Who says a rainy day means you need to stay indoors? There are plenty of family fun activities that can be enjoyed on days such as this, when the clouds are out and the rain is coming down! If you don’t have lightning in the area, then throw on some raincoats, grab the umbrellas, and head outdoors with these rainy day activity ideas.
5 Rainy Day Activities for Kids
Make Your Own Rain Gauge
Take a clear pasta sauce jar or similar jar and rinse it out well. Take a ruler and tie it to the jar with string or yarn. When the rain begins to come down, place the rain gauge outside to catch it. Make a prediction of how much rain you think there will be. When the rain stops, check your gauge and measure.
Gather the Drops Game
Pass out small sandwich baggies to each child. Have the children head outside and see who can catch the most rain in five minutes. Bring the baggies back in and pour them into a measuring cup to see who was able to catch the most.
Rain Drop Art
Put some generous dabs of water color paint or food coloring on a piece of paper. Set the paper out in the rain and let the rain do the rest. It will smear the colors and cause them to run, creating a unique piece of art!
Give children sponges and a little dish soap. Let them lather up their bikes and take them through the rain for a fun rinse!
Wet Nature Walk
Give each child an umbrella (kids love holding umbrellas!) and go on a wet nature walk. Look for the rings as the raindrops fall in puddles, look for worms coming out, and look for mud forming. Nature is lovely when it rains, so go outside and take a peek.
See how easy it is to enjoy the rain in a way that is fun and frugal? Give these five rain activities for kids a try this spring and see how rainy days can be just as enjoyable as sunny ones! By the way, there are some seriously CUTE raincoats for kids on Amazon here!
What’s your favorite outdoor activity to do on rainy days?