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Rainy Day Activity Jar

This rainy day activity jar has over 50 easy ideas for keeping little ones busy on days when playing outside isn’t possible. Most are fun or crafty but there are a couple of chores mixed in too. Whenever you hear “I’m bored” just reach for a slip of paper and complete the activity. Repeat as necessary.

Rainy Day Activity Jar with over 50 Activites

Rainy Day Activity Jar

You will need:
1 pint Mason jar
colored copy paper

Handwrite or copy/paste/print the list below onto colored copy paper.
Cut out so that each activity is on a separate strip of paper.
Fold each strip and place in the jar
Place lid on the jar and attach ribbon if desired.

Rainy Day Activities for Kids

  1. Playdoh
  2. Bake Cookies
  3. Crumple paper: play indoor basketball
  4. Paint
  5. Glow stick bath
  6. Make s’mores
  7. Puppet show
  8. Scavenger hunt
  9. Letters to soldiers
  10. Library trip
  11. Craft time
  12. Relay races
  13. Play in big boxes
  14. Clean out under the bed
  15. Dress up
  16. Color
  17. Organize shoes in all the closets
  18. Movie night
  19. Build a fort
  20. Eat fast food
  21. Read out loud
  22. Board Games
  23. Dance to the radio
  24. Make greeting cards
  25. Museum trip
  26. Picnic in living room
  27. Put on sock and “skate” on the floors
  28. Ride bikes in the house
  29. Play date at a friend’s house
  30. Play with tractors and trucks in dry beans
  31. Flash cards
  32. Make super hero capes from T-shirts
  33. Take blanket rides through the house
  34. Movie afternoon with popcorn
  35. Puzzles
  36. Take Glamour Shots
  37. Dust the furniture
  38. Costumes
  39. Play ball with a balloon in the hallway
  40. Dance-off
  41. Laundry day
  42. Fashion show
  43. Play beauty shop
  44. Make a card or craft for Daddy
  45. Crumpled paper snowball fight
  46. Tie dye something
  47. Have a sock ball fight
  48. Reading time
  49. Fill the water table with beans or beads
  50. Blow bubbles
  51. Bubble bath
  52. Cleaning day
  53. Make handprints