Rainy weather shouldn’t stop you from having some fun! A thunderstorm or a rainy day is the perfect time to try a new craft or do fun activities together.

When the kids are bored, bust out this list of 25 Things to Do on a Rainy Day to keep you busy!

  1. Have a dance party.
  2. Do a fun craft. Have a bin full of craft items handy for times like these.
  3. Paint a big picture together.
  4. Dress up in your best outfit (or silly outfits) and take pictures of each other.
  5. Organize your photos into albums.
  6. Get some magazines and let the kids create a collage.
  7. Play a board game.
  8. Read a book.
  9. Do exercises together.
  10. Draw portraits of each other.
  11. Play video games together.
  12. Do crossword puzzles.
  13. Have the kids go through their rooms and find items to donate.
  14. Make play dough from scratch.
  15. Play I Spy.
  16. Let your kids paint your nails and do your makeup; take turns.
  17. Watch old baby videos.
  18. Meditate with the kids – or try to at least.
  19. Look through old photo albums.
  20. Have the kids draw pictures or write letters to a family member or friend and mail them out.
  21. Bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
  22. Set up an indoor scavenger hunt.
  23. Create a scrapbook for each child; have them decorate the cover and add the content.
  24. Watch a movie and make popcorn.
  25. Have a nap!


Make sure to check out 50 Things to Do with Kids Outside


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Dianne / Smilenwaven Reply

    Great list!! Should be getting lots of use this summer! ;(

    • Sadly yes! It hasn’t been the best weather this year. Boo. Hiss.

  2. This list is amazing! I love your posts.
    Can I translate it in Japanese and introduce it in my blog (about parenting)?
    I believe this article is really helpful since it’s rainy season in Japan.

    If you are okay, I will translate it and put a link to your blog.

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