• Nicolene Steyn

Great Indoor Activities for Rainy Days

Here in South Africa we are VERY thankful for each drop of rain, and we would never wish it away like the song! BUT our kids still get bored inside....


I have taken 2 of our trusted Woelwater / WackyBox activities, and made them applicable to all ages. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and primary schoolers.


Have fun!


1. Make your own sticky soft indoor-ball


You need:

  • Paper from your recycling bin (paper, bubble wrap etc.)

  • Sticky Tape (masking tape, sellotape, insulation tape etc.)


To Make:

Roll the paper or plastic into a tight ball.

Cover it with the tape, with the sticky side facing out.


  • Baby - 2 years:




  • 2-6 years:

See what it will stick on and what not!

Throw the ball to each other- it's easier to catch and won't damage your house.

  • 7-9 years:

Let your child do the whole activity by him/herself, and join in the fun while playing.




2. Indoor Bowling


You need:

  • Plastic cups

  • A soft ball or the indoor-ball you made in the activity above

To Play:

  • Babies - 2 years:

Stack the cups, and show your baby how to push them