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Rainy Day Activities for Kids

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It’s raining, it’s pouring — but the kids aren’t snoring. Instead, they’re waiting and following you around the kitchen, into the living and up the stairs, waiting to hear what you have planned for this soggy day. If you’re out of ideas, don’t worry – You’ve come to the right place!

Check out our top seven ideas for rainy day activities with the kids.

  1. Finish a Game of Monopoly

When was the last time you started and finished a game of Monopoly? Today just might be the day. With plenty of time on your hands, you and your family can set up the board, choose your pieces and actually finish the game — and even have time for lunch or dinner all together.

  1. Create a Blanket and Pillow Fort

A favorite rainy day activity for families is building a blanket and pillow fort. Gather your spare blankets and the pillows off your kid’s beds, and let them create their mini-fort in your living room or another area. Afterward, climb on in with some board games and join in on the fun.

  1. Make a Craft Project

Between school assignments and after-school events, your kids don’t often have the time to dive into a craft project — and neither do you after a long day at work. That’s why crafts are a perfect rainy day activity. Items you can make include cardboard jetpacks, toothpick and marshmallow sculptures, homemade flubber and more.

  1. Venture Outdoors for Indoor Fun

You may not be able to play outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go anywhere. Make your weekend special by taking your kids to a local arcade, where they can play laser tag, race go-karts, roller skate and more. Grab some lunch while you wait for the sun to come out for a round of mini-golf.

  1. Watch a Movie Marathon

Another popular rainy day activity for families is a movie marathon. Whether you’re all fans of “Toy Story,” “Star Wars,” “Shrek” or another film series, you can expect an afternoon of laughs when you watch your favorite characters onscreen.

  1. Play a No-Battery Game

Whether the storm has knocked out your power or kept it intact, there are plenty of rainy day activities to distract your kids that don’t require electricity. With no-battery games, you and your children can use your imaginations to create funny scenarios and stories, such as with the one-word story game.

  1. Plan a Vacation

If you weren’t already planning a vacation, you might want to hold off on this. But, if you were, now is the perfect day to complete the task. Gather around your tablet or computer with the kids, showing them where you’re planning to stay and visit on your upcoming vacation. You can even get their opinion on what they’d like to do or see during your trip.

Make Carlisle Sports Emporium Your Family’s Rainy Day Activity

Need to get out of the house after that intense game of Monopoly? Come to Carlisle Sports Emporium for some fresh air by zooming around our indoor go-kart track, speeding through our two-story laser tag arena or hitting up our intense arcade games.

Visit us today — rain or shine — or contact us to learn about hosting a family event, like a birthday or reunion!