These rainy day activities for kindergarten are the perfect way to keep screen-time down and maximize play time and connection! Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate and we’re just along for the ride. The secret to being a next-level parent is being prepared to sprinkle some magic and surprise into ANY circumstances!
What Should I Do With My Kindergarten Child When It’s Raining Cats & Dogs?
When it’s raining cats and dogs outside, open up an animal shelter! Jokes aside, this list is full of surefire ways to make great memories with your kindergarten child every time the weather turns rainy.
Rainy Day Kindergarten Art & Play
DIY Playdough Marble Maze
This activity is SO fun and it never ceases to amaze me just how long kids want to enjoy it! It’s perfect for helping your kids set up, playing a few times together, and then sneaking away for a little mom time once they’ve got the hang of it!
Beautiful Galaxy Coffee Filter Craft
Seriously, these galaxy coffee filters are BEAUTIFUL! They are the perfect blend of open-ended process art that has an ending everyone will be pleased to look at for the days and months to come.
Gently Teach Your Child To Play Independently
Rainy days are a great time to pick up a new skill… like playing independently! Some kids take to it easily, but others need a little help figuring out what to do when they’re flying solo. This free printable is certain to help them out!
If it’s not hailing golf balls and there’s no lightning around, take your kids outside to enjoy some muddy, splashy, jumpy play! Once they’re done, serve up some cocoa or tea just for fun and then snuggle up to read together.
Rainy Day Kindergarten Reading Activities
Read Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
Talk about wild weather! This book will inspire some laughs and make whatever weather happening around your home seem pretty tame. 😉
Enjoy These Kindergarten-Friendly Early Readers
Looking for your child’s next favorite book? This list has some classics that every child should get a chance to read while they’re in kindergarten!
Have a “Rainy Day Book Club” Discussion About A Classic Story
Speaking of classic, beloved books – Corduroy can’t be missed! Read the story together and then take the time to discuss it with these prompts. You might be surprised by the thoughts your child comes up with!
Kindergarten is an exciting time because many kids are learning to READ! These worksheets are quick to download, print, and it’s totally amazing to watch your child pick up on these early reading concepts. Spend some time on your next rainy day doing a little extra phonics practice!
Rainy Day Kindergarten STEM Activities
Mix Up Some SLIME Recipes!
No matter what the weather is like, no matter how bad of a day anyone has had, there’s nothing like slime to shake things up! It’s a great sensory experience, it’s such fun STEM activity, and there are SO many different recipes to try. These 8 recipes are fool-proof for success every time!
Make A Tin Can Phone
This rainy day kindergarten activity will take you back! Have fun helping your kindergartener design and decorate their phone and then talk back and forth from across the room – it’s like magic, but better because it’s SCIENCE!
Watch These Popcorn Kernels Dance
Science experiments like this one are the perfect kindergarten activity on a rainy day. It’s not especially messy, it only uses common ingredients, and it’s really fun to watch what happens!
Build & Marvel At This Packing Peanut Craft
If you happen to have packing peanuts around, this STEM building project will keep your child occupied for a long time. There’s some serious engineering happening here, but all it takes to get started is packing peanuts and water!
Build A Simple & Fascinating Balloon Rocket for Kindergarten
Assembling this activity is simple, and using the balloon rocket is awesome! Once it’s set up, your child can do the project over and over again and observe different forces at work.
Practice Math Together The FUN Way!
There’s no such thing as too much math as far as I’m concerned. Making math fun is one of the greatest educational gifts you can give your child, and these activities don’t disappoint!
There you go! Rainy days don’t have to be a disappointment. These ideas will infuse a little something special into every day of inclement weather!
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