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75 Of The Best Rainy Day (or Quarantine) Activities For Adults

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With everybody stuck indoors due to the COVID-19 trauma, there’s no time like the present to present my list of rainy day activities for adults.   I know that you are frustrated. We all are. And Lord willing, this time of difficulty and social distancing will pass soon.


But what do we do in the meantime?  What kind of entertainment activities for adults can we do to give us alternatives to watching TV all day or scrolling mindlessly through Facebook?   We need some indoor fun for adults. Am I right?


I have scrolled the internet to find 75 of the best rainy day activities for adults that I could find.  I’ll be honest. I was pretty impressed at some of the virtual reality options that are available.  


I realize that we don’t always want to be attached to our technology as the only option.  And you won’t. But there’s some pretty cool ways to plug into what would normally be a fun, indoor activity.  So without further ado, here you go…


75 of the best rainy day activities for adults 


Clean your house and do some spring cleaning


Read a new book.  I highly recommend Victory Over Affliction:  30 Days of Mindset Challenges to Motivate You, written by yours truly.


Journal about anything and everything


Start a side hustle.  Here’s a great list of ideas


Start a blog


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Study your Bible


Call your friends and family members


Write a letter




Put together a prayer journal and pray


Play video games 


Binge watch a new show on Hulu or Netflix




Discover some new podcasts


Clear away the clutter and donate it to charity


Color – check out my homemade scripture coloring pages in the Inspirational Resources page or these coloring books


Make a DIY project


Bake a quarantine cake


Put together a bucket list 


Start a gratitude journal

Learn some new recipes


Learn some magic tricks


Play cards


Rainy day activities for adults that you can find online


Host virtual parties with Zoom


Learn to play the guitar – 3 months of free lessons through Fender 


Learn sign language from YouTube videos


Learn to knit from YouTube videos


Try some new crafts.  This is a great face mask tutorial that will give you an option if you cannot find face masks to purchase.  While you’re at it, make some for friends and family or donate to those in need.


Learn how to arrange flowers  After you check out that YouTube video, check out the other videos that Jennifer has.  Full disclosure, I stumbled across her, but she’s fabulous!


Explore virtual museum tours


Take a virtual tour of national parks through Google Earth


Join a virtual choir – The Sofa Singers


Learn a new language with Duolingo online or through your app store


Search the internet for places you want to travel to


Play the Stuck at Home Scavenger Hunt, it’s a DIY scavenger hunt that you can do at home and play against the world


Stream a live digital yoga class available on YouTube


Go check out YouTube and find something new that you can learn


Tour The Metropolitan Museum of Art online


Start your Christmas shopping online


Video chat with friends, with Skype, Zoom or my personal favorite, Facebook Portal.  If you’re interested in a Portal, just email me or Messenger me and I can send you a discount for 20% off.  I would put the link here, but since it’s a Facebook product, I can only send you the referral link through Messenger.  This is my new favorite product for keeping in touch with family.


Virtual cooking class with Nonna – a live 2 hour pasta tutorial presented by an 84 year old Italian grandmother


Play an online game with friends, Words with Friends, Fortnite, or Fairway Solitaire


Watch live animal cams


Read some new blogs,  some I recommend are Resounding His Love, Warrior Women, Pray with Confidence, and Faith Plus Family.


Watch Broadway plays and musicals through online streaming


Indoor fun for adults – do something educational


Sign up for a happiness course, The Science of Well Being,  I’m currently taking this one myself. This is through Coursera. With Coursera, you can take online courses created by leading universities and companies like Yale, Google, the University of Michigan, and much more. Here’s 50% off your first course.


Learn something new from Udemy


Join Masterclass and learn some interesting things from your favorite celebrities


Take free courses at Ivy League schools


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More entertainment activities for adults for when you’re indoors


Download the TikTok app and lose yourself in some hilarious videos


Learn any one of the TikTok dances that are trending


Play board games.  Some of my favorites are Monopoly, Risk, Pass the Pigs, which if you’ve never played before, it’s hilarious and my personal favorite.


Make beef jerky or dehydrate your other favorite foods


Support a local restaurant and order takeout


Rake your yard


Create and listen to a new playlist


Create a dream board of a vegetable or flower garden and prepare for summer


Have an indoor picnic


Make a time capsule


Clean out your refrigerator and freezer


Have scavenger hunts


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Sing Karaoke – Have you ever checked out all that is free on Roku?   This is just one of many things that’s available. 


Do a puzzle


Create a vision board


Try out a new meal kit service.  Here is a review of the Best meal kit food delivery services of 2020


Have a spa day.  Check out this really cool hand, foot, nail and face spa set, manicure nail set, and nail polish set.


Try out a new hairstyle


Rearrange your furniture


Send a care package to someone who could use a pick me up 


Clean out your closet 


Go for a long walk with your dog


Do crossword puzzles or sudoku or any other word games


Start a scrapbook (here’s some supplies, you’ll need).


Put together or update your budget


Watch a movie marathon (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Fast & Furious, etc)


There you have it.  I have just given you a really great list of entertainment activities for adults, for when you are stuck inside.  I challenge you to pick something new to try when you are looking for things to do when you are stuck at home.


My guess is that by the time this period of social distancing is over, you will not only no longer be bored.  But you will come away more cultured and talented. You will have picked up more fun hobbies. You will be more organized and connected and have learned new recipes.  And a great byproduct is that you’ll have all your Christmas shopping done for the year. 


Most of all, you will always have a great list of resources for rainy day activities for adults that you can share with people that you know and love.  


So, what new entertainment activities for adults have you found on this list that you can’t wait to try?  Be sure to leave them in the comments below.

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    1. That’s great, Elisha. Will you check out the free lessons on Fender? 75 items gives you a lot to choose from.

    1. So true, Stephen. I hope you find some great things to do from this list to take away that laziness. Have fun.

  1. Love these ideas Wendy. I am definitely keeping these pinned to look at for day to day things to do with my littles while I am home. Hope all is well with you.

    1. That’s awesome, Brittany. I hope you enjoy some great, fun new activities to do with the kiddos. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope all is well.

  2. This social distancing and self-isolation actually isn’t a huge deal for me coz I’ve been used to this lifestyle. I’m an introvert and an introvert can relate. Just don’t think much about what is happening coz you already have an idea about COVID-19 and safety that you needed.

    1. Keep safe, Blair and thanks for reading. I’m an introvert, empty nester who is home alone during the day. So I keep pretty busy. But there’s always room to try something new to break up the monotony.

    1. It sounds like you’ve been keeping busy, Lyanna. Enjoy working through the rainy day activities for adults list.

  3. Oh wow there are some really good ideas here for sure. I like the sound of a quarantine cake xx

    1. Thanks, Melanie. I agree, doesn’t a quarantine cake sound great? And a quarantine lasagna, a quarantine ice cream sundae and so on and so on, haha.

  4. I think it’s nice to start a blog now since everything is online. Also, they have more time to write. Playing video games can be nice but it’s a bit not productive.

    1. I agree on both points, Emman. Blog yes, video games, no. There’s so many better productive things we can do with our time.

  5. These are great ideas. I’m doing some of them. Exercise is one one, something I complained about never having time for, and now I have no excuse. Thank you for doing the research on ideas we can do during this crazy time.

    1. Thank you, Marcie. So much time, so little ideas. I’m happy to provide a list of rainy day activities. I hope you enjoy.

  6. It is always great to find new things to do during this lockdown. We certainly are in need of entretaiment!

  7. I have been feeling blue for the past days now because of the corona virus plus the rain…. Which made me search for things to do when raining! Glad to stumble upon this blog. Currently doing a vision board!

    1. I’m so happy that you found my blog and my list of rainy day activities for adults. Have fun with your vision board and whatever you choose next.

    1. Hi Pati, I can definitely see kids excited to learn magic tricks. My sisters and I loved it as kids. My own kids had a blast too.

  8. Thanks for the tips! It was rainy last week, and then the sun comes out during Easter. I will take note and I am sure me and my kids will all be having fun during the rainy days as well – Knycx Journeying

  9. Wow – this is truly an amazing list. There is just no way anyone reading this could claim that they can think of nothing to do and would die of boredom at home. I just love the breadth and variety of ideas you have provided here. Great ways to fill times like rainy days and of course the current isolation associated with the Covid 19 pandemic.

    1. Thank you so much, Nicole. I tried to fill a variety of interests and allow enough opportunity away from the tv, phone or laptop.

  10. These are great ideas! I can’t imagine being a kid in this time of quarantine. I remember how bored I used to get on a REGULAR summer day. LOL

    1. Exactly, Surekha. Even my grown kids are bored. I can’t imagine how the littles feel. Praying it’s over soon.

  11. These are excellent ideas. Every day is a rainy day when you’re quarantined. The more we can do to keep our kids occupied and learning, the more our children will have fun and not be miserable.

    1. I agree, Brianne. Show your kids some of the virtual museum tours and the animal cam. Who doesn’t love watching live animals?

    1. You’re very welcome, Ginger. Most of the time we have a honey-doo list, my kids rephrased it to the the Corona-do list. 75 things should keep us busy for a while.

    1. Exactly, Jessica. Most of what’s out there is, what to do with your kids? Well what about the adults? I’m your girl. Have fun.

  12. Oh thank you!
    We were just talking about finding a post like this for tips on what to do during quarantine. Awsome, I am so saving this!

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