Rain, Rain, Go Away!

It doesn’t happen that often. Usually the summertime is full of sunshine and balmy days. But every once in a while Mother Nature has to water the grass and we get stuck inside at the cabin. If that happens, don’t worry about it. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly rainy day activities…

Beyond the obvious lure of electronics, video games and screen time, we like to get the kids involved in a board game. One of our previous posts mentioned some of our favorites. You can check it out here. If you’re not into games, try a puzzle. This emoji one looks like it would be fun for everyone!

Pull out the arts and crafts. If you haven’t already joined the slime-making craze, you could whip up a batch of goo. There are tons of recipes on Pinterest. Get nostalgic. Remember friendship bracelets? All you need is a skein or two of embroidery floss. Or the beaded bracelets you can make on a tiny loom? How about shrink crafts? You can tuck a couple of sheets into one of your bags and create your own designs.

Gather everyone into the kitchen. Have a smoothie challenge. Write down a mix of ingredients on scrap paper. Randomly pick three or four and mix them up into a custom smoothie. The winner is the one who can drink the whole thing. Or have a cupcake decorating contest. You’ll have something ready for dessert AND you’ll entertain the family for an hour.

We’ve saved a few of our favorite rainy day activities to our Pinterest board. What are your favorite activities to do when you’re stuck inside?