Rainy Day Activities Roundup

Rain, rain, go away come again another day! Rainy days, especially consecutive days, are no fun with kids stuck inside whining, “I’m bored!” We’ve rounded up a few different indoor activity and crafting posts to help keep the kiddos busy and kick cabin fever. So break out the crafting supplies and get your Pinterest on!

5 Fun Science Experiments

In the midst of my second year hosting a home preschool co-op, we’ve attempted numerous experiments and activities with our toddlers and preschoolers. Unfortunately, not all of them were successful, easy, or engaging enough for the kids. Some took too long to set up, and others took too long to clean up! Since we’ve repeated the best ones in our house over and over…


Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is right around the corner and that means it’s time for a few Halloween themed crafts for the kids. Here are a few of my favorite EASY crafts that can be made mostly with stuff from around the house. Cut out an individual egg carton and paint it. I had planned to use black paint, but we ran out so we used a purple/blue mix. Cut some wings out of black construction paper…

Rainbow Crafts & Activities For Kids

I don’t remember if I believed in leprechauns or gold hiding at the end of the rainbow as a child but I do believe rainbows are one of the prettiest things that occur in nature. My kids think they are pretty cool, too, so we had lots of fun with these rainbow-colored crafts and hopefully, you can enjoy them over the break or in honor of St. Patty’s Day!


6 Fun Science Experiments for Kids

For my son’s 8th birthday we hosted a Mad Science Party. The kids rotated through stations completing some fun experiments. Most of these experiments can be completed using simple household materials, and I’ve provided some links to some of the harder to find chemicals. I would recommend trying these experiments with school-aged children…


Kid-Friendly Fun: 30+ Indoor Activities

As Florida residents, we all know too well that the unpredictable weather can prevent our kids from going outside. Even though my kids have trunks and closets full of toys, they’ll eventually complain of boredom if they’re indoors too long, especially my older one who loves playing sports. If you prefer to limit your kids’ screen time like I do, there’s still hope! For those rainy days, or if it’s too hot to enjoy the outdoors, the following indoor activities can help keep boredom at bay and are a good way to spend some quality time together!


How to Make A Vision Board With Your Kids

Bet you didn’t know that National Vision Board Day is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of January? Okay, before you moan, groan and roll your eyes, let me just tell you this — THEY WORK!

If you are one of the few who aren’t familiar with what vision boards are or didn’t jump aboard The Secret bandwagon, these crafty collages are an incredible visual tool used for setting goals and attaining them.

From Our Sister Sites

Homemade Playdough

DIY: Homemade Playdough

From Raleigh Moms Blog

One of our favorite DIY activities is homemade play dough! Homemade play dough smells better, keeps longer, and just comes out better! The best part ais that it’s two activities in one! The kids can help you whip up a batch and then have a blast playing with it as well! We always have the ingredients on hand to make a fresh batch just using items in our kitchen.

Indoor Activities

Inside Toddler Activities

From Madison Moms Blog

Though we have been spoiled with a pretty fantastic fall this year there’s no way around it, winter is coming. I really try and get my kids out of the house each day, even just for half an hour, but most of our time is sadly spent inside during the cold season. But don’t fret mama’s I have a couple of ideas that you can do to occupy your little ones. The items needed…

Kids Art

DIY Kids Wall Art Display

From St. Augustine Moms Blog

With kids home more often comes the infamous saying “Mom I’m bored!” One way I combat this boredom in my home is through crafts. My children are obsessed with anything that has to do with drawing, painting, or coloring. In fact, my 3-year-old proudly refers to himself as an artist. I can sit him down with a pencil and paper and…


12 Indoor Activities (For When the Weather is Crap!)

From Nashville Moms Blog

If indoor forts aren’t enough to get the wiggles out, make a pile of padding, remove any hard objects, and let the kids jump. At first I told them to take turns so they didn’t knock heads, but they quickly discovered that they could jump parallel to each other without injury. Great. Jump away.


Big Fun for Little Ones

From Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog

Coming up with fun activities that not only entertain but also educate our littles can often be challenging— that’s where being a former teacher comes in handy! On days when my boys are going stir-crazy, I scroll through my mental log of “teacher stuff” for something fun to keep their active minds busy. Here are a few of my favorite activities to get you through these hot (and often rainy) days with your little ones.


Messy Play for Yucky Days

From Columbia SC Moms Blog

If you have toddlers or preschoolers, rainy weather can make for long, hard days…the kind of days where bedtime is 37 hours away and you want to do violence to DJ Lance Rock for being so cheerful. No? That’s just me? If you know the kind of day I mean, read on, because there is hope for yucky days! A few basic ingredients and you can keep your little one occupied and provide that all important sensory stimulation…


Easiest, Cheapest, BEST Sensory Activity EVER!

From Des Moines Moms Blog

My philosophy for kids activities: cheap, easy, and fun. Double bonus if they actually keep kids engaged for longer than it takes me to clean up the aftermath. I found the motherload of all sensory activities — cue giant ice cube excavation! This activity is perfect for those blistering hot days where kids need something to do outside that doesn’t involve a pool. My son and his friend loved their frozen treasure-find sensory activity!


Window Bingo: FREE Printable for Rainy Day Fun

From Twin Cities Moms Blog

Window Bingo is a simple scavenger hunt: when you see something out your window, mark your card and the first person with five in a row gets a bingo! Here’s the beauty of this…you can use this at home while making dinner, working, folding laundry, if you’re sick on the couch, or need some QUIET. The kids can play until there’s a win, or play for 15 minutes here and there throughout the day.

Vicky Lane
Vicky Lane is the co-owner and co-founder of Jacksonville Mom (formerly Jax Moms Blog). Since 2012, she has been overseeing the content and technical side of Jacksonville Mom. In this role, she manages over 30 writers and works closely with the managing editor to provide the most relevant content for the Jacksonville parenting community. In her previous career, Vicky obtained her Masters in Education and served as University Registrar at the University of North Florida. Wife to adoring husband John, her love for all things “Mom” began in 2010 when their son Brendan was born. Vicky chose to put her full-time career in higher education on hold to spend time with her new baby, giving her a new respect for motherhood and parenting. In June 2012, John and Vicky welcomed sweet Audrey to the family. Vicky has created an amazing circle of Moms who are continuously seeking new ways to enrich their children’s lives in and around Jacksonville. Being part of the creation of an online parenting resource and small business that serves the great Jacksonville area has allowed her to flourish in a successful career while remaining present for her family.


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