Let’s face it, sometimes it rains and kind of ruins your big plans. Well to prevent that from happening this Summer we’ve put together a Summer Rainy Day list of things to do in our town, (Kansas City, Missouri). Many of these activities are free but a few have cost.
Our museum of choice this Summer will be Wonderscope Museum, the membership is an investment that makes sense for our family. The kids were thrilled with each exhibit and Wonderscope has plans to build a state-of-the-art facility later this year (2019).
To be honest, I have to give myself a tiny pep talk every time I get ready to take my toddler to the library. But the libraries on this list are exceptional and invite children to play and play loudly if they’d like.
You can still feel like you’re outside while staying inside. Nature centers are a great way to see animals in a different setting. These close encounters with nature are memorable for children and adults alike.
Here are our no cost and low cost indoor choices. Scheels offers carnival like entertainment for kiddos complete with an indoor ferris wheel, shooting range and bowling. Kaw Prairie has been our go to for morning duldrums. The kids can run nonstop in the gym and you can bring your own riding toys. There is also a play place area for kids to run and slide to their heart’s content.
Let your child’s imagination loose on your home. This is the perfect opportunity to impress your kids with your fort building skills. If building isn’t your thing pop some popcorn, make some s’mores and watch a funny movie. Some of my favorite Summer throwbacks are “It Takes two”, “Parent Trap” and “Heavyweights”.
Build a fort/tent
Watch movies and make popcorn
Indoors s’mores (can’t tell you have many times I did this as a kid…gas stoves are the best, lol)
Plan in advance and you can sail through a rainy day and create wonderful memories along the way.