Rainy day activities sheet
Get creative and try out these 10 fun indoor activities!
This fun resource gives children 10 ideas for things to do indoors on rainy days this summer. Try out our summer quiz, or have a go at making a Haiku.
Discover simple and easy ways to make the most of the summer holidays when the weather is bad using our National Geographic Kids’ summer primary resource sheet, or use these rainy day activities for wet play time.
The teaching resource can be used as a printed handout for class time / play time, or for children to take home with them for the summer holidays.
Activity: Print the rainy days activities resource and complete the tasks. Children could take copies home with them, or on nature walks in the woodland, so that they can use the scavenger hunt tick list.
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This English primary resource assists with teaching the following Key Stage 1 English (Year 1) objectives from the National Curriculum:
Pupils should be taught to: develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:
- listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
Pupils should be taught to: write sentences by:
- saying out loud what they are going to write about
- composing a sentence orally before writing it
- sequencing sentences to form short narratives
- re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
Pupils should be taught to:
- sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly
- begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place
- form capital letters
This English primary resource assists with teaching the following Literacy and English Early level objectives from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:
- As I play and learn, I enjoy exploring interesting materials for writing and different ways of recording my experiences and feelings, ideas and information
Scottish Curriculum for Excellence First level Literacy and English objectives:
- By considering the type of text I am creating, I can select ideas and relevant information, organise these in a logical sequence and use words which will be interesting and/or useful for others.
Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Second level Literacy and English objectives:
- By considering the type of text I am creating, I can select ideas and relevant information, organise these in an appropriate way for my purpose and use suitable vocabulary for my audience.
Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Third level & Fourth level Literacy and English objectives:
- By considering the type of text I am creating, I can independently select ideas and relevant information for different purposes, and organise essential information or ideas and any supporting detail in a logical order. I can use suitable vocabulary to communicate effectively with my audience.