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Rainy Day Activities for Kids in the Lower Mainland

creative ideas for activities to do with your kids on a rainy day



Family of four baking cookies with Vancouver Photographer Meliza Orellana Photography


February is here, and with it comes the cozy sound of raindrops on the window. While rainy days may keep us indoors, they also present the perfect opportunity for creativity and creating some pretty awesome family memories. So, grab your raincoats, cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa, and let's explore some exciting rainy day activities for your kids.


Indoor Art Gallery for The Creators Out There


Turn your living room into an art gallery! Set up an art station with canvases, paints, coloured pencils, and all the artistic essentials. (Have you checked out Dollarama - they have some great art supplies for this!) Let your little ones' imagination run wild as they create their masterpieces. Once the artwork is complete, have a family art show and discuss each creation. You'll be amazed by their creativity!


DIY Storytime


How old are your kids? If they’re school age, rainy days are perfect for storytelling. Encourage your kids to write and illustrate their own stories. Provide them with blank books or plain paper to craft their tales. Afterward, gather around and take turns reading each other's stories. It's a fantastic way to foster imagination and literacy skills. Otherwise, pick up one of their favourite books and get them to read it to you.



Father reading a book with his son by Meliza Orellana Photography


Indoor Camping Adventure - Build a Fort


Transform your living room into a campsite! Build a fort using blankets and cushions, and cozy up inside with sleeping bags and flashlights. Share campfire stories, enjoy indoor s'mores, and even stargaze using glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling. It's a rainy day adventure your kids (or you!) won't forget.


Science Experiments - Make a Volcano!


Discover the magic of science together! Explore simple at-home experiments using everyday items. Create a volcano with baking soda and vinegar, make slime, or even grow your own crystals. These hands-on activities are both educational and entertaining.


Baking and Cooking Creations - Make Cookies

Rainy days are the perfect excuse to whip up some delicious treats. We love using Jars By Jodi for some quick and fun baking activities. You can find her jars on her website and pick them up in Pitt Meadows, or you can find them at Town and Country Vintage Home, The Local Space and Maple Ridge Florist to name a few!


Involve your kids in the kitchen and let them become mini chefs. Bake cookies, make homemade pizza, or experiment with pancake art. Cooking together not only provides tasty rewards but also teaches valuable skills (like knowing how to drop a teaspoon of baking powder IN the bowl).



Mother with three kids baking cookies while smiling with Vancouver Photographer Meliza Orellana Photography


Virtual Museum Tours - Who Knew!?


If you're looking for an educational adventure, explore the world's museums from the comfort of your home. Many museums offer virtual tours that can be fascinating for kids and adults alike. Take a virtual trip to a famous museum and embark on a journey through art, history, or science. Have you been to The Smithsonian? I haven’t… but kind-of have. Here’s a link!


Rainy days are opportunities for quality time, learning, and creativity. Embrace the cozy atmosphere, and let your imaginations soar. Feel free to share your rainy day adventures with me; I'd love to hear about your family's experiences! Drop them in the comments below.


Stay warm, dry, and creative this February!


Meliza

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