Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Rainy days don’t have to be boring! Check out this list of six activities that are engaging, fun, and can be done indoors:

Bucket Tower

It’s the ultimate tower building challenge! See how many coins your bucket tower can hold. Watch the video instructions for pointers to get started, then the rest is up to you. You can do this tower challenge again and again, making adjustments as you learn and experiment to make the strongest tower. If you like this activity, try the Animal Tower challenge next!

Hot Air Balloon Painting

Follow along with the simple video instructions and paint a hot air balloon! Learn a little math and physics at the same time. Gather up your art supplies and let’s go!

Flip Book

Learn how to make a flip book and the basics of flip book animation in this STEM project for kids! This flip book tutorial is a perfect activity for elementary aged kids who are interested in animation and drawing.

Twister Hopscotch

Kids will love getting their wiggles out while learning about how the Cerebrum and the Cerebellum work together to help with movement and coordination. Download the free printable to get started.

Famous Buildings

Make models of famous buildings from around the world and learn about architects! Using clay and toothpicks, build ancient Egyptian Pyramids, the Empire State Building, and the Eiffel Tower.


Learn how to make a catapult using popsicle sticks! See how high and far you can launch different objects. Make sure to check out the accompanying science and engineering lesson, Catapults and Potential Energy.

I hope these projects keep you busy and having fun, even if you’re stuck indoors on a rainy day! For more project ideas, head over to The Winkle YouTube channel.

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