Summer is known to be a hot and fun season! However, there are still days rainy days and gloomy days that may hinder plans. It is upsetting, but it’s even worse when your activities are outside. To help make a gloomy day brighter, I give you eight fun family activities on a rainy day!
Fun Family Activities On A Gloomy Day
Indoor Treasure Hunt– You can get note cards and write fun rhymes that will lead to the next clue until you get to a great treasure, like ice cream or chocolate coins! You can find some example ideas at scavenger-hunt-fun.com. Nothing gets the kids excited like rushing to find the next clue and figure it out.
Create a Family Cook Book– Have tons of recipes and want to clean them up? Use a blank journal to insert recipes with family photos and alphabet stickers. Need instructions check out livecrafteat.com.
Make a Pillow Fort– with the use of couch pillows and a few sheets you and your kids can make a pillow fort and watch movies under it.
Homemade S’mores– Using marshmallows, graham cracker and chocolate bars, you can make s’mores in the oven.
Old School Movie Night– Have any movies you loved as a child? A lot of movies can be downloaded or streamed straight from the internet. Show your kids movies you loved as a child, it’s a great way to bond.
Custom crayons– Do your children have a lot of crayons that are in pieces or almost gone? Take the old crayons, remove paper, place in muffin pans and let the magic begin. Crayons will melt in the oven and your children will have custom colors for a whole new coloring adventure. Interested in the details? Check out this tutorial for how to upcycle crayons.
Bake Sweets– Bake cookies and other sweets to give to the people that get caught in the rain, like postal workers and other people that deliver goods to your own.
I hope this list of family activities on a gloomy day and that it provides you with a full day of fun! Which of the family activities are your favorite? Do you have anything special you do with your children on rainy days?