As the heavens open up and release a deluge of precipitation, don’t allow yourself to fall into the trap of ennui. Just because the inclement weather is keeping you indoors doesn’t mean that your day has to be monotonous. Fear not, for you have stumbled upon a veritable treasure trove of amusement and stimulation in the form of this very blog post! Peruse the following compendium of diversions that are sure to engross and captivate you and your cherished companions for countless hours – or perhaps even days on end! So why not give them a try and allow the entertainment to ensue?
Create your own board game
There are a lot of great board games out there, but sometimes you want to try something new. This indoor activity lets your imagination run wild and gives your kids a chance to create something personal for them.
What you’ll need:
- Marker pens
- Multi-colored square post-it notes or construction paper
- You will need a large roll of paper or cardboard to make your poster. This can be plain, or you can use some decorative wrapping paper.
- A single die
- Playing pieces are small objects that you can move around the board. These can be coins, toys, buttons, or other game pieces.
Making the game:
- Unroll your paper over a large flat surface. Cut it to the size that you want it to be.
- Let your children create their own game path. They can do this by placing post-it notes (or construction paper cut into squares) on the large “board.” They can mix up the order of the different colors however they want. Once they’re happy with the positions, glue each square onto the board to secure it.
- You can use paper squares to make game instructions or actions. For example, you could have your kids: hop on one leg across the room, spin around three times, create a unique beat by drumming on the table, sing a song lyric and others name that song, name the countries in the UK, answer multiple choice questions, invent a creature by combining two animals, etc.
- Leave most of the game path squares blank, but on some of them, write movement blockers or adjusters such as “move backward/forwards 3”, “miss a turn,” or “roll again.”
- Come up with your own family rules for who goes first, what to do if someone can’t make an activity and any other fun rules. This will help ensure everyone is happy and knows their expectations.
Playing the game:
- Roll the die and move along the board according to the number shown.
- You will pick a card the same color as the space you landed on for every turn. Then follow the instructions on that card. If you can’t do what the card says, check your rules to see what to do instead.
- The winner is the first player to reach the end and do the final action correctly.
Scale modeling together
No matter how old your children are, scale modeling can be a great way to bond with them and work on a long-term project. It can keep you busy on rainy days.
Our easy-to-follow scale models, like the famous 1:16 scale Fokker Dr.I Red Baron plane, come with simple instructions to help you and your children build a model the whole family can be proud of. And if you’re looking for more challenging indoor activities, look at our wide range of large-scale model kits!
Baking or cooking together
Yes, baking or cooking with your children can be messy. But this is a fun activity that will keep them entertained while rewarding them with a delicious meal or baked treats. We think that’s worth it!
There are many fun indoor activities that you can do. You can play board games, build scale models, or cook. All of these activities are fun and will keep you entertained. The important thing is to have fun and not just focus on the result. What are your favorite indoor activities? Share them in the comments and on our social media channels!
What are some fun indoor activities for families on rainy days?
There are many fun indoor activities for families on rainy days. Some popular ideas include playing games, watching movies or TV shows, reading books, visiting a museum or art gallery, or engaging in creative projects such as arts and crafts. Many schools and public libraries offer free or discounted admission to their facilities on rainy days.
How can I keep my kids occupied on a rainy day?
One option for keeping your kids occupied on a rainy day is to have them do arts and crafts. You can provide them with various materials and let them get creative. Another option is to have them play games or read books. You can also take them outside to play in the rain if the weather permits.
What are some art projects for kids on a rainy day?
Check out these kid-friendly art projects that are perfect for a rainy day:
- Make a paper mache globe
- Paint with washable paint
- Create a collage with magazine clippings
- Draw or paint on a large piece of paper taped to the floor
- Make a bird feeder from empty yogurt containers and pine cones
- Cut out shapes from colorful construction paper and glue them to a piece of black paper to create a suncatcher
Are there any educational activities for kids on rainy days?
Yes, there are many educational activities for kids on rainy days. Some examples include reading books, playing board games, or doing puzzles.
What are some games to play indoors with family on a rainy day?
Board games, card games, and puzzles are all great options for indoor family fun on a rainy day. Some other fun ideas include making crafts, playing with modeling clay, watching movies or TV shows, or reading stories together.