easy Rainy Day Activities for Kids

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Rain in the forecast? I have you covered. Check out this list of amazing indoor and outdoor activities for a rainy day. Whether you decided to stay inside or slap on a rain coat, pants and boots and venture outdoors, this list has tons of fun ways to keep toddlers and preschoolers entertained in the wettest of weather.

Rainy Days Ahead

I seriously wish I had this list last summer! We were at the cottage for 15 days straight and it rained for 10 of those days! The days that it didn’t rain were bright and warm and we were able to swim and enjoy the lake. But the rainy days were much colder and so swimming was out of the question. We mostly stayed indoors and did a tons of activities. (I’m not partial to cold rainy days!) My husband took the littlest ones outside and fished. But if I had this list of outdoor activities to do in the rain, I would have been out there dancing up a storm with them!

So definitely bookmark this post or keep it in the back of your mind the next time you see rain in the forecast. Because once you read this fun and easy list you will never fear a day at home with your toddler or preschooler with rain clouds in the distance again!

Indoor Rainy Day Activities for Kids

  1. Giant Nail Salon – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Fizzy Shapes Sensory Bin
  1. Cotton Ball Flower Painting for Spring
  1. Super Easy Ice Sensory Bin
  1. Make an Aquarium: An Easy Art Activity
  1. Baby Doll Colouring Activity
  1. Baby Doll Haircuts Activity
  1. Balloon Bug Tennis
  1. Torn Paper Rain Boot Craft
  1. Paper Towel Roll Domino Challenge
  1. 2-Ingredient Silly Putty

12. Pillow Road

13. Mega Blok Jumping

14. Cardboard Box Fishing

  1. DIY Hallway Laser Maze {Indoor Fun For Kids} – Its always Autumn
  2. Gross Motor Activity for a Rainy Day: Walking on Pillows – Hands On As We Grow
  3. DIY Indoor Mini Golf Course – Days With Grey
  4. Play Dough – Happy Toddler Playtime

Outdoor Rainy Day Activities for Kids

  1. Fizzy Frog Puddles

  1. Puddle Splash Spring Art – Lemon Lime Adventures
  2. Rainy Day Outdoor Play Ideas – Fire Flies and Mud Pies
  3. Rain Painting – Housing A Forest
  1. Awesome Outdoor Rainy Day Activities for Toddlers – Toddler Approved
  2. Monster Puddles – Growing a Jewled Rose
  3. Make and sail Soda Bottle Boats – The Pinterested Parent
  4. Mud Painting – Twin Mom Refreshed

  1. Draw with wet Chalk – Happy Hooligans
  2. Rain Boot Printing {Process Art For Chilly Days} – Mommy Baby Play
  3. Invitation to Build: Create a Dam – Kitchen Floor Crafts
  4. An Invitation to Play in the Rain – How We learn
  5. Make Your Own Puddle and Mud Tidal pool – Buggy and Buddy
  6. Make Paper boats and sail them in the puddles
  1. Rainy Day Fun: Science Experiment – Confidence Meets Parenting


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