When I see rain in our forecast, I know we will probably be spending the day inside. As a toddler mom, these are the days I look forward to the least! My little man is a BUSY boy and he loves to be on the go. I created this schedule to keep him active and happy, even on the rainiest days. If you have an energetic toddler like mine, this rainy day schedule for toddlers will help you through those long days spend indoors.
7:00 am Wake Up
Rise and shine!
7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am Independent Play
Allow your toddler time to play independently with puzzles, toys, books, and games. This independent time is an important part of their development.
8:30 am Crafts!
Spend time together creating! Color, paint, bake, play with Play-Doh or stickers. Give your toddler the opportunity to explore their creativity! Find more indoor activities for toddlers here!
9:30 am Snack
10:00 am Build
Build with anything you have around the house! Build with blocks, cups, bowls… build a tower, a fort, or an obstacle course!
10:30 am Chores
Teach your toddler to help with daily chores. Use this time to clean up the mess from this morning. Toddler’s love helping empty the dishwasher, starting the laundry, and “sweeping”!
11:00 am Active Play
Even if they can’t go outside, you can still find ways to get that toddler energy out indoors! Turn on music and dance, run, jump, play! Try toddler yoga on YouTube! Do an indoor scavenger hunt!
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Wind Down
Spend some time reading a book, changing into pajamas, and winding down for nap time. Having time to be calm together before naptime will help them prepare for good sleep!
1:00 pm Naptime
3:00 pm Wake Up
3:30 pm Snack
4:00 pm Playtime
Spend time playing together! Get on the floor and play!
5:00 pm Cook Dinner
You can let them “help” cook dinner by giving them their own pots and pans, spoons, and ingredients to play with away from the actual cooking area.
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Bath
Take a bath, read a book, and get dressed for bedtime!
8:00 pm Bedtime