While you’re waiting for April showers to bring May flowers, you and your family can still have tons of spring fun indoors. We’re sharing five awesome and affordable ways to spend quality time together at home, even on rainy days. Grab your umbrella, hop in the car to pick up a few supplies for rainy day activities from your local Dollar Tree, and be back in no time for the fun to begin!
Dollar Tree toys and games make great rainy day activities for only $1 each. Hide them around the house and write down clues to help your kids find each prize. Toys such as yo-yos, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and small wooden glider planes are the perfect size for easy hiding.
Check out affordable recipes from the Value Seekers Club® and whip up something warm and hearty. Have your kids help you measure, mix, stir, and pour the ingredients. While you wait for everything to cook, play a friendly game of chess, checkers, or bingo together. These are quality moments you’re sure to remember.
Build a fort using bed sheets, couch cushions, hoola hoops, clothes pins, and anything else you have lying around your house. When you’re done, fill the inside with books, flashlights, glow sticks, and toys. You’ll want to spend hours enjoying all the fort fun.
4. Get ready for pool days ahead by creating your own personalized flip-flops.
Stock up on $1 flip-flops for everyone in your family. Accessorize them with ribbon, flowers, glow bracelets, glitter, and more. You’ll have one-of-a-kind shoes to slip on and off all summer long.
5. Stock up on popcorn and candy, and host an at-home movie night.
Put on a spooky movie to fit the gloomy weather or opt for a cheerful flick that lifts your spirits up… even when the rain is pouring down.
6. Pull an idea from your DIY Activity Jar.
If you haven’t made an activity jar to keep at your house, a rainy day is the perfect time to start. If you already have one filled with ideas and activities, simply choose one that you can do together in the comfort of your home.