A cozy day at home can be just what the doctor ordered when the weather is a bit dreary. But when the kids start itching for a bit of activity, you may be left wondering: What are fun family activities on days like these? Maybe these ideas can help inspire you.
- Building an obstacle course: If the kids were set on swings and slides, be adventurous and bring the outdoors inside. You can try building an obstacle course around your home. Cushions, chairs, and bedsheets: Everything is fair game here.
- Camping indoors: Set up a tent up or build your own tent using cushions and sheets in front of the TV, make some popcorn, and set up camp for a rainy movie day.
- Talent show: This is one of the easiest things to do with family, because you can ask the kids to do most of the work! Give them some practice time and then invite them to perform later. If you’ve got an only child, try asking them to create different characters to perform as. Or invite a host of their friends over to make it a real event. Adults can join in on the fun too!
- Kids’ museums: Getting out of the house for family activities is totally possible even when the weather isn’t playing along. Many towns have special museums for kids, and some bigger museums have exhibitions especially for the whole family, allowing parents and older siblings to join in the fun.