A few summer rainy day activities – fun ideas when summer weather doesn’t want to cooperate.
Is there anything worse than being cooped up in the house with the kids on rainy days in the middle of summer break?
Here in Florida, the odds for rainy summer days seems greater than days without rain.
It doesn’t matter if you’re staying at home or you’re on vacation somewhere, rainy days in the summer can be quite the bummer. If you’re dealt several days of non-stop rain, it’s time to come up with some summer rainy day activities.
Summer Rainy Day Activities
Rest and Relax
Give yourself permission to chill out!
Modern motherhood seems dictated by social media. And social media dictates everyone is busy doing something.
And let’s face it, fear of missing out coupled with mom guilt sets in and you’re worried what people will think if you and the kids are doing nothing.
Well, stop giving in to the false realities of social media and get real. You need time to relax.
Use the occasionally rainy day at home during summer to relax and recharge. Snuggle up on the couch, read, watch a movie, catch up on your favorite TV show or play some board games.
If the mood strikes, take a nap.
Although rest and relaxation is both warranted and needed, being cooped up in the house for several days might mean it’s time to get a little more creative. This is particularly important when you have small kids at home. T
If yours are anything like mine, they go stir-crazy pretty quickly.
Build a fort, get out the art supplies, run a movie marathon, create an obstacle course through the house, make homemade pizza together, bake some cookies, or encourage the kids to put on a play.
Find a theme for the day (i.e. William Shakespeare Day where you encourage your older kids to read one of his plays, fix English food, and end the day watching Romeo and Juliette), and make the entire day about that theme.
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Out And About
Don’t let the rain keep you from heading out to have some fun. Instead, find some indoor activities that you can easily drive to.
Museums are great for rainy days and many have special exhibits during the summer months. Spend a rainy afternoon exploring art or local history and end it with lunch or early dinner at a favorite restaurant.
Don’t forget your local library.
Spending the day browsing and reading can be a pleasant way to stay busy. Give them a call or look online to see if there are special events and activities set up for the kids that day.
Most libraries have summer reading programs and special summer activities for kids.
You can even meet up with friends and hang out talking quietly and checking out books.
Some libraries also have gaming rooms where kids and adults alike can play board and video games.
Indoor Energy Burners
Need to burn off some excess energy?
Head to the local aquatic center or indoor pool.
Visiting an indoor playground is another great option, as is a trip to the mall.
Last but not least, don’t forget to check local movie theaters and regular theaters to see what performance and shows they offer. There are quite a few that free or discounted summer kids movies!
With a little creative thinking, even a few rainy days can become enjoyable summer experiences. If you’re in Florida, you’ve probably already experienced some summer rains that … well … rained on your parade. But, now you can be prepared by making note of these summer rainy day activities for next time!