Rainy day games for parents and little ones to enjoy together

It’s raining today. It was raining yesterday, all week and forecasted to rain next week. My little ones have fever and so do I. In an effort to not Netflix and chill until our brains are mush, I started to research games that are entertaining for toddlers but educational at the same time. If you are stuck indoors with your little one singing “Rain, rain go away” over and over again, whip out these:

  1. Twister: Who doesn’t love Twister! What a classic. Not only does it get us off the couch and moving, it’s great for teaching colors, left/right, and patience. We giggled the whole time. And for $16 bucks, it’s a small price to pay for LOL, rolling on your belly (literally) laughter.
  2. Set: My husband and I were introduced to this simple card game while in Cuba a couple months ago. Another family was playing it in their down time. It’s great for traveling. My 3 year old loves it and we love it because it teaches shape, color and shade recognition. Even on nice days, we will take it to the park and give it a go.
  3. Charades for Kids: Remember how fun it was to play charades? We enjoy Charades for Kids because now our kids can join in on the fun with a little structure. I giggle every time I see how my kid interprets a clue based on his perception of the world.
  4. Kinetic Sand: If you enjoy sensory play with your kids, kinetic sand is a fun way to spend the afternoon. A no mess way to get your hands dirty.
  5. Uno: A rainy day classic. A great way to teach numbers, colors and strategy. I throw it in my purse and pull it out when we are out to eat even.
  6. Hoyle Kid’s Fun Pack: A card game multi-pack. Includes nostalgic games like Go Fish, Old Maid, Memory and more. For $7 bucks, it’s an economical way to spend hours of fun.