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10 Rainy Weather Activities to Do With Your Kids

Rainy weather has hit Fresno, and it’s here to stay for a few days. If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids entertained, we’ve come up with a few fun ways to spend time inside with your kids until the sun decides to shine again! These ten rainy weather ideas can be adapted to be suited for kids (and adults!) of any age.

10 Rainy Weather Activities

Here’s our list of things to do with your kids while you’re stuck inside during this weather:

Create a scavenger hunt that leads to a hidden treat or treasure.

Depending on how hard you make your scavenger hunt, this could possibly keep your kids entertained for hours! Scavenger hunts can be easily adapted to fit any age and/or capabilities of your child, and they make a fun and engaging challenge.

Put together a play about the rainy weather, and have your kids tell the story either in costume or with homemade puppets.

Plays and puppet shows give your child the chance to be creative in more than one way. They can create costumes, draw or paint sets, write scripts, and act out their stories all at once. Putting on a theatrical show gives them a chance to be creative in a way that they are comfortable with. You can buy the HABA puppet theater in this video here, or make your own at home.

Have a movie night with your kids’ favorite snacks and movies.

Movies are a great way to pass the time as well as spend quality family time together. There are so many fun ways to take an ordinary movie night and make it extraordinary! You can add fun or themed snacks, make an indoor kid’s drive-in theater, turn it into a movie marathon, and so much more.

Bake a fun treat, and let the kids help.

Baking is a fun way to not only have fun, but it’s also a great way to teach your kids something new at the same time. You can bake any kind of treat or even just make a healthy snack together.

Have a rainy weather dance party with some kid-friendly tunes

Who doesn’t love a dance party? Dancing is a great way to get excess energy out while still having tons of fun in the process! Just put on your kid’s favorite tunes and shake it out.

Make a blanket fort in your living room to play in.

What kid doesn’t love a blanket fort? Though let’s be honest, building a blanket fort can be fun for adults too! You can use pillows, blankets, and anything else to make a cozy fort for you and your kids to play in.

Play a board game or start a puzzle.

Board games make for great family bonding moments. You can play a family favorite, or take the time to learn a new game together. Puzzles are also a great way to add some problem-solving skills to your rainy day activities.

Take a virtual field trip

Mommy Poppins has this great list of historic places around the world you can visit for free through a virtual tour. Although these experiences are even better if you have a virtual reality headset, you can go on these tours right from your computer also!

Go bowling at home.

Get creative by making a home bowling alley! This can potentially keep your family entertained for hours, and you can easily customize your bowling alley to fit kids of any age. All you need for a simple bowling alley is a ball and either empty soda bottles or another light, but sturdy object to use as the pins.

Build an obstacle course, and see who can complete it the fastest.

Parents.com has a great article on how to turn your living room into an obstacle course for your kids. You can create as easy or as challenging as a course as you like. There are tons of games you can incorporate into your obstacle course such as seeing who can complete it the fastest, making it a bit more challenging each time you go through it, or by playing the Floor is Lava.


Which of these ideas would you most like to try with your family? Looking for something to do in Fresno once the weather is clear? Check out Things to Do in Fresno!

About Ashley Parker

Ashley is a Content Creator at WorldLight Media LLC. She has a degree in English, and experience in many creative fields. She loves spending time with her family, reading, video games, board games, and Dungeons and Dragons. She is married with two human babies and two fur babies.