“I’m bored”. No one likes to hear that sad sounding b word. It usually means the eye rolls, shoulder shrugs, and overall blah attitude have taken over. Here are 17 sure ways to avoid boredom at all costs. It’s time to get creative and have fun with our list of rainy day activities your kids will actually love!
Use some pillows and a pair of dad-size T-shirts to “sumo wrestle“.
Let your kids have fun painting – and then eating – rainbow toast. The “paint” is made by combining condensed milk and food coloring, and gives the toast a slightly sweet taste. Try it out on Easter Day!
Break out the masking tape and lay out games on your carpeted floor.
Make an unconventional paper plane…with a straw. Have fun flying!
Put a bar of soap in the microwave and make a soap cloud!
Create your own stickers!
Transform a pool noodle into a marble racetrack.
Make and exchange fast and easy-to-make friendship bracelets.
Use giant ziploc bags to create no-mess art.
Conduct science experiments using soda, candy, and balloons.
Make your own Play Dough.
Upcycle baby food jars into LEGO storage jars.
Create a time capsule. Have the kids include a letter to their future selves with information like their grade in school, their best friends’ names, hobbies they enjoy, favorite movies, songs, and more. Don’t forget to include a few momentos and photos.
Enjoy the endless possibilities of sock puppets.
Build a fort in your living room.
Have a dance party!