The British weather is notoriously fickle and typically it will pour with rain when you have a sunny day activity planned, so it pays to have some last-minute rainy day activities that you can do with things you have in the house. We have a large crafty stash so often turn to that, but I appreciate this isn’t the case for everyone. So I have put together 10 rainy day activities that need minimal or no planning at all and are perfect for unexpected rainy days.
It is so important to not let rainy days or the weather get us down. Sometimes we can have something planned for the day and then it rains and we feel disappointed. However, we have some amazing quick set up activities that you can do with the kids instead.
- Learn how to bubble write
- Do some colouring in
- Write a book report
- Try some decoupage
- Write a letter to a penpal
- Make fingerprint art
- Plan and cook a meal
- Make a masking tape race track or town
- Make your own play dough
- Make paper flowers
The rain’s put a dampener on your day (quite literally)? Don’t worry! We’re here to brighten your mood with our list of activities and things to do on a rainy day.
This list of rainy day activities will help you to make sure you don’t miss out on a minute of fun. Which will you try first?
Looking for more ideas, then Cass at Frugal Family has some more great rainy day ideas on her blog and I have over 100 ideas for indoor play.
But you don’t need to stay in as we have some ace activity ideas for getting out and about no matter what the weather.
bubble write? I need to learn that too! have no idea what that is..
Phew glad you said that Ned! Me neither! Or do you mean that handwriting style – sausagey letters?
Great ideas x
Some great tips. Writing letters to penpals is on our list today, even though the sun’s out! 😀
Great ideas. I also think sometimes part of an unplugged summer is to just get wet, though!
I loved your post.Thanks Again. Really Great.
Bubble writing sounds like a lot of fun!