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Rainy Days

Rainy days should be no excuse not to be able to exercise. There are various activities both parents and children can participate in. Here is a list of activities to keep parents and children moving.


  1. Treasure Hunt Game

  • Give children 30 minutes to complete. Make the price a healthy snack and hide prize outside.

  • Cut out pictures from magazines or print pictures online to use as clues. Also, include a physical activity in each clue. For example, make children hop, skip, bear crawl or side shuffle and so on.

  • Hide clues under rocks or inside Easter Eggs.

  1. Play outdoor games inside the house or in the garage

  • Place basketball court under the porch and play a game of HORSE.

  • Play basketball using an indoor mini court to place on the door and play with

foam ball.

  • Move the furniture around in the living room to play golf or hockey. Place a box or cup on its side.

  • Tie a rope to two chairs to play a game of limbo.

  • Play volleyball with a balloon or beach ball tying a tope or string to two chairs.

  1. Play outside in the rain

  • Put on rain boots, raincoats, and warm clothes and stomp on the puddles.

  • Sidewalk chalk during or after rain

Don’t forget the umbrella!

  1. Field Trip to an indoor play area. Search for the nearest location.

  • Ice/Roller Skating

  • Bowling

  • Indoor tennis court

  • Indoor trampoline park; Rocket Jump or Sky Zone

  • Indoor Rock Climbing

  1. Fitness Videos

  • Nintendo Wii Sports or Just Dance

  • Zumba or Kickboxing videos

  • Twister

  • Encourage children to create their own dance routine and have a competition.


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