For kids a rainy day is equivalent to an overnight stay in the clanker! It is no fun being stuck in the house, especially on a weekend. For parents, a rainy day equates to bored children who seem more hyperactive and disobedient than normal. So rather than allow the rain to shut you in, turn up the fun rainy days with these family-friendly, indoor activities.
Nothing is more fun than dad being out-of-tune. But there is no judgment because we are all family. If you have a karaoke machine, actually use it. Most game consoles have karaoke games and microphone accessories, so get busy and sing.
2. Family Idol
Forget the constraints of scrolling words on the screen, just get up there and dance. Each person can entertain the family with a song, dance, speech, joke, poetry, or a monologue.
3. Garage Playground
Pull out the cars (your car will survive a rainy day), and let the kids utilize the garage as their indoor playground. If you have a trampoline, bring it inside. Let them ride their bikes and scooters around. Put up your camping tent in the middle of the garage. They’ll be busy for hours, and you’ll be able to relax on your rainy day.
4. Pottery and Crafts
Do your kids enjoy painting, coloring, or pottery? Rainy days are the perfect time to work on those arts and crafts skills.
Improv is more than just actors with impeccable comedic timing. Improv is about letting go, being spontaneous, and developing quick wit and responses. There are many improv games that you can play with your kids such as: body movements (ex. move like a piece of seaweed), and name an animal that starts with the last letter of the last word the person before you said. Got that!? Improv is fun for all ages, fun, and will keep your family entertained for hours.
6. Architectural Digest
Build towers out of marshmellows and toothpicks, or a parking deck out of cardboard.
Outline a life-size Tic-Tac-Toe board with tape, and have a ball. Actually you can use a ball or hockey puck for the “O” and popsicle sticks formed into a cross for the “X.”