7 Rainy Day Activities to Keep You and Your Kids Happy | Amanda Waltman Photography

Rain, rain, go away. Nobody likes rainy days—until now.

Parenting can be challenging enough, without the added stress of the weather misbehaving. Luckily, there are some pretty exciting activities you can throw in your bag of tricks to keep your kids happy. The best part? You might even have some fun trying out these creative ideas!

1. Bake Together

This ain’t your grandma’s baking. Try to mix things up with some kid friendly recipes that are sure to get your whole family laughing (and munching) together. Don’t forget to give the kids fun tasks to do throughout the process! Things like adding chocolate chips, pouring oats and sprinkling cheese might not seem earth shattering to you, but they’re sure to light up your children’s faces. Not sure where to start? Try these kid-friendly recipes!

2. Combine Toys 

Ready to build a magical fantasy land? Try combining your kid’s Lego and train sets to create some legendary creations. Whether it’s a mini city, train route, or new world this is where creativity gets set free. Don’t forget to add in some Hot Wheels cars, Fisher-Price Little People, & Shopkins to bring a whole different dimension to your new creative world.


3. Roo’s World of Discovery

If you’re looking for an adventure outside of your home, try local play spots. If you’re located in the Seattle area, you can check out Roo’s World of Discovery, which is a playspot for children of all abilities, and even has daily low sensory hours. You can purchase drop-in passes for $20, or if your kids love it you can snag a monthly membership!

4. Indoor Campout

Get your camp on by moving your next campsite, indoors! Use that tent from storage, set it up in the living room, and fill it to the brim with blankets and pillows. Have your crew cuddle up with some books that you read to them, or they can even read to you. Oh, and don’t forget the flashlight!
Bonus: Make some indoor s’mores with the kids using the microwave or broiler.

5. Local Library

Ready to take an adventure to the Wild West? Think your kids might like to learn about astronauts and far-off planets? Try taking a trip to your local library! Not only do libraries often host events specifically for kids (such as toddler story time and kids concerts), but there are shelves and shelves of adventures for you to explore with them.


6. Adventure Kids Playcare

Let’s face it, rainy days don’t follow your errand schedule. If you find yourself needing a Target run without toddlers, try finding an awesome playcare spot! My favorite Adventure Kids Playcare has locations in Bellevue and Issaquah, and is a perfect go-to for your next rainy day. Adventure Kids is great because the kids have so many options: air hockey, karaoke, crafts or open play—the list goes on!  


7. Kid Science Labs

Who doesn’t love an option that gets kids thinking and exploring? Kid Science Labs is a great Seattle spot located in Green Lake where kids can have all the tools they need to do hands-on science activities and experiments. They have free and drop-in classes available PLUS they offer great summer camps and memberships!


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