5 Fun Rainy Day Activities For Toddlers

Fun Rainy Day Activities

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Your toddler is a bundle of energy who is always on the go. As a parent, you are always on your toes innovating and experimenting with activities that will attract your toddler’s attention and keep him busy.

You may be dreading the rains when your toddler tends to usually get cranky and bored at home. Find out in this article how you can make learning fun for your little one on a cloudy day.

Here are 5 fun rainy day activities for toddlers, which are a great way to introduce them to a few fundamental concepts, staying indoors:

1. Paper Towel Rolls Color Sorting Activity:

This simple activity does not require much effort and is super fun for your toddler. It is also a great tool to help your toddler identify colors.

You Will Need:

  • Old toilet paper rolls
  • Colored papers
  • Glue
  • Small plastic bowls in white
  • Colorful pom-pom balls matching the colored paper

How To:

  • Help your toddler glue the colored paper on the toilet rolls
  • You can then hang the colorful strips for him from a window
  • Place bowls under each roll
  • Ask your toddler to put each colored pom-pom ball under its matching color roll

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2. Piggy Bank With Old Discarded Bottle: 

You can introduce your toddler to the concept of saving with the help of this fun activity.

You Will Need:

  • An old discarded plastic bottle
  • Paints
  • Paint brush
  • Pair of wiggly eyes
  • Black sketch pen
  • Plastic hook
  • Some colored paper
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  • Help your toddler paint the lid in his favorite color
  • Help him stick the wiggly eyes on the lid
  • Let him draw a nose on the lid using black sketch pens
  • Your toddler can now paint the bottle and leave it to dry
  • Help him cut out two triangles from the colored paper
  • Glue these on the bottle to form the ears
  • You can cut out a slit in the middle of the bottle and teach him how to put in coins
  • Attach the hook at the bottom of the bottle to make the tail.
  • Alternatively, you can use the hook to hang up your baby’s first piggy bank on the wall. Remember to make it reachable for your baby.

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3. Muffin Tray Color Sorting Game:

Your toddler can enjoy this fun activity for hours together.

You Will Need: 

  • An empty muffin tray
  • Colorful pom-pom balls
  • Colored paper matching the pom-pom balls
  • Glue
  • Safety scissors

How To:

Help your toddler cut out circles from the colored paper

  • Let him stick these inside the muffin tray holds with a glue stick
  • Now ask your toddler to sort out the colored pom-pom balls and place in the matching tray hold

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4. Climbing Up The Numbered Stairs:

You can teach numbers to your toddler in a super fun way!

You Need: 

  • A staircase
  • Chalk

How To:

  • Mark the numbers on the stairs in a big font so that your toddler can easily spot it
  • Ask your toddler to climb and read
  • Point out to the number and repeat what it is
  • Cheer him on to climb and learn more
  • You could add more numbers to the stairs as your toddler learns to recognize them

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5. Bubble Wrap Paint Art:

Everyone loves to play with bubble wrap, and your toddler is no exception.

You Will Need:

  • A sheet of used bubble wrap
  • Different shades of paint
  • Paint brushes
  • A pair of gloves

How To:

  • Help your toddler wear the gloves
  • Spread the bubble wrap sheet and ask your toddler to paint the bubbles in his favorite colors
  • Your toddler will love the pop sound it makes and will enjoy painting too

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These simple to do and interesting toddler rainy day activities are a great way to channelize your toddler’s energy indoors. You can make your toddler learn a lot through the fun way! It is also a great way to bond with your little one on a rainy day.

If you have any other interesting ideas fun rainy day activities for toddlers at home, please share it here with other moms. Also, do let us know if your toddler enjoyed any of the above activities.

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