Few things can ruin your plans for the day like a change in the weather. Children stuck indoors can often feel frustrated or worse, bored. Don’t worry though, we’ve come up with some great rainy-day activities that the whole family will love!
Although many parents will try to ration screen time, you can afford to relax a little on days with bad weather. After all, there are few better excuses to watch a few cartoons than on a rainy day. Simply get some of your children’s favourite free kids cartoons ready and enjoy!
Visit the theatre
Seeing live theatre is a truly special experience, so why not enjoy it when you can use it to shelter from the elements? During school breaks and holidays, there will be plenty of shows available for your children to enjoy!
Go to the movies
Who doesn’t love a trip to the movies? Fresh popcorn, the big screen, comfy chairs, and of course – a roof over your head to keep the rain out. Speak to your children to see if there are any movies that they would like to see or take a look online for what’s showing near you.
Cook up a storm
Baked goods and sweet treats are always delicious, but they taste especially good when made at home on a rainy day. Run to the store with an umbrella, gather some supplies, and get ready to have some fun in the kitchen with your children. Make sure that the recipe that you choose is simple to follow so that your children can follow along and get involved.
Visit a museum
Museums are just as much for adults as they are for children. They are immersive experiences that will engage all of your children’s senses while teaching them about various topics like science, history, culture, and more! Plus, museums are indoors, making them ideal for a rainy day.
Enjoy some story time
Books are a great way to kill some time when the weather isn’t on your side. Either set your children up with a book or gather them around and read a book with them. This way you can explore different worlds and stories with your children while forgetting the weather outside.
Lastly, there are plenty of indoor games that you can use to pass the time – the only limits are your creativity. Got a ball – why not play indoor soccer? Looking for adventure? You can create a scavenger hunt. There are of course other classics, like hide and seek or building a blanket fort that your children will love too.
Next time you think the rain may ruin your plans, remember the tips in this guide and you’ll be able to enjoy a day with your family – no matter the weather.