Rainy Day Guide for Family Fun

Child looking through window on a rainy day

What do families do for rainy day activities? A rainy day conjures up an image of a warm drink and a conversation with a friend, a good book in front of the fire.  A lazy day inside catching up on all your shows.

Unless you are a parent.

Rainy days are not necessarily romantic, peaceful or perfect.
They can be dreadful, fear-inducing and to put it simply–downright disliked.  I don’t think I even need to explain why. (But I will)

Uncivilized crazies bounce off the walls, tedious groans of boredom echo through the house. Whiny pleas for “more screen tiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmme!” 

Rainy Day
Rain ruining your plans?

It’s unbearable. It’s unendurable.

We can’t take another minute.

Mom. Dad. We gotcha covered.

The Family Fun Twin Cities Rainy Day Activities Guide is the playbook you need to get through a chunk of your day when you are stuck inside.  These ideas will spark imagination: whether the imagination is yours or belongs to your kiddos.  And sometimes all it takes is a little bit of effort and intention to make the day a success for everyone. This article contains some Amazon affiliate links and FFTC receives a small commission on purchases made through these links.

Rainy Day Games for Kids

Fun Books to Read When Its Raining Outside

We are all about reading good books here at FFTC and a rainy day gives you the perfect opportunity to read. Possibly to have a conversation as well.

Here are some great books we love by some of our favorite local authors.

Read Aloud: Go on a Family Adventure Without Leaving Your House

Active Books

Quiet Books

Need some instant gratification? These are our favorite places to find Free Books Online: 7 Places to Find Books Without Leaving Your Home.

Rainy Day Outings in the Twin Cities

Hey – this is Minnesota – we know how to get active indoors. We also have some quieter options.

Active Indoor Fun

Embrace the Rain

We've collected a few ideas for having family fun in the rain.

 

Originally Published in April of 2016
Updated as needed.

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