Since today is dark and rainy at my house, I thought I’d share a few fun activities to do with your kids (or grandkids) to help a rainy day not be a gloomy one!   Make sure whatever activity you choose is age appropriate.  🙂

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful Homemaking

My two youngest asked to make playdough today, so let’s start with different playdough recipes!

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingEasy Edible Frosting Playdough
This only requires frosting, powdered sugar, a dab of food coloring and some cookie cutters.

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingEdible Chocolate Peanut Butter Playdough
Do you have some chocolate frosting, peanut butter and powdered sugar?  Then you’re all set!

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingPeanut Butter Playdough
This has been a staple in our “food fun repertoire” for years.  🙂
Remember that honey is not safe for babies!

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful Homemaking

Easy and Delicious Biscuit Doughnuts
Let the kids make the holes, and an adult the frying.  🙂

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingHomemade Shaved Ice
Choose your own colors and flavors.

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingBaked Funfetti Doughnuts
These are so good, no one would guess that they’re baked!

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingEducational Games and Activities
These activities are not only fun, but educational as well!

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingMarshmallow Pops
Tip:  Add a bit of marshmallow creme to your stick so the marshmallow won’t slide down it as much.

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingTie Dye Cupcakes
Let your kids choose the color combinations!

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingFun with Cool Whip
Did you know how versatile whipped topping can be?

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingMarshmallow Flower Cupcakes
Who knew marshmallows could be so pretty!?

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingFamily Food Fun
If you have pretzels and marshmallows, you have tinker toys!

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful HomemakingIf the temperature’s not too hot at your house,
these Marshmallow Snowmen Hot Chocolate Toppers are fun to make!

rainy day activites, Rainy Day Activities, Joyful Homemaking

Hope you find something new and fun to do!

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