Fun Indoor Rainy Day Activities For Parents and Kids

With the rainy season, it is almost impossible to go out. Staying at home 24 hours, seven days a week is a tedious process for parents with young children. Kids get fussy from time to time, especially when locked inside the confinements of your house during the rainy season. Here are some fun activities you can do with your toddler while the rainy days take over the summer. These are fun for parents too!

1. Canvas Swap with your Kids

For this activity, you need the same amount of canvases/paper as the number of people participating. Each person has their canvas/paper and must draw/paint anything of their choice for precisely one minute using a timer. Then, everyone rotates their canvas/paper clockwise and continues the artwork without knowing what the previous person intends to draw. Continue this for a few rounds and watch the weirdest art come to life! The fun part is knowing that more than one person contributed to each canvas.

2. Make a blanket fort

This is a super fun activity for kids, providing something new for them. To make a blanket fort, you only need blankets, rugs, sheets and pillows. Lots of them. Drape blankets over some chairs or any high pieces of furniture you have and place the other mats and sheets on the floor with pillows on the side to hold our fort up. Now you and your children have a cosy, safe space to do anything! You can play board games, colour, or watch a movie. Watching a movie inside a fort while it is raining outside is a feeling your kids will never forget.

3. Baking/Cooking

Kids are always interested in adult life and, for some reason, love the idea of cooking! Asking them to help you bake a cake for the whole family is a great way to bond with them. Find out what is going on in their tiny little brain of theirs. Baking is a safer option because most of the process does not include heat and knives. The smell of warm cookies on a cold rainy day will comfort you and your children.

4. Scavenger Hunt

This is more time-consuming but worth it. Plan a scavenger hunt for your kids and at each step, let them find a small present or a snack. Even a tiny piece of chocolate will suffice. This will keep your kids on their toes and build curiosity in them. Also, it’s always good to face a mental challenge once in a while. If you need help with thinking of clues, visit this website: https://www.thespruce.com/indoor-treasure-hunt-for-children-1695332 

5. Sensory Bins

This one is my personal favourite. Fill up a basket or a tub with rice/or any other material like rice. Next, put small toys inside the rice and submerge them entirely. Hand the tub to your child and ask them to find all the small toys. Make sure you keep count, so you know when the game finishes. A sensory bin is perfect for kids as it keeps them engaged and focused. It also aids in heightening their senses. You can also turn this into a competition if you have more than one child. It’s fun to watch your kids do an activity like this!

Last Words

Since we cannot take our kids out, it is essential to encourage growth, focus and curiosity within your child. There are easy ways to do this, even though playing outside is impossible. For example, plopping your kids in front of the TV or sacrificing your phone to them for a while might work out in the short run. But there’s only so much it can do. Eventually, kids get restless, so try some of these activities!

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