101 Things to Do Inside on a Rainy Day or During a Thunderstorm



Mentally Stimulating Things to Do on a Rainy Day or During a Thunderstorm
Exercise your noodle on a rainy day with some interesting things that you can do inside. The next time you find your plans changed or cancelled on account of a thunderstorm or inclement weather, consider these ideas for mentally stimulating things to do inside on a rainy day.

40.    Play a board game. Some of our favorites are Apples to Apples, Scattergories, Taboo, and Sequence. What are yours?
41.    Read a book or magazine. Try the Consumer Reports to help you pick out a new car to fall in love with or a fun gossip mag to pass the time. Read a book on your kindle or cuddle up next to a crackling fireplace or amid a pile of fuzzy blankets and pillows.
42.    Go to an arcade. If you have a Dave & Busters near you, that can be a perfect social option for a rainy day – play skeeball, try your luck at the big crane game, or play countless other video games for tickets or bragging rights.
43.    Play video games at home. Have a competition or try to beat a game or advance beyond previous levels you’ve won.
44.    Put together a jigsaw puzzle. You can keep your mind busy looking for the right pieces while having a great conversation with a special loved one like your grandmother or grandfather or even your parents.
45.    Play cards. Lots of card games can be fun ways to pass the time. Learn a new game of cards that you haven’t played before, or stick to something basic like Solitaire if you feel particularly lazy.
46.    Start a recipe swap. Put together an email and message your best chef and baker buddies and ask everyone to contribute a favorite recipe for something they love to make and eat. You could ask me and I’d give recipes for cookies, Stromboli, soft pretzels, and pretty much anything in the baked goods theme. Yum!
47.    Do a crossword puzzle. You can increase your brain’s ability with trivia and words by doing crosswords on a regular basis. It’s also shown to be a good way to keep your mind active and youthful and especially helpful as we age.
48.    Do a Sudoku puzzle. You can play an electronic version or stick to the paper copies, but have fun figuring out these tricky brain teasers.
49.    Spend some money that you’ve been saving “for a rainy day.” It is raining, after all! So hit the mall, the local outlets, or shop online.
50.    Use modeling clay to create mini sculptures and take turns with your friends guessing what everyone’s creations are. You can make up your own game of 3D pictionary or a similar competition.
51.    Start your Christmas list. It may not be the most fun or exciting idea on the list, but face it. When you are done reading this list, if you haven’t found something you’d like to do, you will probably go back to surfing the Web for more ideas or things to chase away your boredom. This could be two birds with one stone…
52.    Play 20 Questions. This game can be fun in the car to pass the time as well. My favorite thing for the person to guess is, for some reason, flyswatter, because it’s such a random item it can be tricky to figure out.
53.    Play I Spy. This is a good thing to do with kids in the car as well or with young ones who are feeling bored. It’s an easy game to explain and play over and over again.

Relaxing Things to Do on a Rainy Day or During a Thunderstorm
Sometimes a rainy day is a perfect excuse to relax and avoid all strenuous and tiring tasks in exchange for pleasant, enjoyable relaxation. The next time a thunderstorm comes your way, try some of these relaxing things to do inside on a rainy day.

54.    Have a movie marathon with your friends. Choose the genre or movie franchise and have a blast, complete with buttered popcorn, soft pretzel nuggets, soft drinks, and movie theater style candy.
55.    Go to the movies. My dad used to take me to a movie on a rainy day when I was a little girl. Or at least one time he did – I remember it vividly, it was on the Wildwood Boardwalks’ Strand theater. Make a movie date with your sweetheart or your friends. Bonus points if you can find a Movie Tavern near you!
56.    Pamper yourself with an at-home facial. Try a soothing mud masque to soak up excess oils or a moisturizing masque if you suffer from dry skin. Don’t forget the cucumber slices.
57.    Pamper yourself with an at-home pedicure. Go classic with pink, red, or a French style pedicure.
58.    Take a nap. Doesn’t rain make you a little sleepy? Nothing wrong with taking a little snooze. You can pass the time and maybe the sun will eventually come back out in time to do something.
59.    Relax with some cocktails. Put your feet up, cast your cares aside, and mix up some drinks for a fun evening no matter what the weather.
60.    Kick back with a beer and a snack. Watch whatever’s on TV or get together with your neighbors or friends for a relaxing, low-key evening.
61.    Look through old photo albums. Take a stroll down memory lane and soak up some of the emotions from times past.
62.    Order takeout and relax. Don’t cook, don’t clean, don’t prepare anything at all. Eat right out of the carton and relax the night away. Watch a movie or catch up on your DVR to complete the evening.
63.    Read the comics or a comic book. On the flip side, you can also make up your own comics for the fun of it. Practice sketching and drawing speech bubbles with comic hero text inside.
64.    Make a phone call to connect with family or old friends. Facebook and text messaging make it so easy to neglect those we love, but a simple phone call can be a great way to keep those bonds strong.
65.    Write a letter to send to a grandparent, family member, or friend and send it out. Put some special effort into decorating the envelope and writing meaningful comments inside your letter.
66.    Turn out the lights and watch / listen to the storm. It can be soothing to embrace the storm rather than fighting back against it. Why else do you think they sell rain and thunderstorm soundtracks?
67.    Listen to music. Put together a playlist on your iPod or smartphone, play around on Pandora, or just go through YouTube looking for great music videos or other funny videos to watch and enjoy.
68.    Daydream. Take some time to think about all the wonderful things you want in life. Take it a step further to line up some goals or steps to achieve those amazing feats.
69.    Meditate. Relax and breathe. Let your mind and body be at peace. Consider adding meditation into your weekly routine to keep yourself centered and your life well balanced.

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144 thoughts on “101 Things to Do Inside on a Rainy Day or During a Thunderstorm

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  2. My 14-year-old daughter and I had more fun reading the comments than the suggestions for a rainy day! Best laugh we have had in a long time.

  3. this kinda helped i mean i could do water marble nail painting and for those of you who dont know what that is look it up on youtube
    😛 8) 😆

  4. This did kinda help me I mean I dont know why yall are freakin out all this person did was try to be helpful yall dont like any of this then go to another freakin website 😕 😐 by the way im 11

  5. These are wonderful! Thanks. A little creativity goes a long way. I especially like the romantic ideas. Sometimes we need to be reminded on how much joy there is in spending time with those we love. Great work! 🙄 PS my son really likes the idea of showing MOM how to play the latest video game. Wish me luck!

  6. These are probably not the best ideas in the world and quite booooring but at least this person is trying why don’t thre rest of you have a go and see how hard it is. hmmm 😮

  7. I was kinda hoping for something to do at a cottage while it is raining but this did help. Kids these days have ADD and just can’t sit still unless something is entertaining them i mean READ A FREAKIN BOOK!!!!! btw I’m 15, you guys just need to learn to entertain yourselves for once!

  8. Stop hating on this person. All he or she is trying to do is help you think of ideas to do. God. Some of u people are so rude!!!!!!!! 😕
    Btw I’m 12 years old.

  9. Stop hating on this person. All he or she is trying to do is help you think of ideas to do. God. Some of u people are so rude!!!!!!!! 😕
    Btw I’m 12 years old.

  10. im 13 and dont have the materials to make any of this stuff!!! do you really think everybody has the materials to make a pinyata??!!??

  11. This website was not made to run you free time, so don’t blaime this website for not entertaining you when your the bored person here! “Only boring people get bored” Find your self somthing to do instead of googling them. you don’t need a car for everything! what do you think people did b4 they had cars?? BIKE! Suck it up and just bike there! (God, this generation of kids are getting worst and worst as they get older!!!)

  12. 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 THIS IS SO BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  13. Phhh have of this is romantic stuff…. Im 13 and dont jave a relationship like that so more ideas? Cuz doing videos games are already on my todo list…. Mw3!

  14. I don’t want to be mean…but these 😥 😥 tips r dumb and my mom is not going to let me do half of that stuff and I cant go any were..I’m freaking 11 yrs old

  15. [quote name=taylor]:-| im 9 and im bbbbbbbooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddd :zzz :zzz :zzz[/quote]only boring people get bored

  16. im 12 and i dont have a car to go anywhere and im bored with all this stuff…… maybe a few more ideas???????????? 😐 :sigh:

  17. This was NOT a waste of time. I basically read some of the suggestions and altered them a little. Like “make your home a photoshop” i turned into “take a bunch of random pictures of you and your friends in the rain or in your home having fun, when your done post them to facebook”! 😉

  18. I am twelve and I know how to crochette and half of these things I could do right now I don’t know why everyone else is complaining this person that wrote this list is just trying to help by listing his/her ideas

  19. :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz
    this was really pointless, espically considering me and my sister are teenagers and need something to do. all these things do need a lot of money or a car witch we do NOT have. so this was pretty much a waste of time!

  20. [quote name=maddyfun]IM 10. I CANT DO ANY OF THIS STUFF BECAUSE MOST OF IT MY MOM WONT LET ME DO. SEROIUSLY? :-|[/quote]Yeah… Except I am 20, and these are teriible suggestions, ha!

  21. 😐 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :zzz 😛 🙄 :sigh: 🙄 🙄 🙄 🙄 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😡 😮 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* 😆 😆 😆 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  22. this doesnt help at all! all these things r BORING :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz

  23. i didnt do much i neede more fun things sorry!!! 😐 :-* 🙁 😮 😕 😡 :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz 😮 😮 😮 😮 😕 😕 😕 😕 😕 🙁

  24. All the stuff they said were really stuuuuuuuuuuupppppppiiiidddddddd and did not help at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz 😥 😥 😮 :-*

  25. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😆 😆 🙂 😉 8) 😐 :-* 😳 🙁 😥 😮 😡 😮 :zzz 😛 🙄 :sigh: mix of every thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. it is a good web i think some of the ideas are grate but some are very expensive and i have broken my foot so i cant do some of the activity’s
    but thanks anyway it did give me inspiration for the next rainy day i get hopefully this time i wont of broken my foot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thanks 😀 😀 :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz

  27. there is nothing i can do as it is all so expensive or nothing i want to do + i have broken my foot so I’m :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz 😛 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 in a bad mood so i want something fun to do

  28. Going to a rock-climbing place with my little sister (8) and my dad. Thank you so much for all the cool ideas, i will come back to this website next time it is rainy! 😀 😆

  29. This is a good list but i need something fun really fun. I was going to make a pinata but didn’t have a balloon.Anyway TTYL! :-* 😐 😉 🙂 😆 😀 :sigh: :zzz

  30. thnx but didnt help much. 😡 😀 😆 🙂 😉 8) 😐 :-* 😳 🙁 😥 😮 😕 😡 😮 :zzz 😛 🙄 :sigh: :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz

  31. 😐 Didn’t find that much stuff im interested in…I’m 11!! I need stuff to do in my room cuz its raining. Thanks anyway 🙄

  32. Didn’t find notin interesting on this list my brother is 8 and I’m 13 what to do! 😡 🙄 🙄 😡 🙁 😛 :sigh: :sigh:

  33. This wan’t rerally what I was looking 4. I hav a little brother and he is 8 and I am 13. I was looking for something for older kids. :sigh: 😐 😉 🙂 😆 😀 😐 :-* 😳 🙁 😥 😮 😮 😕 😡 😮 :zzz 😛 🙄 :sigh:

  34. :-* Get a life invite peeps over and have a big cooking contest or dance party!!! 😆 8) 😉 😆 8) :-* 😛 🙄 :zzz 😥 🙁 😳 😮 😕 And play tag with ur cat or dog or rabbit or maybe a mouse that you find in your basement :sigh: 🙄 😛 :zzz 😮 😡 😕 😮 😥 😳 😐 😉 Lol

  35. 😀 😆 🙂 😉 8) 😐 :-* 😳 🙁 😥 😮 😕 😡 😮 :zzz 😛 🙄 :sigh: i still dont know what to do this didnt help at all

  36. 🙁 UH! I am SO bored! these ideas are ok, but they are for BORED people with like 5 other bored peopl.e not just for ONE bored person! plus when I’m bored I go outside and exersize! GRR! 😥 plus is cant drive to a gym! sheesh! WHAT 2 DO?! 🙁 :zzz :-*

  37. there has to be more to this provencial life 😥 ….I think I’m going to watch beauty and the beast now…that girl has some real fun!

  38. Hey guys its bob again , I see my comments havn’t been put up so the person that is not letting my comments to be put up ,ILOVEYOUU!

  39. Hi guys it’s bob again! , still bored please help ,being mauled by badger 😥 yelp yelp! , kkthxbye :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz

    Love youu all!!

  40. Hi there , I am very bored and need something to do that is exciting 😉 :-*
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx haha lovee you all babes 😉

  41. 😛 Well I am for Doug and billy but there is a flood in my tv room so i can’t which tv maybe I will just make a fort 🙄

  42. [quote name=bob]I have some better ideas that you could do in a bed room ;-)[/quote]dude seriously there are kids around here prevert!!!!!

  43. Coolio. I totally luv this list cuz I tried everything wit my friends. These are really great ideas 😆 😆 😆

  44. Bob (first page) really? this is a kids website where kids go on too, im 12 years old… ppl be appropriate 😀
    LIVE AND ENJOY U ONLY HAVE 1 LIFE! 😆 😆 😆 😆

  45. good ideas. The only thing bad is when its a really big thunderstorm, you cant go out, so some of theese things you cant do for example you cant go shopping.

  46. Some productive feedback that you should absorb is: More detailed info, 😕 lesser amount of suggestions and more ways on how to do them, a fun and colourful way to present the suggestions. I respect your courage and individuality to create this page. I give it 6 and a half out of ten! Great 🙂 job! 😆

  47. theses R quite rubbish becausee u cant really shoot pool if u havnt gt a pool table lol etc xx 😮 😮 😮 😮 :sigh: :sigh: :sigh:

  48. hey i thought some of these were alright but i am a teen and me and my friend are madly bord! i have some ideas but idk if my friend will like them. yha so thanks… maybe 😀 😆 🙂 😉 8) 😐 :-* 😳 🙁 😥 😮 😕 😡 😮 :zzz 😛 🙄 :sigh:

  49. These ideas are really crafty but most I can’t do. Because my room is already clean, none of my friends know my addresses and I feel like doing other things.

  50. :sigh: 😀 😆 🙂 😉 8) 😐 :-* 😳 🙁 😥 😕 😮 :zzz :zzz :zzz :zzz 😛 🙄 😡 😡 😡 these ideas suck

  51. Hey me bored you were dumb enough to look on this website because you couldn’t think of them yourself so cut the creative people who help u some slack!

  52. I was going to go to a museum with my boyfriend but it was gona close in an hour. We ended up doing a bunch of stuff on this list. We had a 70’s themed day. We went to Michael’s and tie dyed shirts, cooked dinner, had cocktails, listened to 70’s music, and then did the back massage idea. Great ideas for a rainy day!

  53. this are good ideas but not specific 😥 at all. Sculpt something draw something :-* not very creative :zzz why not make puppets from brown paper bags or SCULPT zoo animals or safari animals or animals you see at the pet shop 8)

  54. I personally like the one about baking homemade dog treats.. I tried it, great idea! I ended up eating them myself though since I don’t have a dog 😡

    yum! try it you might like it. The rain sucks!

  55. THESE IDEAS ARE SO LAME! I’D RATHER WASH MY DOG, DO WOMANS WORK ALL DAY,AND THAN COOK DINNER FOR 10 POEPLE AFTER.OH AND GOING TO A MOVIE IS ON THE LIST TWICE.WORK ON SOME BETTER SUGGESTIONS DURING THE RAIN

  56. great things to do. I love them all! yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyayayayayayyayayayayayayyayayayayayayayayayyayayayayaayayayayayayayayayayayayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy 😆

  57. Give me an idea of why it didn’t help – I am happy to update or do a new article on this topic with the info you are seeking. 🙂

  58. Thanks for the feedback Lucy – Love to know what you had in mind or what you were hoping to find! Happy to update for you with new ideas.

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