Everyone loves a warm, sunny day spent outdoors, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. Instead of bringing out the sun, there are many days when we’re faced with dark and gloomy skies and light or heavy rain.
In those cases, when you plan to spend the day outside in nature or explore your city, you need a backup plan for yourself and your family. Rainy days are one of the best ways to connect as a family in the comforts of your home.
Planning a cozy day indoors with your family is easier than you might think. With these five activities, you can turn any rainy day into memories you and your loved ones will never forget.
Build a Fort
There’s nothing quite like an old-fashioned blanket and pillow fort. The best part about this activity is that it won’t cost you a cent. All you need is all available pillows and blankets that are scattered throughout your home. Then you can use items in your home as pillars to drape your blankets and stack your pillows, including sofa cushions, clothing racks, and chairs.
Have fun with your family’s competitive side by playing your favorite board games. Board games are a great way to gather everyone together for an inclusive activity. With so many types of games to choose from, whether it’s a classic like Snakes and Ladders or the latest release, board games are a classic rainy day activity that your kids are sure to love.
Have a Movie Day
Rainy days are begging to become movie days. There’s nothing better than curling up on your couch with your family and watching your favorite movies, TV shows, or online content. Whether you’re watching the latest animated film or new content from theater-based streaming service Broadstream, all you need is your comfiest pair of pajamas and your favorite snacks to make this a great movie day.
Paper Airplane Contest
Finding activities that utilize the supplies you already have at home are some of the easiest and most accessible activities to take part in, especially if you didn’t have time to venture out to the stores. Most households have blank or lined paper lying around — it’s time to make paper airplanes.
Looking to take this activity a step further for your kids? Have everyone make their own planes and hold a contest. See who can propel their paper airplane the furthest and award a small prize at the end of the competition.
Try a New Recipe
Rainy days are the perfect opportunity to open your fridge and pantry and see what you can come up with in the kitchen. Kids love to experiment when it comes to food and cooking, making this the perfect opportunity to try something new.
Maybe you take out a cookbook that you haven’t used in a while, or if you’re feeling really creative, start throwing together whatever you have that you think will make a delicious meal. If it doesn’t taste quite right, you can always order a pizza — but you’ll still have those silly memories with your kids that they’ll never forget.