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.
These indoor activities are so much fun, your child will never know you had a hidden agenda. How's that for a game changer?
Use all your empty cans to construct a fantastic robot friend.
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.
Cooped up because of the weather? Bring the fun inside. These five ideas will brighten even the drabbest day.
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.
Stuff stray socks with cotton batting to turn them into a family of playful puppets.
Try these fun indoor games when bad weather hits.
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.
Kids can craft this dragon puppet from recycled carboard paper towel and toilet paper tubes.
Instead of going stir-crazy at home when the weather's not cooperating, try out some of these rainy-day games and activities.
Cure your child's cabin fever with these fun and educational crafts.
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.
Fun and easy craft kits that inspire kids' creativity.
Learn how to make pretty paper flowers using just cupcake liners, pipe cleaners and a little dab of glue. This spring craft will brighten up anyone's day.
Get step-by-step instructions on how to make these adorable origami frogs. They really jump!
Decorate a brown paper bag with gift wrap scraps to make this adorable bird puppet.
These candleholders are so lovely, people will never believe that theyre handmade -- and by a kid, no less
Fun family fitness that stretches the options for at-home activities.
This toy zips across the floor under rubber band power -- and its wheels are made from pint container lids, giving you a great excuse to buy ice cream! Idea from FamilyFun magazine.
This kitchy crew of spoon puppets is made using things from your pantry.
Want to get your kids interested in science? Experiment! These easy, educational projects are fun for the whole family.
Start with a soup can, then add felt and fabric to make this beary cute pop-up puppet.
Watch how to make plaster relief plaques, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
Colorful t-shirts can find new life as adorable fabric bowls.
Make a constellation of paper stars with which to decorate your house, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.