Rainy Day Activities

If the weather outside has foiled your plans, never fear. We have tons of great ideas for rainy day activities. From arts and crafts to games to recipes kids can make themselves, we have plenty to keep them busy.

The 10 Best Family Board Games of 2017

Try something new on your next game night. These family-tested picks are the best of the year!

Can Pencil Holder

Sort office supplies in style with this neat desk organizer.

5 Fun Rainy Day Toddler Activities

Don't let rainy days spoil all the fun. If you can't go outside, use these creative ideas to bring the fun indoors instead.

How to Make a Jumping Origami Frog

Teach your child how to fold a sheet of origami paper into a frog.

How to Make Sock Puppets

Stuff stray socks with cotton batting to turn them into a family of playful puppets.

6 Specialty Museums Kids (and Grown-Ups!) Will Love

Specialty museums are passionate places curated by passionate people. Never content to just show you a bunch of cool stuff, they go deep, with mind-boggling expertise and contagious enthusiasm. Even if you're just a mildly curious family zipping through town, each of these spots is worth the trip.

100 Ways to Keep Little Kids Happy

Getting through the day with an active toddler can put your patience, creativity, and endurance to the test. Keep your child smiling with this huge list of simple, fun activities.

Paper Stars

Make a constellation of paper stars with which to decorate your house, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Fun Tricks Every Parent Should Know

Of course your kids look up to you. But you'll truly be the coolest if you know how to make balloon animals, juggle, or tell a great story. It's easy: Just follow these directions.

How to Make a Dragon Marionette

Kids can craft this dragon puppet from recycled carboard paper towel and toilet paper tubes.

Fun Indoor Activities

Cooped up because of the weather? Bring the fun inside. These five ideas will brighten even the drabbest day.

5 Rainy Day Activities

Try these fun indoor games when bad weather hits.

4 Indoor-Games to Stave Off Cabin Fever

These indoor activities are so much fun, your child will never know you had a hidden agenda. How's that for a game changer?

Checklist: Rainy-Day Activities for Baby

Instead of going stir-crazy at home when the weather's not cooperating, try out some of these rainy-day games and activities.

Make a Moody Monster

Save your toilet paper rolls to form playful puppets for a rainy day.

TV-Free Activities

Inspired by the families in our article "Why We Turned Off the TV"? Check out these fun things for your family to do when you say bye-bye to the boob tube.

How to Make a Paper Bag Puppet

Decorate a brown paper bag with gift wrap scraps to make this adorable bird puppet.

How to Make Pop-up Puppets

Start with a soup can, then add felt and fabric to make this beary cute pop-up puppet.

Science Fun! 3 Experiments to Try at Home

Want to get your kids interested in science? Experiment! These easy, educational projects are fun for the whole family.

How to Make Spoon Puppets

This kitchy crew of spoon puppets is made using things from your pantry.

Indoor Activities: Yoga and a Twist on Parent-Child Bonding

Fun family fitness that stretches the options for at-home activities.

How-to Video: Make a Flying Saucer Craft

This UFO craft is so awesome it can double as a party favor.

Pretty Cupcake-Liner Flowers

Learn how to make these darling paper flowers using just cupcake liners, pipe cleaners and a little dab of glue. This spring craft will brighten up anyone's day.

Egg Carton Sea Creatures

Turn an empty egg carton into a fabulous family of underwater creatures.