10 Classic Rainy Day Activities for Teens

When your children were small it seemed easier to entertain them even if you were stuck indoors on a rainy day.  But now that they are teenagers, how can you meet the demands of their energy and satisfy their cries of boredom? Well, we are here to help with a list of ten classic rainy day activities that every teen will love.


Fun for the Kid in All of Us!

Games That Never Grow Old

Even if your teenagers think they are too big for some games, trust us when we say that some games will faithfully entertain all of your children, no matter how old they get!  Here are three such games with some ideas for variations.

  1. Dig out all of the spare blankets, scoot the furniture around and build forts.  Let your teenagers have a Nerf gun war or camp out and read books, make shadow puppets or watch a movie!
  2. Play hide and go seek!  The whole family can play and for an extra challenge, play at night with all of the lights off!
  3. Put on a talent show for dinner!  Rummage through closets to create outrageous costumes, create skits together, and discover hidden talents!  Have fun and laugh until your face hurts!

10 Classic Rainy Day Activities for Teens

Brain Games

Every Teen Loves a Challenge!

The teenage years are a significant period of developing brain power, so be sure to encourage your teenager’s curiosities and have fun learning together with these great indoor games!

  1. Stock up on board and table games that challenge strategy, financial smarts or trivia knowledge!  Some classic games include Monopoly, Chess, Clue, Trivial Pursuit, Battleship and Jenga.
  2. Create an online scavenger hunt and let your teenagers loose on the technology for a little while to see who can find everything on the list first.  Your teens will be learning new facts as well as how to efficiently use the Internet at the same time.  Use any theme that challenges your children’s interests!
  3. Teach your teens a new skill!  Try out a new recipe in the kitchen, take up knitting needles or head out to the garage to learn how to work on the car or repair their bicycle tire.


 The Sensational and Inspirational

Silly and Serious Fun for Your Teens

Here are a few suggestions for more serious endeavors or for being just plain silly that your teens will enjoy:

  1. Have a poetry reading.  Try writing your own or choose a work by a favorite poet.
  2. Everyone is an architect!  See what you can build using marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti sticks.  Or use the classic deck of cards.
  3. Create a vision board for your dreams for the next year.  Find pictures in magazines or online to cut out and paste to your board.
  4. Play speed card games like Spoons or Dutch Blitz.  You can even play speed Scrabble with just the letter tiles too!

The ideas are endless, but these are few favorites that are simple, inexpensive and you probably already have everything you need right at home!