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

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Have you ever wanted a list of the best Rainy day activities for adults?

Well, I aim to please!  While we’re no longer stuck indoors due to the COVID-19 trauma, there’s still never a bad time to share with you my list of rainy day activities for adults.   I know that it’s frustrating to be stuck inside, whether it’s rain, snow, illness or quarantine. But thankfully, this recent time of difficulty and social distancing has passed, and now we can just talk about rainy day ideas.  Sound good?


So what do we do when we’re stuck indoors?  What kind of adult rainy day activities can we do that gives us alternatives to watching TV all day or scrolling mindlessly through Facebook?   We need some fun things to do on a rainy day 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 options that are available.  (I added the plus, because I continue to find fun things to add to this list.  I hope you don’t mind😉)


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, I present to you…

75+ of the best rainy day activities for adults 


Before we start with some fun, rainy day ideas, my normal go-to is to make sure everything is orderly in my home.  I have an aversion to clutter and hold fond memories of an activity called the 27 Fling Boogie I used to do with the kids. (Side note, my kids, when younger, didn’t mind clutter or having no space in which to walk to get from one side of the room to the other.) 

The concept of the 27 Fling Boogie comes from the FlyLady. I fell in love with her systems back when I had hands and could implement them. So if you love organization, you owe it to yourself to check her out.


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What are some great things to do on a rainy day at home for adults?

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  • Discover some new podcasts
  • Clear away the clutter and donate it to charity
  • Color – with these coloring books 
  • Paint By Number – Use Coupon Code OEL10 at checkout to save 10% on all these beautiful adult paint kits
  • Make a DIY project
  • Bake a quarantine cake
  • Put together a bucket list 
  • Start a gratitude journal  

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  • Learn some new recipes. I love The Pioneer Woman. But a simple search on YouTube will help you locate anything.

  • Learn some magic tricks.  YouTube has great tutorials for pretty much any skill you’re looking to learn
  • Play cards. Our son introduced us to this fun game called Unstable Unicorns. What a blast!
  • Make a time capsule
  • Clean out your refrigerator and freezer
  • Have scavenger hunts
  • Start your Christmas shopping online. Here’s my One Exceptional Life Amazon Storefront.  Please bookmark it for future shopping trips.
  • 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.  It’s not just rainy day fun for adults, this is my new favorite product for keeping in touch with every family member, regardless of age.  In fact it offers an incredible way to participate in story time with the grand babies. You truly have to see it to believe it.


What to do on a rainy day for adults that you can find online

The interweb has become an incredible resource for just about anything you’re looking for.  That includes any of the things to do on a rainy day for adults. 

  • Host virtual parties with Zoom
  • Learn sign language from YouTube videos
  • Learn to knit from YouTube videos or Creativebug, which incidently offers classes in all sorts of fun hobbies.
  • 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 to play the guitar – through the popular guitar maker, Fender 

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  • 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!
  • Learning a new language with Duolingo online or through your app store is another fun rainy day idea
  • 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
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Fun educational adult rainy day activities 

This next section gives you ideas of places you might like to explore in person, but for one reason or another, you can’t. Whether they’re closed, located far away or just something that peaks your interest, I believe you’ll be surprised by some of these rainy day ideas.


Things to do on a rainy day for adults 


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Rainy day ideas for adults for when you’re stuck indoors


  • Download the TikTok app and lose yourself in some hilarious videos. I particularly like the dog ones.
  • 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, is hilarious and a personal favorite.
  • Have an indoor picnic

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  • Make beef jerky or dehydrate your other favorite foods with this cool kitchen tool
  • Support a local restaurant and order takeout
  • Rake your yard (Ok, not so much for a rainy day. But it’s a great, and one of those sometimes fun activities for adults.)
  • Go for a long walk with your dog, rain or shine, because they need it
  • Create and listen to a new playlist
  • Create a dream board of a vegetable or flower garden and prepare for summer. My friend Anna, offers a great Garden Planner on her site.


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


Now that the period of social distancing is over, you no longer have any reason to be bored.  Even so, it’s given us opportunities to be more cultured and talented. Hopefully, you have picked up more fun hobbies. You are more organized and connected and have learned new recipes.  And a great byproduct is that the quarantine has given you the chance to get 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.  

Do you still wonder about what to do on a rainy day for adults?

So, what new inside 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.  I’m excited to add to my list.

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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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