25 Rainy Day Activities For Small Children

Every parent needs a few rainy day activities for small children up their sleeve. Because, let’s face it, parents dread rainy days. Keeping a child happy indoors usually feels impossible. It’s practically a full time job and takes patience and creativity to keep kids engaged and interested. When you are stuck inside, it may seem like there isn’t much to do. However, in this article, you will find that everyday ordinary household items, like toilet paper rolls and dishwashing soap, can be transformed into something fun. Here you will find 25 rainy day activities for small children.

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Build a Fort


Gather as many blankets and pillows as you can and build a fort in your living room. Use chairs and other furniture to help keep the structure up. If you would like, you can add sleeping bags to entice the kids into taking a mid day nap.


Sensory Games


Cut a hole in a shoe box big enough to fit a small hand. Place items like play dough, slim, a hair brush or a stuffed animal inside. Let the kids take turns guessing what is hiding inside the box. You can also let the kids decorate the box with paint or markers.




Playing with bubbles is another activity where paper towels rolls or toilet paper rolls come in handy. Adding water to dishwashing soap will make the perfect bubble mixture. Place the mixture on a plate and start blowing bubbles. See who can blow the biggest bubble.



Indoor bowling will work best in your kitchen or living room. Line up empty water bottles or paper towel rolls and grab a small or medium sized bouncy ball and start playing. To make the game a little harder you can add water to the bottles or place the paper towel rolls on top of each other.


Make Slime


The process of actually making the slime and playing with the slime will keep the kids occupied for hours. The best part is it only takes three ingredients. Make sure you have a bottle of 6 oz glue, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 1/2 TBSP of Contact Lens Solution.  You can always add glitter or food dye if you want to add color.

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