10 May 2016

The Fun Must Go On, Come Rain or Shine

Common sense dictates staying indoors in the rain. There are lots of activities you can do to keep your children entertained inside the house when it is cold and wet outside. But cabin fever can be detrimental to your sanity and the only way to restore order is to step outside for some fresh air.

There is much fun to be had in the rain. Here are some of our favourite outdoor activities for a rainy day.


The Fun Must Go On, Come Rain or Shine


1) Listen to the sound of the raindrops as they fall all around you.

2) Look up and feel the rain as it falls on your face. Close your eyes and let the rain wash over you.

3) Try and catch a raindrop on your tongue. How does it taste? What does it taste of?

4) Catch some rain-water in your palm and let it drip slowly through your fingers.

5) Stand very still and watch the rain. Can you count the raindrops as they fall to the ground? How many can fall in a minute?

6) Smell the rain. The heady fragrance of a parched earth drenched by rain. Perhaps more relevant in the Asian Monsoons than in Britain, but wonderful all the same.

7) Sing and dance in the rain. 

8) Jump and splash in muddy puddles. 

9) Challenge your grown-ups to a puddle jumping contest. Or an 'avoid being splashed by a puddle' challenge.

10) Go on a mini-beast adventure in the back-garden or the park. Look for worms, snails and insects in the muddy soil and under wet leaves.

11) Go for a rambling walk in the rain. 

12) Look up. Try and spot that cloud with the silver lining. You might see a rainbow instead. 


Run, jump, play, have fun in the rain. The possibilities are endless. So put on your waterproofs, pull up those welly boots and step outside to enjoy the rain. 

Just keep warm, dry and carry on. The fun must go on, come rain or shine. 

What is your favourite outdoors rainy-day activity? 



Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.

20 comments:

  1. Some wonderful ideas there, we certainly need those ideas most of the time.
    We love puddle jumping.

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    1. Thank you, Zoe. We love jumping in puddles too!

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  2. My two have always loved jumping in puddles. I blame that Peppa Pig, lol :-D
    You're right though, there's great fun to be had in the rain if you get wellies and coats on and head out.

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    1. Yes, she does have a lot to do with the massive interest in puddle jumping :-D But all good x

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  3. What a nice uplifting post. I used to love jumping in puddles too. R

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    1. Thank you, Rosana. I like to think of rain as a necessity and to make the most of it.

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  4. I can't say that I'm a fain of being outside in the rainy days! I sit in my car for ages dreading getting out when it rains haha.

    Corinne x

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    1. Don't blame you, Corinne. There are days when I would rather be indoors with a hot cup of tea!

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  5. I love the smell of the rain too. Sometimes I would go on a walk in the rain just because I like it so much. :)

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    1. Isn't it just wonderful? And so refreshing too, especially after long, hot summer days.

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  6. I love going out in the rain and it doesn't need to stop all the fun! x

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    1. Absolutely! Walking is always great fun, no matter what the weather. x

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  7. We love playing in the rain, puddle jumping is favourite! Just as well really because all it's done the last 2 days is rain. Usually the kids like to splash me and then giggle about it, haha. The smell of rain is the best! xx

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    1. Same here! My son thinks it's hilarious to splash muddy water all over me :-D

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  8. This is a lovely post. It has been raining cats and dogs here.

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    1. Thanks, Stella. Hope it settles soon. Though don't let it stop the fun :)

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  9. I love the rain, if we have planned to go out in it with appropriate clothing. I HATE being caught out in it and getting soaked! Lovely post. Kaz x

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    1. Thank you, Kaz. I have been caught out more than once and have since learnt my lesson to always carry an all-weather jacket. Just in case!

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  10. Some great ideas here. I love the 'clean' feeling and smell after a thunderstorm. I actually don't mind the rain so long as it's not too cold.

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    1. I agree. It's the cold and wet that bothers me, not the wet. In fact there is something utterly soothing (and cooling) about getting drenched in the rain in summer.

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