Outdoor Play · Spring · Toddler

15 Ideas For Playing In The Rain


Living in sunny, Southern California has its perks. The weather averages 75 degrees year round and rain storms are a rare occurrence. β˜€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΌβ˜€οΈ But with warnings of El Nino conditions this year, we anticipated some wet outdoor sensory play come April. Well, here we are in the middle of Spring, stomping and splashing about as expected. β˜‚πŸ’¦β˜‚

Read on for 15 creative ideas for playing in the rain.

“The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain.” Benjamin Alire Saenz (Goodreads.com)
“Did you ever wonder if the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?” Bill Watterson (Goodreads.com)


15 Ideas For Playing In The Rain:

  1. Stomp in Puddles
  2. Catch Reflection in Puddles
  3. Hunt Worms
  4. Float Boats Down Flooded Curbs ⛡️
  5. Catch Raindrops with a Bucket
  6. Follow the Water Flow
  7. Bring Bath Toys Outside
  8. Act Like a Water Animal 🐸
  9. Discover Mud
  10. Take a Walk With an Umbrella
  11. Skip Rocks Off Water
  12. Measure the Rain
  13. Hunt Rainbows 🌈
  14. Listen to the Rain
  15. Taste the Rain

“Innocent droplets of rain make almost all events quite natural.” Visar Zhiti (Goodreads.com)

What ways do you and your child play in the rain? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Creatively Yours,

Lindsay ❀️


For more on Outdoor Play, read these related posts:

Outdoor Play: A Family Hike

Outdoor Play: A Hike With Friends

Outdoor Play: A Flower Walk

Outdoor Play: A Family Walk

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