Be Prepared with Rainy Summer Day Activities at Home
Random rain storms happen in Florida so it’s always good to have a backup plan for when it happens. Sometimes it’s only fifteen minutes, other times it can be the majority of the day. No worries, though I’ve put together a list of activities to help you find something to do if rain interrupts your day that and they are sure to help keep the kids from going stir crazy.
Easy Rainy Summer Day Activities
- Camp in. Put the sleeping bags on the floor and have a family slumber party.
- Experiment with new hairdos. Let the kids try out non-permanent colors, braids, or a spiked, gelled look.
- Build a fort. Put pillows in the living room or cardboard boxes in the yard.
- Rearrange the furniture. Give the kids’ graph paper and have them draw out a plan first.
- Make a time capsule. Have each family member write down something they are grateful for and include a special item in the time capsule. Then, store it away until a designated date. You can open it as early as Thanksgiving or as far off as high school graduation.
- Play a card game. Choose from crazy eights, spoons, go fish, or even poker. Take your pick.
- Have breakfast in bed. Take turns being the server and the served.
- Hold marble races. Use an old pool noodle as the track. Simply cut it in half, making two tracks of equal length. Then, race the marbles down the tracks to see who has the fastest one.
- Make paper airplanes. See whose airplane goes the farthest.
- Get an origami book and fun paper. Create fun animals and shapes. Give them to friends or family members as gifts.
- Play charades. Turn all the summer drama into a game.
- Break out your movie collection or use Netflix. Have a movie marathon complete with popcorn.
- Build a Lego castle. Clear off a table and make it a family project. Work on it all summer.
- Set a goal and complete a home project. Whether it is cleaning the garage, organizing the basement, or redecorating the spare bedroom, find ways to let the kids help.