What can you do if you are stuck inside on a rainy day and you have bored kids in the house? Just because it’s raining, doesn’t mean that you and your child can’t have fun!
You can make the most of the monsoons with some of these fun rainy day activities with your toddler. Take a look.
Top 10 Rainy Day Activities For Toddlers
Sail a paper boat: Sometimes there is joy in doing simple things like sailing a paper boat in a puddle! Haven’t we all enjoyed that as kids? The first part of this activity starts indoors as your toddler builds a paper boat. You can take your little one outdoors to find a puddle and spend some time sailing paper boats. What’s more you can re-live your childhood all over again with your little one. Just make sure you and your child are dressed in proper rain gear and apply a mosquito-repellent spray on the little one to safeguard him/her from mosquitoes.
Go for a nature walk: Backyards and gardens are magical places where curious little children can explore and discover new things, plants, and creatures when it rains. It’s a perfect time to collect flowers and leaves for an indoor rainy day activity. Don’t forget to include mosquito repellent patches for protecting your little one from pesky mosquitoes while they are in the backyards.
Start a do-it-yourself project: Do-it-yourself projects are apt for the little ones when seeking things to do on rainy days. Homemade project ideas like making a pen-stand using ice-cream sticks or creating things out of waste material is a great way to spend a rainy day.
Get cosy and read rainy day books: If it’s too cold or stormy, you and your child can snuggle up with a warm cup of milk and a good rainy day book to read. Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre, Worm Weather by Jean Taft, Raindrop. Plop! by Wendy Cheyenne Lewison, and Pam Paparone and When the Wind Blows by Linda Booth Sweeney are some great recommendations for such a day.
Bake and decorate: Don’t worry if the rains cancel all your outdoor plans. Staying indoors can be the perfect time to try and get creative in the kitchen with your little one. You can whip up some easy bakes like cookies and cakes, and let your child help you with the baking.
Have a dance party: Kids love music and dancing to their favourite tracks. It’s the best way to keep them active when I they can’t go to the playground, you can choose your kid’s favourite tracks, blast the music, and get grooving with your child.
Try out a jigsaw puzzle: Kids love solving jigsaw puzzles. There are plenty of jigsaw puzzles available as per a child’s age group. Buy one of those for a rainy day and enjoy fixing the pieces of the puzzle with your child. This is not just a great way to bond with your little one but its also imroves their fine motor skills.
Have a makeover party: You cantake out your old makeup kit, nail polishes, hairbrushes, some scarves and hats and experiment with a new style! Allow your child to give you a make over and let them get creative!
Go on a treasure hunt: Althougha treasure hunt takes a bit of time and effort on your part, the little ones will really have fun.All you need to do is hide the treasure somewhere in the house, preferably where it cannot be found easily, write some clues and hide them around the house. Let the clues lead them to the treasure.
Try a science experiment: At-home science experiments are a great activity to occupy curious little minds on rainy afternoons. Plus, they will be fascinated by the magic of science and colourful potions. You can experiment with things in your kitchen or even but one of the science kits that are available
Staying at home can be fun too if you’re armed with the right indoor activities for the little ones. Use these tips to have a fun rainy day bonding time with your child.