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Child playing in rain puddles with rain boots and an umbrella

Rainy Day Summer Fun

Summertime brings the chance of pop-up storms and rainy days, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! For kids on summer break, a rainy day can still be fun – just add water!

We’re not talking indoor alternatives. We’re talking about getting outside and soaking up the showers. Warning: you will get wet. Just make sure there isn’t any lightning nearby!

Father and Son Walking in Rain Puddles

Walk in the rain

Grab the umbrellas and head out for a walk.

Brother and Sister Playing with Buckets in Rain

Fill up the buckets

Place several buckets outside to see how much water you can collect. Then have your children carry them across the yard and pour them together.

Girl Dancing in Rain with Umbrella

Dance in the rain

Have a blast getting active and dancing around the yard with your children.

Girl Jumping in Rainy Day Puddles

Jump in the puddles

You may want to get the rain boots out for this activity. Aim to jump over the puddles, but be prepared to get splashed, just in case!

Boys Playing on Water Slip and Slide

Slip and Slide

Lay out the Slip and Slide–no hose needed. If you don’t have one, a simple tarp will work.

Father and Daughter at Swim Water Park

Go to the pool or Zoombezi Bay

The fun doesn’t have to stop for rain showers. And bonus – there’s usually less crowds!

Suggesting these activities will be sure to earn you some parent points. These fun outdoor rainy-day activities will not only make memories for you and your children, but also keep everyone active. Have fun and splash on!


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