Yarn laser maze
Grab an old ball of yarn and some tape and head to your hallway. Create a Mission Impossible style maze and encourage your child to make their way from one end to the other without touching the string. This activity promotes spatial awareness, gross motor function, and balance. Plus, it’s a ton of fun for little ones to pretend they’re negotiating their way through a real laser field! Take it one step further and use glow in the dark yarn and turn off the lights for a super cool twist! Check out even more rainy day activities for kids.
Tape race track
Everyone has masking tape cluttering up a junk drawer. Finally, get some use out of it and make a race track for your little one. Masking tape or painters tape is easy on the floor, pulls up without leaving a residue, and won’t harm your finishes. Make an indoor race track, maze, or hopscotch; there are so many possibilities and it’s such a versatile material! You can even go vertical and take the car race up the wall for some extra novelty. If you’ve got a long drive to your party, check out these 10 car games for kids.
You know all that paint and glitter glue you’ve been hiding from your kid all year? As much as you might not want to, bad weather is the perfect time to break it all out and make a mess. And for easy cleanup, lay out a plastic shower curtain, and let your little ones go to town! Arts and crafts are a great way for your kiddo to improve those fine motor skills that are so beneficial in pre-writing, not to mention stretching their creative muscles.