Add a little bit of sunshine to a rainy day by creating a Rainy Day Box ahead of time. It’s full of simple and creative ideas for a fun filled day at home. Includes FREE printables so you can make your own Rainy Day Box + a list of 25 Rainy Day Activities for Kids.
This post is in collaboration with Mud Puppy Kids. I received a complimentary Activity Coloring Roll in exchange for my review, but as always, all opinions stated are my own.
You know what they say April Showers Bring May Flowers. There must be a lot of flowers coming our way because we’ve had a lot of rain lately.
Whenever we have a rainy day with no plans I always think about how fun it would be to bake something or do simple activities together, but then reality hits and I don’t have any chocolate chips in the pantry or can’t seem to find a certain item from a lengthy supply list to make a fancy activity I found on Pinterest. Sound familiar? It’s in these moments that I think about how brilliant it would be to actually be prepared for a rainy day and put all of the supplies I would need in one handy dandy box. That way the next time when we’re stuck inside on a rainy day it turns into a reason for just because celebration rather than a reason to grumble.
Today I’m sharing how to put together a Rainy Day Box that’s full of simple rainy day activities for kids. It’s really easy to assemble and you’ll be praying that it rains ASAP so you can pull it out to surprise your kiddos. Ready to get started?
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Supplies to Make a Rainy Day Box:
- Medium Sized Box
- Rainy Day Fun in a Box Sign + 25 Activities list (FREE Printable below)
- Masking Tape
- Paper Cups
- Mudpuppy Kids Activity Coloring Roll (We have this one, but love this and this one)
- Chocolate Chips (for chocolate chip cookies or include a baking mix for your favorite treat)
- Paper Plates and festive napkins (We got ours from Target)
- Balloons (Be sure to supervise your kiddos when playing with balloons)
- Bubble Bath
Assembling your box is easy. Simply place the items in your box and attach the Rainy Day Box Labels (FREE download below).
I’ve included two sizes so you can use both or just one depending on the size of your box. Don’t forget to place the 25 Rainy Day Activities List inside of your box for even more creative inspiration. Curious about what to do with the items in your newly assembled rainy day box? I’m sharing some of our favorite activities below.
Rainy Day Box Activity Ideas:
1. Get creative with Masking Tape
There are so many possibilities of things to create with Masking tape. One of our favorites is building a road and city for our cars. You could also create a hopscotch board or a start and finish line for car racing.
2. Build a Tower with Paper Cups
Stack them, Toss objects into them, or create an obstacle course and jump over them. Paper cups are a fun and simple way to get some energy out while you’re indoors.
3. Get Creative!
We absolutely love these fun Activity Rolls from Mud Puppy Kids. They are 6 feet long and jam packed with games, mazes, and really fun coloring sheets. Once you’re finished coloring you can simply roll it back in the box so it’s ready to go for next time. They have so many themes available (like this, this, and this to name a few) and I love how they include color pencils. Wouldn’t these activity rolls be perfect to throw in your purse the next time you go out to eat with your family?!
4. Bake a Treat
Rainy days are perfect for baking something sweet. We love making these chocolate chip cookies, but you could also throw in your favorite baking mix for muffins, brownies, or cookies. Be sure to serve your yummy treats on the paper plates and festive napkins included in your rainy day box to make it extra special.
5. Play Balloon Volleyball
Toss them up in the air, play volleyball, and try not to let them touch the ground. Balloons always seem to make an ordinary day extra happy. While balloons are so bright and cheerful, please keep in mind that they are a choking hazard. I don’t want to sound like your mom, but please please please make sure you are fully present and supervise your children when using them. Discard any broken balloons immediately, especially if you have curious crawlers around. Always keep deflated balloons away from children. End of my balloon rant. 😉
6. Get outside and jump in rain puddles
Don’t let the day go by without playing and singing in the rain. After all, that’s one of the best parts about rainy days, isn’t it?
After playing in the rain your kiddos will love coming back inside for some hot popped popcorn and a warm bubble bath. Good thing you have it all ready to go in your amazing rainy day box.
As I mentioned before, in addition to the Rainy Day Box Labels I’ve created a list of 25 Rainy Day Activities just in case you need a few more ideas to keep your kiddos entertained.
Be sure to download the Rainy Day Box Tags + 25 Rainy Day Activities List below:
Download the Rainy Day Box Printables
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Aren’t you so excited to make your own Rainy Day Box? It’s such a simple thing to put together, but will help bring a little bit of sunshine to your next rainy day at home.
Am I missing any other brilliant rainy day activities for kids? If you have any other great ideas to put in a rainy day box, I’d love for you to share below. Be sure to download the free printables and whip up a rainy day box of your own. I hope you and your family have a fun filled rainy day sometime soon!
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