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Rainy days can really put a damper on your day when you’re supposed to be spending time in the great outdoors. Even if it’s hard to be happy about an overcast day, try to not let a few clouds rain on your family’s parade. Just in case, here are a dozen rainy day activities to bookmark in the event of a little pitter-patter outdoors – perfect timing to get cozy and curl up in the RV with the family!
Family Story Time
It’s smart to always have a few books on hand for a rainy day! Take turns choosing the story and reading aloud to each other. Even better – use your imagination to create your own stories and share them.
Listen to Audio Books
Remember when radio stations had story time, too? Pick up a few audio books to listen along with the whole family snuggled up indoors.
Play Board Games and Card Games
A rainy day classic! Most families have a few board games or a deck of cards kicking around. Always remember to pack your (portable) favourites when planning a camping trip because you never know when they will come in handy! There are so many games you can play with a single deck of cards and 2-4 people. The possibilities are endless, which means hours of entertainment.
Make Arts and Crafts
Simple ones, of course! Colouring books are easy and don’t take up too much space. Same goes for these mess-free crafts.
Go for a Walk
Yes, you can walk in the rain with the proper attire and footwear! If it’s just a little sprinkle, bundle up and explore your campground with a slightly dewy perspective.
Sail Paper Boats
You read that right! Make paper boats then set them on a voyage across the biggest puddle you can find. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. It’s fun!
Cook Up a Family Feast
Who doesn’t love a hearty meal? Fill your hearts and fill your bellies through the camaraderie of a home-cooked feast in the cozy comfort of your RV! Everyone can pitch in and help out with meal prep and then enjoy good food and good company around the table. Check out all the delicious camping recipes on our blog, or better yet, join our new Facebook Group – Wildhood Recipe Club: Cooking for RVers and Campers!
Sing Camp Songs and Play Skits
You probably have a few old singalongs up your sleeve. Show your kids what camping was like when you were a kid by teaching them a few old camp songs and make-believing skits.
Go For a Long Drive
It’s nice to drive along the back roads when there’s a bit of a sprinkle outside. You never know what treasures you will find in the next town over!
Have a Pajama Day
Who’s game for a day dedicated to naps and movies? Put some cartoon classics on and just enjoy each other’s company indoors for the day.
Plan Your Next Adventure
Rainy days that double as dreaming days are the best days! Bring the whole family together to brainstorm your next adventure. It could be your plans for the next day or your next RV trip.
This article originally appeared on GoRVing Canada.