5 Things We Love- Rainy Day Activities

Rain from below (Berne, Suisse)Creative Commons License Fred Mancosu

The clouds roll in and the rain starts falling with no sign of stopping. When you have kids confined in the house this is no longer a cozy day on the couch with a cup of tea.

It may be your goal just to HAVE an intact couch at the end of the day. Being confined with no way to run can make good kids crazy, wound up, grumpy, and maybe a little bit accidentally destructive.

So how do you stop the trouble before it starts? Have a go to list of activities for rainy days. Something special they don’t get to do all the time. Here are 5 bloggers’ great ideas for kid activities we think fit the bill!


Animal Emotion Dice– by Gluesticks

Roll the emotion dice and the animal dice and act out the result! Giggles are sure to ensue. Make a couple of each dice so you can mix and match for longer playtime.

Printmaking with String Art

Paint with String Art- by Trish at Inspiration Laboratories

Help your kids make their own stamp. String, glue, and the side of a cereal box and your in business. We’re totally trying this one, I’m excited to see what he comes up with!

Galaxy Playdoh by Fairy Dust

Been there done that with Playdoh? Try this new take. She adds stars and other fun planet accessories in the mix. This would be fun using using a blue ocean theme, or your kids’ favorite color and different color glitter for them to roll through too.

Spaghetti Broom Painting by Blog Me Mom

Instructions on how to make your very own spaghetti broom! Gives some variety to your painting activities, makes it just a little silly, and maybe keeps hands a little cleaner!

The String Game by Making Boys Men

Her blog has a mess rating on the post- I love that. This activity rates low! What better way to serve up snack (or a treat) than putting down a no hands challenge? The pictures on this post are great and I can imagine it would be entertaining for everyone involved.

Five great ideas to beat your rainy day! (Or soon enough- your snow day!)

What favorite rainy day activities do you have in your house?

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  • Dalayna Dillon August 31, 2012, 10:24 am

    Hey ladies, thanks for joining in on the Friday Chaos blog party! So glad you linked up with us, and I get to follow you! Wahoo!
    I also wanted to let you know about a coffee mug swap that I am hosting. It is a different spin on the idea that lets you get to know other bloggers better. And you get a pretty new mug just in time for fall! Score! Today is the last day to sign up and I would absolutely love to have you. I am hoping to get 50 swappers, the more the merrier! Here is where you can get all the deets and sign up to join: http://yellowumbrelladesign.blogspot.com/2012/08/coffee-mug-swap.html
    Love bloggin’ with ya. Talk to you soon 😀

  • Hannah @ Making Boys Men August 31, 2012, 1:12 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring us, I love the two painting ideas I’m off to pin them so I can try them out next rainy day. Thanks!

    • onceuponasewingmachine August 31, 2012, 3:36 pm

      My kids love to paint but it tends to..devolve…fun ideas like this may save me from the body painting! Thanks for stopping by to check out the post!

  • kerry August 31, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Thanks for linking up at the Friday Chaos this week
    Have a nice weekend 🙂

    • onceuponasewingmachine August 31, 2012, 3:34 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

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