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.
Stuff stray socks with cotton batting to turn them into a family of playful puppets.
Teach your child how to fold a sheet of origami paper into a frog.
Try something new on your next game night. These family-tested picks are the best of the year!
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.
Kids can craft this dragon puppet from recycled carboard paper towel and toilet paper tubes.
Sort office supplies in style with this neat desk organizer.
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 a constellation of paper stars with which to decorate your house, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.
These indoor activities are so much fun, your child will never know you had a hidden agenda. How's that for a game changer?
Try these fun indoor games when bad weather hits.
Instead of going stir-crazy at home when the weather's not cooperating, try out some of these rainy-day games and 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.
Cooped up because of the weather? Bring the fun inside. These five ideas will brighten even the drabbest day.
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.
Watch this video to learn how to make a fun fish toy from cardboard.
Let your child decorate your garden, potted plants, or windowsill with easy-to-make rock mushrooms that won't wilt in the summer sun.
Decorate a brown paper bag with gift wrap scraps to make this adorable bird puppet.
Use all your empty cans to construct a fantastic robot friend.
Colorful t-shirts can find new life as adorable fabric bowls.
Want to get your kids interested in science? Experiment! These easy, educational projects are fun for the whole family.
Your kids will love tearing daily links from this adorable paper-chain caterpillar to count down the days until an exciting trip or event!
Attach fruits and veggies together with toothpicks to make these edible food puppets.
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.
A balloon-powered jet zooms across a room in this fun indoor activity. Idea from FamilyFun magazine.
Cure your child's cabin fever with these fun and educational crafts.
Fun and easy craft kits that inspire kids' creativity.