When it gets too cold or rainy outside, it's always good to have a backup plan. Print out these ideas to keep handy, or cut each idea out, fold and place in a jar. Another option is to write each idea on popsicle sticks and the next time it's too cold or rainy, just randomly choose an idea.
Badminton with a Balloon. Tape popsicle sticks to a paper plate and blow up a balloon.
(Make a) Bean Bracelet
(Make a) Bird feeder
Bowling - Place ten white cups in a triangle shape and roll the ball to knock them over.
Build a fort out of sheets, blankets or towels
Build with LEGOS and blocks
Clean your room
Color a coloring page. Print one from the Internet if you don't have a coloring book.
Create a music band with pots, and wood, metal and plastic spoons.
Dance to your favorite music and show your moves!
Decorate a shoebox to make into a dollhouse
Decorate a large box and have your young child sit in it, pretend like they are driving, as you push them around the house.
Draw a self portrait
Experiment with Science
- Cloud in a Jar
- Make Ice Crystals in Your Kitchen
- Exploding Apples Experiment
- Bouncy Egg Experiment
- Easy Glitter Slime
- It's a Solid... It's a Liquid... It's Oobleck!
- Exploding Milk
- Cleaning a Penny
- Make Ice Cream in a Bag
Find five toys to give away
(Make a) Healthy snack
(Play) Hide and seek. We love to play it with our dogs!
Indoor Garden. Start with green onions from the grocery store. Use the greens in a meal and place the white part in water. Each day measure how much they've grown!
(Make a) List of something in the house/yard that starts with each letter of the alphabet
(Learn a) Magic trick
(Make) Maps or “treasure hunts” to nearby places
Paint Pet rocks
(Make a) Paper airplane
(Create a) Paper laser maze - tape crepe paper across the hallway in different angles.
(Make a) Paper plate mask
(Plan a) Party for your family
Play 20 questions
Play a board game
(Make) Play Dough
Pretend you are a pirate or a superhero
(Put on a )Puppet Show
Recycle broken crayons and re-melt in silicon molds
(Have a) Tea party and read poetry
Teach kids how to do laundry
Teach the dog tricks
Tell jokes, lookup new jokes
(Take a) Virtual Field Trip
Watch a movie & make popcorn
Write a note to a friend
Write a poem or story, then illustrate it
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