7 Rainy Day Activities For Kids

When June sets in the Philippines, expect rainy days every now and then until the end of the third q...

When June sets in the Philippines, expect rainy days every now and then until the end of the third quarter.  Don't let these rainy days hamper the fun for your kids.  These indoor activities will help keep boredom  away on these pouring days!

  • Make an indoor tent - Kids love pretend play, it's a time they use their imaginations a lot.  Encourage this by making a shaft out of chairs or boxes and a big blanket that you could tie on hooks in the room is a treat for them.  Don't forget to go inside too and pretend to be a member of their gang.
Corner tent made of blanket, inside is  a small table and soft couch
  • Story-telling time- Get those books from the shelf and tell stories to them.  It's not only fun but also educational.  Encourage the big kids to read parts of the story.  This rainy day activity will also cultivate their love for reading.  You can get creative too!  I call our story-telling activity, "Story-Chop-Chop." It's where I start the story's first few sentences, then let my son continue where I chopped it.  We take turns telling how the story goes until it ends.  It's hilariously fun and highly imaginative!
Books my 8yo and 1yr old sons love to read. Bought them at  BookSale 
  •   Arts and crafts - Get those colored papers, craft scissors, pencil, glue, crayons, paint and what have you.  You may draw or make something out of nothing.  It sharpens creativity plus it's fun.  No more boring rainy days.  I encouraged my son to borrow a drawing book from the library last Friday just like this one:
A drawing book borrowed from the school's library  by Top That! Publishing, UK 
  • Play some music - If you're into music, the rainy day is the perfect time to sing out loud!  If you're a musically inclined family, get that guitar sitting there and strum it.  You may also plug that CD player, midi or connect your MP3 players to the speakers and hit the play music button.  Let the kids sing their favorite songs.  Sing together! 
My hubby's acoustic guitar.  We make a lot of good music with the kids! 
  • Board games - Buy educational board games that teach kids to think strategically and help improve memory such as the "Connect Four," "Memory Game," "Domino," "Snakes and Ladders," and "Checkers."  It's entertaining and a fun way to pass time during the rainy day.
Checkers, Match-Ups, Memory Game and Connect 4 Board games are among our collection
  • Movie time - Gather the family in the room and cuddle while watching a good family movie.  Consider films that teach lessons and values you want your kids to learn.  This weekend, our family watched "Lorax."   It's an animation that teaches about the importance of taking care of our environment, specifically the trees.
Lorax Movie
Image from  Teaser Trailer
  • Cook together - A hot meal is always a hit during rainy days.  Cook their favorite chicken or beef mami soup, Lugaw with vegetables (malunggay, carrots, potatoes or squash to name a few) or Champorado!  Get the kids to help you, but with extra care.  You can make them set the table.  This activity teaches the value of helping, sharing and responsibility.

Rainy days don't need to be gloomy as how the dark clouds are.  Find the sunshine in the genuine and contagious smiles and laughter of your kids by doing these creative, imaginative and fun indoor activities!  Happy rainy days!



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68 comments

  1. Definitely, those are good ideas for kids to enjoy staying indoors. My kids like to watch movies or play Wii games.


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  2. You remind me to download that movie, Lorax. I've heard that it's a good movie. Visiting from CommEx Sept18.

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  3. love all these activities...i remember those days when me and my brother are little kids pa...

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  4. Playing music with the kids seems like a good idea. If I have extra cash, I'll buy a new guitar for my nephews...I figured this is a good time to teach them already..well except for the little one who's only nearly 4 hehehe...

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  5. we've been doing the blanket tents too!!! and my almost 1yr old really enjoys it... :-)


    -promding chamimay

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  6. Hi Jhari, yes it's a great movie! Download it soon!

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  7. Hi Reese! I did it too when I was younger kaya I'm doing it with my kids now. :)

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  8. Hi Aileen! true, music has a lot of positive effects pa for kids! :)

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  9. My kids too sis! :) Nice seeing you again! :)

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  10. My son just love to watch and mess around hehe. We are planning to bought him a piano. He loves music. Your tips are great. Thank you for sharing.


    Mommy Maye

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  11. Thanks too Momaye! :) Nice seeing you again!

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  12. I love the cooking but my son is still young for it. hehehe...

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  13. Since both hubby and I are working, my sons spend most of their time with their nanny but I could say we have done almost all in your list and they enjoyed them. I noticed my youngest loves making tents or ships or whatever he can think of using our cushions, pillows, and blankets, haha!

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  14. Good tips there. I remember how I enjoyed indoor room camping before when I was kid.Using our mosquito nets, I'll cover it with our blanket and I'll just call my mother to bring me my food and I'll have breakfast in there. :) Which I did it to my son and so the other six activities you've mentioned.

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  15. i wanna keep these suggestions :)
    these r more fun and exciting quality bonding time than video games and online games!

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  16. That's true Gerilen! Nice seeing you again! :)

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  17. Hi Gayle, same here! So i really get to do these stuff with my kids on weekends! :)

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  18. hehehe! Daddy Allan, my youngest participates by throwing in the ingredients, provided it's safe. :)

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  19. Great tips. We too do play boardgames and watch movies at hoe when the weather is bad outside.

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  21. Good tips here, rainy days really don't need to be gloomy days as well. :) I loved rainy days when I was a kid, back then it didn't always translate to floods.

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  22. Is my house bugged? Because it is exactly what me and my kids are doing if it's raining. LOL. funny

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  23. I haven't tried the indoor tent, so I might try the one with my eldest :) She will surely love it because she loves to play pretent :)

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  24. I've done 5 out of 7 with my little one already! Even with no rain! Haha! She's still too young for cooking & board games.

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  25. This is great! Thanks or sharing this.

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  26. I love rainy days because it give perfect moments to be cozy indoors with our loved ones and kids! Nice tips here!

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  27. Michelle Villarta-CabanasSeptember 20, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    These are great tips especially for active children. These are better than letting them just lounge and watch tv. I'll soon gather our board games which had been kept for a long time. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  28. One of the activities I love doing during rainy season when I was young was to shower in the pouring rain. I just glad I've experienced it again during habagat.

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  29. Farida Jane TiongsonSeptember 20, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    These are great activities for the kids to be happy despite the gloomy weather. My nephew and niece have a small tent and they would fill it up with all sort of things and play inside. :)

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  30. i remembered when I was a child I love making tents during rainy days too. haha :)

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  31. Very fun and creative activities. Bonding moments are simply the best! I love rainy days hahaha :)

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  32. great ideas, why not bond with the little one's on rainy season instead of making a a hindrance of having a good day..

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  33. fun activities indeed for rainy season..:)

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  34. Fun activities and they do not involve computers! Don't forget the snacks! (haha I am such a foodie.)

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  35. Those are nice indoor activities. Fun na, menos gastos pa! :)

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  36. I wish to have a kid also.. but thanks for sharing anyway. This is really a good tips for mommies out there.

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  37. Oh, yeah! We do everything on the list not just on rainy days. Those activities keep the little ones busy that they have no time for misbehavior. :D

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  38. Khimbyrlee EerlrybmihkSeptember 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    I miss those story telling time before we went to bed. :D


    Missing my childhood :( Aweeee.

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  39. My little girl is just two so she doesnt really go outside to play yet. We do most of the lists all the time, our little spending quality time together :)

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  40. Thanks Dominique! Isn't it fun sometimes to just stay home and play with the kids? =)

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  41. hahaha! It's nice to know that moms can be so much the same even if we live in different parts. Thanks for visiting! =)

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  42. That's great Superkane! Sarap to play with the kids noh?

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  43. Wow, good for you Olga.. wish I could achieve just the same zero misbehavior from my 2 super kulet kids! hehehe!

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  44. Thanks Anygen, you might have your own too in the future! :)

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  45. Yup..some stacks of cookies hidden inside the tent! hahaha! Thanks Kat!

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  46. I couldn't agree more with you Jenifer! Right on! :)

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  47. That's so much fun for the little ones Farida! :) Children could be so full of imagination! :)

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  48. Wow, just be careful because of what they say about acid rain! :) Thanks Anneleia!

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  49. this is effective with my cousins.. hehe.. thanks :)

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  50. Indoor tents plus movie time seems the best choice for me. Bonding with the kids.!

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  51. Have been doing all those with my kids!!!(two are teens now)Enjoy the moments! Marie here visiting from CommEx 9/25

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  52. Thanks Marie! :) I'm cherishing every moment I could get to bond with them! :)

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