Crafts & Activities Parenting

Rainy Day Activities

March 6, 2019
List of Activities for those days you cant go outside. Fun Rainy and snowy day activities.

Welcome to the Rainy Day Activity Section of my Blog!

As my readers grow, so will this blog post.  Visit this page anytime you need a quick activity for those days you are stuck inside with your kids or need 10 minutes to get something done around the house.

If you are visiting this page, you might also be interested in following me on Instagram and Facebook where new activities are posted weekly and then written up right here!

Additionally, to have a well-stocked craft and activity center in your house, make sure to check-out this blog post to ensure you have most of the supplies needed for all kid-related craft activities as described below.

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Salad Spinner Artwork

Salad Spinner Artwork: Rainy Day Activities for those days you are stuck inside with your kids.

Salad Spinner Artwork

Supplies:

  • Paints
  • White Paper Cut in half (to fit into spinner)
  • Salad Spinner
Salad Spinner Artwork: Rainy Day Activities for those days you are stuck inside with your kids.

Salad Spinner Artwork: Step-By-Step

Directions:

  1. Place paper at the bottom of the salad spinner.
  2. Place strainer over the paper followed by pump top.
  3. Start pumping the salad spinner starts to circulate.
  4. Once desired speed is reached, pour paint into the spinner.
  5. Place the cover back on and increase speed.
  6. Remove paper to see your design!

Ping Pong Maze

Rainy Day Activities for those days you are stuck inside with your kids.

Rainy Day Activity: Ping Pong Maze

Supplies:

  • Cardboard box
  • Paper
  • Sharpie
  • Tape and/or glue
  • Ping Pong (or a golf ball or any small ball)

Directions:

  1. Cut paper horizontally to make 5 different-sized strips.
  2. Fold strips so they create a circle, tape into the box, leaving enough space in between each strip so that a ball can roll around.
  3. Write numbers on the outside of strips to create a maze your child can follow.
  4. Drop ball into the maze, tipping the box left to right, try moving your ball through strips 1 to 5.

Contact Paper Masterpiece

Contact Paper Artwork and Masterpiece. Rainy Day Activities for those days you are stuck inside with your kids.

Contact Paper Artwork

Supplies:

  • Contact Paper
  • Tape
  • Art Supplies (we used buttons, pom poms, stickers, post-it notes, sticky paper, foam paper, and cotton balls)

Directions:

  1. Tape contact paper to a wall or surface, sticky side out.
  2. Spread all supplies so your child can grab materials they want and let them create their artwork by pushing the art materials onto the sticky surface.

I Spy Binoculars

Rainy Day Activities: I Spy Binoculars.

I Spy Binoculars

Supplies:

  • Paper towel roll
  • String
  • Glue
  • Decorating Supplies (we used markers, stickers, buttons, and pom poms)

Instructions:

  1. Cut paper towel roll in half.
  2. Have kids decorate however they see fit, helping little hands along the way with glue.
  3. Take the string and glue one end inside the paper towel roll and then glue the other end inside the other roll to make a “necklace” Binoculars should hang like a pendant on a necklace.
  4. When the glue has dried, voila!  Place binoculars over the child’s shoulders and let the exploring begin!

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Rainy Day Activities for those days you are stuck inside with your kids.

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