These 13 rainy day preschool activities will make for a great day in any weather! Whether you’re just looking for something to make your next rainy day special, or if the thought of rainy days trapped inside with a preschooler causes you anxiety, these 13 ideas make rainy days into the BEST days.
The Best Rainy Day Preschool Activities
Don’t worry about the weather – you’ll be prepared for fun in even the worst weather the rainy season can bring. These 13 rainy day preschool activities will have you and your child looking forward to the next rainy day!
Rainy Day Reading Activities for Preschool
Take some time to snuggle up and read with your child on a rainy day. Read as much as they want! Then take the story a step further by having some activities up your sleeve to make it really come to life (and keep your preschooler busy for a good long time)!
If You Give A Pig A Pancake Reading Activities
This list of activities to accompany “If You Give A Pig A Pancake” will keep you and your preschooler having fun ALL day long. Not to mention you’ll giggle, feast, and have hearts full of good memories by the end of the day too!
Little Red Riding Hood Reading & Pretend Play
Get creative with this classic tale! Don’t just read the story – take it farther. This post includes a list of discussion questions and delightful prompts for pretend play.
Blueberries for Sal Pretend Play Activity
Blueberries for Sal is such a simple, delightful story for kids of all ages, but reading this story with a preschooler is especially magical (and sparks a few great questions). There’s a FREE printable including with this preschool reading activity!
Rainy Day Slime Recipes For Preschoolers
Not all slime is created equal. There’s no reason why your preschooler shouldn’t get to experience the sensory magic that we know as slime – there’s also no reason why it as to make a huge mess!
EASY No-Mess Slime Recipe
Simple ingredients combine to make this stretchy, no-mess slime. Preschoolers will enjoy the sensory experience and getting to be a part of the mixing up too. This slime is a great STEM activity for preschoolers.
Edible Slime Recipe
Make this edible slime for the preschooler that still can’t resist the temptation to put EVERYTHING in their mouth, or just for the fun of it! Eat it on purpose. The crown jewel of sensory play – you can put this in your mouth!
Preschool Life Skills Practice
Designate rainy days for practicing important life skills that we often overlook in our day-to-day life!
Practicing School Lunch at Home
If your preschooler is going to kinder in the fall, this is going to save them (and their teachers/aides) a lot of frustration! Teach them how to open/zip/close their lunch box before they take their lunchbox to school on the first day using these simple ideas.
Get Ready for Kindergarten!
These 10 skills are what every kindergarten student needs to have to thrive when they start school! Spend a rainy day working on a skill, and once it’s mastered, move on to the next!
More Preschool Activities for a Rainy Day
More rainy day preschool fun!
What’s a rainy day without a big splash? Look out for lightning – but if you’re clear of the dangerous stuff, get out there and jump!
Play a Board Game for Kids
This cooperative game is super adorable and beloved by children of all levels of competitiveness – enjoy a simple board game together next time the weather is keeping you inside.
Get Coloring (& Learning Too!)
This list of summer printables has something for everyone – and the printable books are perfect for introducing some early reading skills if your preschooler is interested in that!
Practice & Play These Preschool Math Activities
These 8 activities are perfect for preschoolers to learn math. Learn by playing! Use a rainy day as an excuse to do a couple extra learning activities together!
Put Together An Art Center For Kids
An art center can be as simple or involved as you like, but one thing is for sure: a rainy day is the perfect excuse to set up a dedicated art space in your home! Trust me – you’ll be glad you took the time to do this and your kids will be too.
Make Some Paper Chains
Why not spruce up you interior with new, handmade-by-your-preschooler decorations? If your rainy season is near a holiday, consider some colored chains to match! There’s something about this classic preschool activity that is perfect for keeping little hands busy on a rainy day!
When there’s a lot of storms and going outside isn’t an option, it can be tempting to turn on the TV for the day and call it good. There’s nothing wrong with a little TV time sprinkled in to your day, but you’ll be glad you took the time to mix things up with these rainy day preschool activities!
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