As the weather gets cooler and the rains come in, you might find yourself exhausting ideas of things to do when it’s too stormy to do stuff outdoors. Movies and social media can be great, but loses it’s luster quickly. Give yourself a nice break with a comfy, cozy rainy day using some suggestions from this article.

Bake Tasty Sweets


Baking treats  is a great way warm up the house while making it smell wonderful. Plus, cookies are easy for kids to help with, keeping their hands busy and teaching them a new skill. Want something healthier than normal cookies, cakes, or breads? Try energy balls, banana “ice cream,” or any other raw or vegan desserts.

Find a New Hot Drink


Keep the body warm with some tasty cocoa, coffee, tea, or cider. It isn’t hard to make, but sitting with a warm drink can make the dreary weather much more bearable. And who doesn’t like wrapping their hands around a toasty mug?

Put Some Light Music on and Work on That Project!


Perk up the gray day with some light music while you get back to that project you’ve been putting off for a rainy day. It’s here! Find your favorite songwriter, classical piece, look for coffee shop playlists or ambient tunes and get going. Spotify has some great selections that will be perfect to create the atmosphere you’re looking for.

Reconnect with Someone!


Rainy days are great times to catch up with your friends and family. Call, sit, laugh with the people that matter. Even if it doesn’t look as cheerful outside, loved ones can improve it, especially if you can do some fun activities with them.

Play Some Board Games!

MOSCOW - APRIL 6: Unidentified young people playing Alias game on April 6, 2013 in Moscow. This game is becoming more and more popular among young people to relax in a cafe.

It doesn’t matter if it’s card games, dice games, your favorite game you used to play as a kid, or one you haven’t touched for a while, games are a fun way to pass the time. They can challenge, distract or be educational for your kids. Brush the dust off some of them, find some people, and play. If not, there are always plenty of single player card games and board games that you could try. Have fun!

What’s your favorite rainy day combination? Let us know in the comments!