4 ways to keep your kids active on rainy days

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Rainy days have never been this much fun. (Source: iStock)
Rainy days have never been this much fun. (Source: iStock)

Rainy days are the best kind of days when you’re home and have nowhere to go and nothing to do. You can wake up late, read a good book or cozy up on the couch to binge-watch your favorite show. You may even want to snag a mid-day nap. Yep, rainy days are great, unless you’re a kid that is.

If you have an active child that loves to be outside playing, you know that a rainy day is not a relaxing day at all. Between the tantrums and the “I’m bored," it can actually be somewhat of a headache, but it doesn’t have to be. All you need is a little creativity and a few things to keep the little ones entertained. Check out these four ways to keep your kids active on rainy days. The kids will have so much fun, they might even wish that it rained every day.

Bring the playground to your living room with an indoor swing set

This doorway gym set is a great way to bring the playground into your living room. (Source: Amazon)
This doorway gym set is a great way to bring the playground into your living room. (Source: Amazon)

$119.96 $159.95 at Amazon

If your kiddos love going to the neighborhood park to play on the swing set or climb on the jungle gym, then this is perfect for them. When you can’t go to the playground, bring the playground home with an indoor jungle gym set.

With four different attachments, every one of your child’s favorite outdoor activities can be achieved in your very own living room. Equipped with a swing chair, rings, a ladder and a swing rope, your kid will have hours of fun. All you need is a doorway.

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Dance to your favorite tunes with a Bluetooth speaker

This Bluetooth speaker by MusiBaby will have your kids dancing all day and all night. (Source: Amazon)
This Bluetooth speaker by MusiBaby will have your kids dancing all day and all night. (Source: Amazon)

$27.09 $39.99 at Amazon

Rainy days are great for listening to music but don’t just listen to music, dance the night away with a little help from a long-lasting portable speaker. Play a game of freeze dance or musical chairs, maybe create a new game of DJ tag and close the generational gap when you take turns picking the next song to dance to.

You’ll not only get to listen to the songs your child loves, but you’ll also have a chance to introduce them to some oldies but goodies from your childhood. Dancing is a great way to keep your kids active, and it can be tons of fun too. Since you’re using Bluetooth speakers, you can control the tunes from your phone no matter where the conga line takes you.

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Nothing beats a timeless game of Twister

Keep it classic with the game of Twister from Hasbro for hours of twisted fun. (Source: Amazon)
Keep it classic with the game of Twister from Hasbro for hours of twisted fun. (Source: Amazon)

$15.97 $19.99 at Amazon

Speaking of oldies but goodies, the classic game of Twister is a must-have for any kid on a rainy day. I’m sure you remember spinning the board and calling out “left-foot green” followed by “right-hand red” and just waiting for the moment you and your siblings were so twisted and intertwined.

It’s always a matter of seconds before someone comes tumbling down in this twisty activity. Help your kids create those memories with this classic game. You might just turn into a pretzel with them.

Don’t just build any old fort, make it a cozy one

Get optimum comfort for your fort with a cozy OhGeni fleece blanket. (Source: Amazon)
Get optimum comfort for your fort with a cozy OhGeni fleece blanket. (Source: Amazon)

$20.99 $21.99 at Amazon

What’s a rainy day without a fort? Let your kids’ imagination run wild when you help them transform the living room into a battlefield or a camping ground. All you need for the perfect fort are a few essential items. Drape a king-sized bed sheet over a few tables and chairs. Make it a soft fleece blanket for an extra layer of coziness.

Your child’s fort lounging will be comfier than ever with this cover by Butterfly Craze. (Source: Amazon)
Your child’s fort lounging will be comfier than ever with this cover by Butterfly Craze. (Source: Amazon)

$31.99 at Amazon

Next, throw some pillows inside the fort for a comfy place to chill. You could also put the pillows into a floor lounger. These are really cool, just place five queen pillows into the individual slots in the lounger cover, once the pillows are in place you can fold them into a chair or a lounger. Clip the checkout coupon when you order yours today for 20% off. Your kids will want to spend hours in their fort playing games, reading a good book or watching their favorite movie (for the thousandth time).

Rainy day blues have met their match

The next time the weather takes a turn, create a day to remember with any or all of these fun activities for the kids. With them entertained, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your rainy day too.

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