50 Things to Do When it Rains

We asked our readers to share their best ideas for indoor rainy day activities and here's what they had to offer. Keep kids occupied through all those cold and rainy days when everyone is trapped inside with these fun things to do!

1. Play board games

2. Cuddle up with a big pile of books and read stories

3. Bake

4. Build a LEGO village

5. Play indoor basketball or soccer

6. Take out the Play-Doh

7. Play video games

8. Have a dance party

9. Decorate cookies or cupcakes

10. Take digital pictures and make a slideshow

11. Make a cardboard box puppet theater

12. Paint flower pots

13. Play Wii Fit

14. Make bird feeders out of recycled plastic food containers

15. Have an indoor camp out with sleeping bags, a tent, board games, and S'mores

16. Make origami

17. Play pretend kitchen

18. Do science experiments

19. Paint

20. Teach your kids to play checkers or chess

21. Make popcorn and watch movies

22. Make window decals or stained glass

23. Bring out all the toys you never play with

24. Fill the sink with soapy water and play with bubbles

25. Make a house of cards

26. Play dress up

27. Do puzzles

28. Organize photo albums

29. Make shaving cream sculptures in the sink

30. Play Go Fish

31. Break open the craft box

32. Cook dinner together

33. Play 21 questions

34. Get out the playing cards 

35. Draw pictures

36. Play charades

37. Have a cleaning/organizing party

38. Do some face painting

39. Make friendship bracelets

40. Play musical chairs

41. Play Simon Says

42. Play Karaoke

43. Start a paper maché project

44. Organize a treasure hunt

45. Set up an obstacle course

46. Start to learn a foreign language

47. Make a scrapbook

48. Do some yoga

49. Play Name that Tune

50. Have a mini spa day and give everyone homemade facials

Did we miss any other indoor rainy day fun activities? Post them below!

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