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.

Vacation Countdown Caterpillar

Your kids will love tearing daily links from this adorable paper-chain caterpillar to count down the days until an exciting trip or event!

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.

Fun Indoor Activities

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

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.

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.

Make it: Cardboard Fish Toy

Watch this video to learn how to make a fun fish toy from cardboard.

5 Rainy Day Activities

Try these fun indoor games when bad weather hits.

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.

How to Make Sock Puppets

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

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 Dragon Marionette

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

Top Toys for Pretend Play

FamillyFun's picks for dress-up, tea parties, make-believe, and more

Craft Kits and Supplies

Fun and easy craft kits that inspire kids' creativity.

How to Make a Paper Bag Puppet

Decorate a brown paper bag with gift wrap scraps to make this adorable bird 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 Snack Puppets

Attach fruits and veggies together with toothpicks to make these edible food puppets.

Clothespin Giraffe

This lovable giraffe can stand up all on its own thanks to sturdy clothespin legs.

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

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

Upcycled Bumblebee Craft: How-To Video

Parents' Lifestyle Director Amanda Kingloff shows how to upcycle a plastic drink bottle into a cute bumblebee craft.

Indoor Activities: Yoga for Kids

Today's school gym classes help children take stress in stride.

Twig Raft

Create a playtime raft that really floats with just a few natural twigs from your own backyard.

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.

Upcycled T-shirt Bowl

Colorful t-shirts can find new life as adorable fabric bowls.

Doily Lace Votives

These candleholders are so lovely, people will never believe that theyre handmade -- and by a kid, no less

How to Make Pop-up Puppets

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