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Rainy Day Activities For Toddlers

Ohhhh it's raining again and I have a very hyper child. Toddlers are always full of energy and are only too pleased to get themselves into mischief. However when it rains and they are cooped up inside their energy levels are turned up a notch, making it difficult to keep them occupied whilst trying not to pull your hair out!!! So don't let the rain spoil your day and go have some fun and get creative! There so much you can do around the house. 


When given the opportunity toddlers love keeping their hands busy so why not try and cook up a storm in the kitchen with them. You could try and bake a cake or cookies perhaps something savoury like mini pizzas. They are all great fun to make and even more fun to eat...


It is always a good idea to try and encourage a toddler to be creative because it is a great way for them to become expressive by using their imagination. When toddlers are creative they can try new exciting things and will therefore learn new ways of being - whether this is through the magic of play dough, the noise of saucepans lids or even through messy play they will soon be excited to try and become more expressive. 


Even though Amelia is only two years old we will always spend time reading together. I will normally read through the book and then we will go back through and point out the pictures. We really do have so much fun when reading together - Amelia is learning some many new words and tonight we learned the word fox, it was more of a 'hox' but I know what she means.


Rainy days are a great opportunity to do a bit of learning. Over the last few weeks my husband and I have been getting Amelia some activity books and some learning cards, they have gone down really well with her. We are doing great with colours, identifying different animals, most transport and every day objects...numbers is something we will be working towards, we can identify the number two, we can say 7, 8, 9 but struggle with number one!!!


Thanks to a few rainy days with my daughter I have been enjoying making lots of secret dens. It is so much fun and all you really need is two chairs, a very large blanket or sheet and some toys to stash away. When we make our secret den it takes me back to when my brother decided it would be a good idea to sneak me and my sister out into the garden into our den made of bed sheets...but the it rained...very hard! Lets just say I think my parents knew what we were up to and were trying to teach us a lesson! 


Wait, whaaaaat? But this is a list off indoor activities. It is supposed to be summer and if it is only a light shower we will always put on our rain jackets and wellies to go outside to jump in puddles, look for worms, go for walks and watch out for rainbows. What do you do when it rains?
16 comments on "Rainy Day Activities For Toddlers"
  1. These are great ideas. My boy has so much energy, so even if the weather's not great he almost needs to get outside and burn it off and as our house is very limited for running around - we're having work done to it - we often brave the rain still. #KCACOLS

    Nadia - ScandiMummy x

    1. Yes I think more should, there's nothing more fun that puddle jumping!!! Thank you for stopping by and for your comments

  2. A great list of activities. Me and the kids love baking on rainy days

    1. Thanks lovely. During the poo weather my little lady and I have done way too much baking. Not great for Mummy who is supposed to be watching what she eats. Thanks for your comments x

  3. I hate mess so cooking and creative stuff are really kept for emergencies only! I love reading books and having a sing song and a dance. And I won't lie, Peppa Pig can feature heavily on my rainy day agenda ;)

    1. There are days where I think can I be bothered to get all those crafty bits out too. Cleaning all those sprinkles, sparkles and stopping the kid from eating crayons - nope, I'll stick with Peppa Pig today. Thank you so much for your comments!

  4. Great list of ideas - it's looking like I'm going to need them this week where we are, it's miserable! Making a den has to be the ultimate rainy day activity for small children - I have loads of happy memories of that! #KCACOLS

    1. I am kind of glad that the sun has made an appearance again. There was only so many cookies I could eat without it hanging around my tummy! No thank you. Thanks so much for stopping by x

  5. Some great ideas - a shame we have had so many days lately when we need these kind of ideas hey?!
    I haven't done baking yet with Arthur - we have a funpod now so he can reach safely at the right level. We have a 100 words picture book which he loves, we go through and he either tries to name the different objects, or I will ask him to find something. We do this with normal books too and he loves the challenge of trying to search for something I. Particular. We are learning shapes at the moment and he has become obsessed with hearts - points to them everywhere and asks me to draw them on his chalkboard all the time! (We have an outdoor chalkboard but had just bought as indoor one for rainy days!) #KCACOLS

    1. The funpod sounds great! I may have to google. Hehe. Children loves reading through book, my daughter has a big picture book and she can say most of the words too. Thank for your comments x

  6. We tend to bake when it's raining, or make popcorn, snuggle under a blanket and watch our favourite Disney film. #KCACOLS

    1. You cannot beat popcorn and a film with little ones. A good choice. Thanks for stopping by my lovely x

  7. I actually quite like rainy days, we bake together, cwtch up on the sofa and read a book or watch Frozen, sometimes I break out a big tub of porridge oats for some sensory play. And now we're kitted out with wellies and waterproofs we might start heading out in the rain a bit more too! x #KCACOLS

    1. Frozen is normally our choice too I couldn't tell you how many times I have watched this film. Lol. Pop porridge sensory play now that sounds...messy haha. Th k you for stopping by x

  8. These are great ideas to keep your kids entertain when you have an awful rainy day! It seems that we are having more of these days lately. It has been raining a lot this week in London. When we have days like this we also like to go swimming (indoors), go to an indoor soft play centres, go to a shopping centre or even the supermarket. All of these activities keep the kids happy for a while. Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I hope you can join us again on Sunday, :-) x

    1. I never thought about venturing out to take her swimming a very good idea. Something we may have to try when we have nothing to do when it rains. Thanks so much for hosting and for your comments


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