8 Fun and Educational Indoor Activities for Kids During the Rainy Season

With PAGASA officially declaring the start of the rainy season in the Philippines, many parents are looking for ways to keep their kids entertained indoors. The frequent downpours can make it challenging to find activities, but don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a list of fun and educational activities that your children will love. These activities not only keep them engaged but also help in their overall development. Let’s make the most of the rainy days with some creative indoor fun!

1. DIY Arts and Crafts

Materials Needed: Paper, crayons, markers, glue, scissors, recycled materials (bottle caps, cardboard, etc.)


  • Create Your Own Parol: Teach your kids the traditional art of making parols using recycled materials. It’s a great way to introduce them to Filipino culture and creativity.
  • Nature Collage: Collect leaves, flowers, and twigs from your garden (during a break in the rain) and create beautiful nature collages.
  • Paper Mache Projects: Use old newspapers and glue to create fun paper mache projects like masks or animal sculptures.

2. Indoor Treasure Hunt

Materials Needed: Small toys, candy, or other treasures, paper, and pen for clues.

How to Play:

  • Hide various small items around the house.
  • Create a series of clues that lead to the treasures.
  • Encourage kids to solve the clues and find all the hidden items. This promotes problem-solving skills and keeps them active indoors.

3. Baking and Cooking Together

Recipes to Try:

  • Banana Cue: A Filipino favorite! Teach your kids how to make this simple and delicious snack using ripe bananas and brown sugar.
  • Pan de Sal: Get your kids involved in baking this classic Filipino bread. It’s a fun way to learn about measurements and following recipes.
  • Decorating Cookies: Bake simple sugar cookies and let your kids decorate them with icing and sprinkles. It’s a great way to unleash their creativity.

4. Educational Games and Puzzles


  • Scrabble and Word Games: Enhance your child’s vocabulary and spelling with word games like Scrabble.
  • Jigsaw Puzzles: Work on a puzzle together. It’s a great way to improve their problem-solving skills and patience.
  • Math and Science Kits: Invest in educational kits that offer hands-on experiments and activities related to math and science.

5. Storytelling and Reading Time

How to Engage:

  • Story Circle: Take turns telling stories. You can start with classic Filipino tales like “Si Pagong at si Matsing” or make up your own.
  • Reading Aloud: Choose a book and read it aloud to your kids. This can be a daily activity before bedtime.
  • Book-Making: Encourage your kids to write and illustrate their own stories. Staple the pages together to create their very own book.

6. Indoor Exercise and Dance Party


  • Yoga for Kids: Follow along with kid-friendly yoga videos on YouTube. It’s a great way to keep them active and calm.
  • Dance Party: Play some upbeat music and have a dance-off in your living room. It’s fun and great exercise!
  • Obstacle Course: Create a simple indoor obstacle course using pillows, chairs, and other household items. Time your kids as they complete the course and see if they can beat their own records.

7. Science Experiments

Simple Experiments to Try:

  • Volcano Eruption: Use baking soda and vinegar to create a mini volcano eruption. Add food coloring for extra fun.
  • Floating and Sinking: Gather various objects and predict whether they will float or sink when placed in water. Test your predictions and discuss the results.
  • Rainbow in a Jar: Layer different liquids like honey, dish soap, water, and oil to create a colorful rainbow in a jar. Explain the science behind density and how it works.

8. Virtual Field Trips

How to Explore:

  • Visit online museums and zoos that offer virtual tours. For example, you can take a 360-degree virtual tour of the National Museum of the Philippines, exploring its various galleries and exhibits from the comfort of your home.
  • Watch educational videos about different cultures, animals, and historical events. Platforms like YouTube and educational websites offer a wealth of resources.

By engaging your kids with these indoor activities, you can turn rainy days into opportunities for learning and fun. Plus, these activities are great for family bonding and creating lasting memories. Enjoy the rainy season with your little ones!

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