Healthy Indoor Activities for a Rainy Day

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The kids are out of school, and it’s raining all day. A trip to the park is out, along with an afternoon swim. How to keep those kiddos busy? Read below for a few healthy indoor activities perfect for any rainy day.

I know it can sometimes be challenging to keep kids entertained in the house without resorting to Netflix and tablet computers, so I wanted to list all the great ways to keep your children healthily entertained. Here a few inspiring indoor activities to keep your little ones occupied in a healthy way. By the way, if you’re looking for more tips, try clicking 5 Family Fitness Activities You Can Do From Home.

Cooking Lessons

Do you have a budding chef on your hands? Or a child that likes to try out new foods? Pick a healthy and age-appropriate recipe, and involve your little one in preparing the dish together! Make sure it’s a low-calorie snack or meal to remind your little one that healthy meals can be fun to prepare, too!

Hula Hoop Contest

Head to the garage — or clear some space — for some Hula-Hoop fun. Kids can exercise different body parts by hooping around their waists, arms, or legs. Lay hoops on the floor in patterns so kids can jump from one to another. Or, see who can roll their hoop the farthest.

Dance Party Time

A good old-fashioned dance party is a classic when it comes to indoor activities. Help release some of their seemingly endless energy with some loud music. Dancing around the house will help you burn off pent-up energy and get some exercise.


Use painter’s tape to create hopscotch for your kids to hop through. The painter’s tape is suggested because it comes off the floor without leaving any tape marks. To get an extra boost of energy, have the kids hop on one foot or place it at the bottom of the stairs to hop up the stairs.

Indoor Sandbox

When you can’t go to the beach, bring the beach to you! Create an indoor sandbox by sprinkling some sand on a table. Throw in some toy cars, figurines, cookie cutters, and measuring cups for at least an hour of uninterrupted fun!

One More Thing

Are there any indoor activities that I missed that you really love? What’s your child’s favorite indoor activity? I’d love to hear your thoughts at And please be sure to subscribe to the Heart & Soul Blog Newsletter to receive more great tips straight to your inbox.

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