Ten Brilliant Things to Do with Kids on a Rainy Day

Published 02 November 2018 at 19:02

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Ten Brilliant Things to Do with Kids on a Rainy Day

If the weather turns grey and the torrential rainstorm has poured water on your plans, it is very easy for your mind to go completely blank. Are you still on the hunt for the perfect boredom-busting activities for children? Chin up! You are in safe hands now: luckily, TickiKids are experts at presenting a “Plan B”, revealing plenty of brilliant things to do with kids on a rainy day. We’ve put together ten of our favourite video tutorials. This lifesaver will be of interest to all parents who want to have some fun family time in a comfort of their homes, using easily available materials.

Make your own Lava Lamp

It’s always good to give children a bit of science, so make the most of a rainy day to undertake one of the most spectacular experiments like real scientists right at home.

Credit: © video from ScienceBob YouTube channel

You will need:

  • clean 1-litre soda bottle;
  • regular water;
  • cooking oil;
  • food colouring;
  • fizzing antacid tablets (such as Alka Seltzer).

Create your own Greeting Cards

If science experiments are not your child’s thing, maybe some craft activities will be more up your street. Whether it is a Christmas card or Birthday card, the craft is a tonic in itself that helps flex children's creative muscles. After all, is there anything more pleasurable than enjoying the process of creating unique personalised cards for your dearest ones?

Credit: © video from Handmade Cards Ideas YouTube channel

You will need:

  • patterned yellow ivory sheet: 45x22 cm;
  • black sheet: 16.5x21 cm;
  • black sheet: 12x16 cm;
  • white sheet: 11x15 cm.

Make an indoor Obstacle Course

Frustratingly, when the sun stubbornly refuses to pop back out, it’s quite challenging to keep little ones interested inside the house. Never fear: try your hand at this fun obstacle course and your family won’t go short of indoor activities. 

Credit: © video from WhatsUpMoms YouTube channel

You will need:

  • trampoline;
  • rubber Circles;
  • doll Stroller.

Make Salt Dough. Craft Ideas

Feeling crafty? Ever imagined what it might be like to create a keepsake for your family for decades to come? For this, we have an adorable craft idea: salt dough will certainly become a fabulous DIY Christmas decoration quick and easy to make with kids at home.

Credit: © video from eHowArtsAndCrafts YouTube channel

You will need:

  • mixing container;
  • 1 cup of plain flour;
  • ½ cup of salt;
  • ½ cup of water;
  • cookie cutters;
  • acrylic paint;
  • paint-brush.

Detective Case. Spy Hacks

Super sleuth children will put their detective skills to the test to solve a crime. From dusting kit for fingerprints to a black light reader, these crook-catching activities for kids will feed their imagination.

Credit: © video from DreamWorksTV YouTube channel

You will need:

For a fingerprint dusting kit:

  • pencil;
  • container;
  • nail file;
  • reel of sticky tape;
  • makeup brush;
  • notebook.

For the Black Light Reader:

  • phone;
  • reel of sticky tape;
  • blue and purple sharpies;
  • highlighter;
  • a bowl of water;
  • pliers.

For the Periscope:

  • empty toothpaste box;
  • hot glue;
  • scissors;
  • CD;
  • black tape.

Make your own Bath Paints

Does your child try to avoid the bath? This special recipe for homemade bath paints is an inventive way to make your little one just keen on bath times. After all, what’s better than taking a bath on a rainy day? Getting clean and painting with the baby is the perfect combination.

Credit: © video from Happy Toy Time YouTube channel

You will need:

  • ¼ cup of body wash or shampoo;
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch;
  • food colouring;
  • water;
  • containers ;
  • paint brushes.

Make a Dollhouse in a Shoe Box

This tutorial about a DIY dollhouse is a perfect lifesaver for parents who have daughters. First up, your little princess's creative juices will start flowing when it comes to the handcrafted decors of a room. Secondly, such an activity will help keep your kids entertained for hours.

Credit: © video from MyFroggyStuff YouTube channel

You will need:

  • recycling cardboard;
  • computer paper;
  • cotton sheet;
  • felt;
  • yarn;
  • pillow fluff;
  • cracker or pasta boxes;
  • popsicle sticks;
  • skinny stick;
  • acrylic paint;
  • glue.

Indoor Snowball Fight

Dreaming of the best snowball fight ever? Make your own snowballs from dollar store toys and enjoy your family get-togethers all the year round. Cheerful screams guaranteed!

Credit: © video from Yahoo YouTube channel

You will need:

  • Soft toy balls
  • Fake snow
  • Spray adhesive

Gardening with kids

Escape the rain by gardening with kids at home. Children of all ages love watching how plants grow from tiny seeds just in front of their eyes. It is a perfect way of getting kids involved in the garden. Why not try annual ryegrass or herbs?

Credit: © video from IFASCDistrict YouTube channel

You will need:

  • simple wicker basket;
  • garbage bag;
  • garden soil;
  • annual ryegrass - grass seed;
  • spray bottle.

Cooking Pizza following a recipe by Jamie Oliver

Watch this video tutorial and have a magical day with legendary English chef Jamie Oliver and his lovely kids cooking cheats pizza that your kiddies will love to make and eat with you. Bon appetit!

Credit: © video from Jamie Oliver YouTube channel

You will need:

  • 1 and ½ cups of self-raising flour;
  • ½ cup of water;
  • pinch of salt;
  • tablespoon of olive oil;
  • pan;
  • tomato sauce;
  • mozzarella;
  • parmesan;
  • prosciutto (optional);
  • salami;
  • oregano;
  • balsamic.

There are still numerous options to do indoor thanks to an array of playgrounds in Hong Kong to help keep your children entertained while the sky turns grey.

We would love to hear all your favourite indoor & rainy day activities in the comments box below.

By Anna Khan

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