Beat the April Showers Blues with Fun Indoor Activities

Rainy days are all too common in the early spring months. Many families get frustrated with this occurrence, wanting to just get outside and enjoy sunny weather. Even though parents cannot control the weather, they can make rainy days a little more fun for everyone in the family.

There are a lot of ways to spend a rainy day that will make a family forget all about the bad weather outside. Anyone can use these ideas for some great indoor fun. Here are some fun indoor activities to beat the April showers blues.

Beat the April Showers Blues with Fun Indoor Activities

Have a movie marathon

There are some movies that were just made for rainy days. Families can get together a collection of some of their favorites, or use to find some new movies to add to the list.

Catch up on some reading

Reading is one of those activities that often gets pushed aside too often when families get busy or overwhelmed by their daily lives. A day indoors is a great time to spend catching up on reading. This can be novelty books or the latest newspapers.

Tackle those neglected disasters in the home

Another task that often gets pushed aside is organizing and cleaning out those problem areas that everyone has in their homes. Closets, pantries and garages are the most common areas that get cluttered. Families can finally organize these spaces to feel instantly better.

Head to an indoor pool

Swimming is a favorite activity of many families on hot, sunny days. Instead of stilling inside waiting for the rain to pass, anyone can head to their local indoor pool for the same water fun they were looking for. Most cities have a local YMCA or other facility that people can use on a regular basis to get their swim fix.

Make up a new recipe

There is no better way to warm up the home and feel cozy on a rainy day than to spend some time cooking or baking. Families can make this activity fun by trying to make up a new recipe or alter their favorite recipes to be even better. This is a great way to create a new favorite meal the family can enjoy every week.

Break out the board games

Board games are a classic family favorite that work perfectly any day of the year for all-day fun. Every family can use their traditional favorites, or buy a new game that will test and challenge

everyone. Many families like to use games that challenge memory or other skills to make this day a learning experience that everyone can enjoy.

Have an at-home pampering day

A favorite for the ladies in the home is always a home pampering day. Girls can create their own DIY versions of their favorite spa treatments, complete with facials, manicures, and massages. Even though they may be resistant at first, many boys will also love these little pampering moments as much as anyone else.



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26 thoughts on “Beat the April Showers Blues with Fun Indoor Activities

  1. Bringing out the board games are fun! – We have a nice indoor water park not to far we visit a few times in the winter/spring

  2. Perfect timing for this post! We are scheduled to have rain and thunderstorms all this week, which mean very little outside play time! You listed some great alternative ideas that we will definitely be trying!

  3. These are great ideas. I have six kids so I always need new ideas. We have done the movie marathons and the cleaning… but I really like the idea of an indoor pool.

  4. Whenever it is pouring rain outside in the spring, I always take that opportunity to do the spring cleaning. There is always something that could use some deep cleaning, and I get those neglected tasks done when there’s rain and I can’t get outside.

  5. These are some awesome indoor activities to do during April showers. I love to tackle the the cleaning or organizing when it is raining outside. Than playing family board games or watching movies. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Board games are great because the kids don’t outgrow them. They’re reasonably priced too. Hubby made a wooden board game once for the kids, that was extra fun because they participated in the process too. 🙂

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