My 5 Favourite Sites for Children’s Rainy Day Activities

It is half term this week and the weather has been decidedly English. I have missed the Tokyo blue skies. It has been instead rather grey and cool. No rain, just grey. Well for now anyway….


According to the Japan Meteorlogical Association, we have two typhoons coming though in the next few days. There looks like there is a chance that we will only get the edge, but two typhoons will mean that we can expect it to rain and we can probably expect lots of it too.

This time, I want to be prepared. The last time it was a challenge- as J was bored and his sisters needed my attention with their school work. This tim, as it’s half term, I could have 3 of them bored so I need some activities up my sleeve.
I don’t know what I will be doing with them yet, but I thought I would share the sites that I will be visiting for inspiration.
(One day, I’m sure I’ll join Pintrest!)

1: Happy Hooligans

This site is run by Jackie and features a huge range of crafts and activities, that she does in her home daycare. I have yet to try any of her crafts, I have already seen some activities that appeal to me and I can do with what I have in my home.

2: Hands on as we grow

This site is run by Jamie, a baker’s wife and a mom to 3 boys. What I like about her activities is that they are hands on, and will occupy J. I’m not fussed by messy activities which is probably why I like this site. Flour play anyone?

3: Motherhood on a Dime

Stacie runs this site and is a homeschooling mom to 3 girls. Besides activities and printables, she also blogs about being frugal and motherhood.

4: Enchanted Learning

This site is pretty basic, but it has some great ideas that are simple yet usable with all 3 of my children. It has a huge selection of themes and ideas and all the activities use materials that you would possibly already have in your house.

5: The Crafty Crow

The Crafty Crow is a collective of craft activities and ideas collated by Cassi, a single homeschooling mom of 3. There is a huge variety of crafts and activities available through this site. Nothing active here, just a wealth of crafty ideas.

So there are My 5 sites for a rainy day. I hope you have found it useful and that you get have some great activities and moments with your little ones on your next wet day.

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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2 Responses to My 5 Favourite Sites for Children’s Rainy Day Activities

  1. creative pixie says:

    Thanks for sharing the 5 sites – these are what I’ve been looking for.

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