Is it raining heavily on a weekend and you can’t figure out what to do? Well, you need not get down on yourself. It’s the perfect time to try out some amazing and adventurous activities. If you have kids, you can make it a family affair by involving them. Below is a list of 12 things to do on a rainy day. The activities are good ideas for families, roommates, or a group of friends.

Fun Activities for a Rainy Day


Indoor Treasure Hunt

If your kids are home, you can spice up their day despite the gloomy weather by playing a game of treasure hunt. Make a set of clues for everyone in the family and have each clue leading to the next one until they find the treasure. Write down the clues on pieces of paper and seal them in envelopes. Label the envelopes with the clue number to help the treasure hunters keep track of them. For example, you can label them as “1 of 10”, “2 of 10”, and so on. Whoever finds the treasure first is the winner. You can reward them with a toy, a meal or movie tickets. You can also play as teams or individuals.



If you love camping, you must be wondering why on earth you’d even camp in the house. It’s actually a great idea and you can have lots of fun with your family without stepping out when it’s all gloomy. You can set up a small dome tent for your kids or use bed sheets over the couch. You can make them cozy with pillows, sleeping bags and airbeds. Make some snacks to be eaten under the tent.


Have a Bubble Bath

When was the last time you had a long soothing bubble bath? This is one of the best things to do on a rainy day especially if you’re home alone. Mix about a ½ cup of mild body or hand soap, a tablespoon of honey and one egg white in a clean container and pour it into your bath water. If you have dry skin, you can add a pint of sesame or almond oil. Honey, being a natural humectant, will help attract and retain moisture in your skin. Egg helps make a fluffier bath as it makes the bubbles last longer. Once you hop into the tub, you won’t want to leave for hours.


Visit a Museum

You can still leave the house even when it is raining. Discover the cultural and historic heritage of your town or country by visiting a museum with the kids. Museums are a great learning environment for the kids. A single visit to a museum can expose your kids to in-depth information on various subjects. It’s one of the best informal learning environments. You’ll have lots of fun while at it.


Catch a Movie

Gone to the cinema lately? How about you take this opportunity to go watch the latest family friendly action flick or comedy? You can all enjoy the thrill of watching a movie on a huge screen as you munch away at some popcorn. Going to the cinema is always an exciting experience. You can’t go wrong with it. This is one of the fun things to do on a rainy day.


Read a Novel

If you’re always on the move trying to get things done and hardly get time to read your favorite novels, books or magazines, then rainy days are a great time to do some catching up. Cuddle up in bed and read to your heart’s content.


Time to Deep Condition

Having time to take proper care of your hair is often an overlooked privilege especially for the career mom. You’re either at work or chasing after the kids. A rainy day brings with it the perfect opportunity to whip up a home-made deep conditioner to give your hair the treatment it deserves. You can get tons of DIY deep conditioner recipes online or simply use mayonnaise.


“Tea Party” For the Kids

You shouldn’t let the gloom outdoors come in. Host a tea party with the kids and lay your best china on the table. Let the kids draw up the guest list and invite all their furry friends. The kids can have cocoa or juice with a chicken or egg sandwich. Use cookie cutters to make the sandwiches look somewhat fancy.


Bake Some Chocolate Chip Cookies

You have to admit nothing brings more cheer to a gloomy day than the sight of fresh chocolate chip cookies. It’s even better if you’ve baked them yourself. You can be sure the kids won’t be letting you out of their sight in anticipation for the treat. Chocolate chips cookies and milk is a combination made in heaven.


Put Your Mixology Skills to the Test

Ever tried your hand at mixology? This is one of the best things to do on a rainy day. Flex your mixology muscles by trying out the craziest mixes you can think of. You can also try out some of the classic cocktail recipes available online. Once you’ve mastered your favorite mix, you can whip it up for your friends next time they come over.


Plan for a Vacation

Being stuck at home when it’s raining can be a drag. But don’t let the fact that you can’t go out dampen your spirits. You can start planning for your next vacation. You can turn it into a game with the kids where you select a random location on the US map, or even the world. Have them research about every destination you pick – how to get there, what to do while there and any other relevant information. Create budgets for travel, and accommodation and try to pick the most reasonable destinations. It would make for a great family adventure.


Play Board Games

How about gathering the whole family for a round of monopoly when it’s raining? Sound like a good idea? You could also scrabble, chess or checkers. It’s a great way to bond with the whole family as you have fun.


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