There’s nothing worse than being stuck indoors unexpectedly, especially with a toddler. That’s why a rainy day box is such a good idea. We have just had 5 days in a row of rain so this has been a life saver! I have one that I store in the garage, so that the toys don’t get played with at any other time. I like to include 5 or 6 different activities in the box for a bit of variety.
Packaged nicely, these also make great presents for toddler birthday parties.
You can choose any activities that you like for your rainy day box, but in my rainy day box we have
2. A sticker book.
I LOVE sticker books. You can normally pick them up for around $2 at most department stores (a little more if you want themed ones like Peppa Pig or Peter Rabbit). They are a great activity to sit and complete with your toddler.
4. A puzzle
Puzzles are such a great learning tool and lots of fun too. The puzzle doesn’t have to be a new one, just one that they haven’t completed for a while.
5. A cake mix
I prefer to make cakes from scratch, but the chances are that on a rainy day you haven’t planned to bake and are missing a few ingredients. A simple cake mix is a great way to spend an hour and you get to enjoy the cake later!
6. A paint with water book
If you’re like me and prefer to keep the messy painting as an outdoor activity, paint with water books are great. They are not too messy (tip: don’t put too much water in the container incase it spills) and they tend to entertain a toddler for at least 20 minutes.
Do you have a rainy day box? We would love to hear what you have in yours! Tell us in the comments below.