Well, tomorrow it’s supposed to rain… but… today school was cancelled because of four inches of snow here in Iowa… so who really knows, right?
However, it is the season of rainy days! April showers bring May flowers! And April is just a few days away.
I, honestly, cannot wait! That means greener grass and flowers popping up everywhere in our yard! Such a fun and happy time! Spring is full of colorful fun.
Rainy days, however, sometimes brings a damper on that fun. What in the world are we to do on a rainy day?
When we’re stuck inside for rainy days, its often during the school year, so I’m often looking for ways to entertain my toddler, Louis.
I’ve put together a handy list of rainy day activities for toddlers to do. For both indoors and outdoors when its a nice rainy day.
Indoor rainy day activities for toddlers
- Bubble Wrap Runway
- 5 activities with just 6 lines of tape!
- Pretend mailbox play
- Peeling tape
- Hammering tees
- Pom Pom Drop
- Newspaper Throwing
- Crafts sticks and a plastic bottle
- Stacking canned food
- Edible indoor sandbox
- Flour sensory play
- Dumpster diving
- Walking on Pillows
- Tape Road
- Wash Toys
- The Floor is Lava
See a whole lot more ideas for indoor activities here.
Outdoor ideas for toddlers on a rainy day
Make art in the rain. Some ideas to make art in the rain:
- Color a page with chalk or chalk pastels and let it sit in the rain.
- Watercolor painting in the rain from Nurture Store
- Puddle Painting from Let’s Lasso the Moon
- Paper Plate Painting in the Rain from Local Fun for Kids
Go for a walk in the rain! From Still Playing School
Just play in the rain! From Adventures from Adam
20 more ideas for playing in the rain from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots.