We’re headed into Fall and that means cooler temperatures and changes in the weather. Get ready with Games for Rainy Day Play. Now– if you’re stuck indoors — you won’t have to look far to stay busy and have fun.
FREE Printables 5 Fun Games for Rainy Day Play
If your kids like fun games you can enjoy together as a family, you’ll love this post. Here I’m featuring some of the fun free printables on my site from my archives. These games have been so popular they’ve been downloaded thousands of times.
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Game #1 of Games for Rainy Day Play: Spanish English “I Spy” Game
If you’d like to work with the kids on their language skills, you’ll love this FREE Printable Pack of 40 Spanish/English Cards. Using the free downloadable Spanish and English cards of wild animals is incredibly easy. Just print them out and you can create memory or matching games, an “I Spy” game, and scavenger hunt, as well as enjoy reading and handwriting practice.
“I Spy” is a great game to play with kids. Simply use one of the animal cards with the word attached to find the animal in a picture book. You could also use the cards to identify objects and read to kids in Spanish and English. Use the cards to find stuffed animals or plastic animals from a jungle set. Reading is always a fantastic activity for kids, and turning it into an “I Spy” game is even better.
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Game #2 of Games for Rainy Day Play: Rocket Ship
When I’m on the road with my kids taking them to the Doctor’s office, swim practice or the library, we’ll pretend our vehicle is a rocket ship. I’ve created a fun printable pack to get kids in the right frame of mind for an “outer space” adventure. Print out this pack so Dad can inspire some “out of this world” adventure with kids while mom is away.
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Game #3 Games for Rainy Day Play: Go Fish
Everyone loves the card game “go fish” but have you ever tried pretend “go fish”? If not, it’s a MUST TRY. My boys went crazy playing this game. All it takes is a stick, some dental floss, a kitchen magnet and some tape to make a fishing pole with a magnet at the end. Then print out the fish in this printable pack and attach paper clips to them. Voila’ you have a Pretend Go Fish Game!
This 15 page “Go Fish” activity pack for kids includes a fun FREE Printable Go Fish Game. It’s easy to use, just print and cut to create fish that kids will love to play with. It’s loads of fun!
The Go Fish Activity Pack includes:
- 10 Activities for young children and includes 15 pages:
- 3 Coloring Pages
- 4 Fish Puzzles
- 1 Connect the Fish
- Cutting Practice
- Align and Count
- 12 Fish to create a Fishing Game
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Game #4 of Games for Rainy Day Play: Olympic Games
Encourage the kids to play some “pretend” Olympic Games. Get them ready with this free printable set that will introduce kids to some of the Olympic events. Great fun for kids and dad while mom is out of town on travel!
FREE Olympic Themed Printables with 30 Fun Activities for Kids
This fun Olympics themed summer sports printable pack includes:
- 12 Coloring Pages – a great way to learn about some of the Summertime Sports played at the Olympics
- 2 Match the Sport Pages
- 2 Solve the Problem Pages
- 6 Puzzle Pages
- 4 Trace the Path Pages
- 4 Do-a-Dot pages – worksheets to improve fine motor skills
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Game #5 of Games for Rainy Day Play: Jumping Beans
This game is SO easy! Just print out the beans and play it by calling out a color and having the kids “jump” to it. Got two kids? Print out two sets. Three kids – yep, print 3. Want to play it like musical chairs? Leave out one color so someone is eventually out!
You can draw on the tummies of the beans with letters, numbers, or words to create a learning activity for kids. My kids can play this for over an hour and not get bored.
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How Do You Create Rainy Day Fun?
Do your kids enjoy indoor games and activities? What are some ways to enjoy rainy day fun together? I’m always looking for new ideas. Please leave a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers!
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