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Rainy Day? Try 5 Indoor Learning Activities for Your Kids

Jan 18, 2022 Rainy days can be pretty upsetting for kids, as they feel locked up inside and find it hard to indulge in games or be productive. Feeling stuck indoors for a long time can result because of heavy rains, school shutdowns, unexpected snowfall, etc. However, you can still make the most out of these days and keep your child indulged in productive indoor learning activities.

Outdoor activities not only help children establish a healthy physical routine, but has positive impacts on their brain development as well as mental health. It helps in strengthening imagination, helps with socializing and interacting with other people, and learning about nature. However, when kids cannot go out due to weather conditions, it becomes a problem for both children and parents. 

Engaging children when they’re at home can be stressful for parents, and often kids get involved in playing games on TV or other gadgets, which isn’t a healthy way of lifestyle. Here is a list of five activities to involve your kids while staying indoors.

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DIY Activities

DIY (Do It Yourself) activities can be pretty engaging and productive for kids of all ages. Depending on your interests and the ages of your children, you can make some DIY projects at home. The masterpieces that you and your kids create can be saved or even used at home, so kids feel appreciated. 

There are tons of DIYs available online, which include making toys, plants, painting pots, and much more, which all can be done with kids. Use all the markers, paints, and glues that you own and come up with unique creations that will excite your children. 

DIY children's project for vocabulary

You can start with simple things as well, like using paper cups to create a puppet or make a storage box using a cereal box, etc. This is a fun way to bond with your children and help them strengthen their skills in colors, aesthetics, designs, and crafts. Children who are encouraged in crafts tend to be more creative as they grow up.

Board Games

Another way to keep your kids engaged while indoors is by introducing them to board games. Age-appropriate board games are fun to play, and you can enjoy some good family time that doesn’t involve screens (win-win!). 

There are multiple ways that board games help children learn various skills, identify colors, count spaces, and much more analytical skills. Not only is it fun to play board games, but they help sharpen the mind, which is essential for the brain development of children. 

Some of the games also help establish good vocabulary, spelling, and English-learning skills as well. Board games also help develop concentration and better-focusing abilities. They help increase their attention span and turn-taking skills, too.

Bringing the Outdoors In  

So, your children cannot go out. But you can surely bring the outdoors in. If you want to have a little fun and relaxation time, think of setting up a small tent for the kids to camp indoors. 

Other rainy day activities for kids include making a fort using pillows, blankets, rugs, and fairy lights to make a cute cozy camping space for kids indoors. You can also bake cookies and have a tea party inside where they can play or watch a movie or pray inside during prayer times. 

Adding a few natural pieces can also make it more interesting for kids, like some pinecones, leaves, and pine branches to give a real feel to the camp. You can be as experimental as you want and make it just how your kids would like it. Many people tend to make these spaces cozy for their kids to read or play a game simply while having a little bit of fun. 

Science Experiments with Cooking Ingredients 

One of the most interesting ways to keep the child focused and engaged indoors is through science experiments. Not only are the experiments engaging, but also fantastic early-age learning about observation, experiment variables, etc. No matter what age, these experiments are pretty fascinating for children and adults too. 

These experiments are hardly difficult and mostly require items that are already in your home. Try to do the one that is fascinating for the kids and explain to them the process, so they remember and comprehend what’s happening. 

You can try making lava lamps, homemade dough, volcano, snow globe, invisible ink, homemade slime, a bean in a cup, etc. These are all learning experiments for kids and easily doable at home. You can also teach them and ask them to do it on their own, so they also learn while having fun.

Read with Kids

If your kids already enjoy reading, then you can try a reading-out-loud activity with your kids, where everyone takes turns to read the story. 

Love of Reading Children

There are multiple benefits of reading out loud with kids: 

  • It creates a lifetime interest in reading,  
  • It expands their attention spans,
  • Helps in language development,
  • Strengthens children’s imagination,
  • Comprehension skills are also improved,
  • Helps you become closer.

Rainy Day Activities vs. Passive Screen Use

These were five ways to keep your kids engaged in productive and useful indoor activities. Every passing day, children become more and more addicted to screens through smartphones, laptops, tablets, play stations, and other gadgets, which reduces their movement and productivity. Excessive passive use of screens can be harmful to kids of any and all ages, so it is advised that parents take extra care to come up with fun indoor activities for kids.

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