You wake up and the weather is all wet. What are you going to do today? Here are four ideas to try when it's raining cats and dogs. 1. Puppet showtime You can create your very own puppets with items your parents already have around the house. First, you'll need some old socks or lunch-size brown paper bags. Then, get busy decorating them with markers, crayons, glitter, sequins, string, ribbons, yarn, buttons — even dry macaroni! Give your puppets names and funny voices. You might want to think up a special story for them. Maybe one puppet is lost and can't find his way home. Maybe another puppet has superhuman powers. To make your show even better, use a cardboard box as a stage. 2. Build a fort Ask your parent for some old sheets, blankets, or comforters. Spread them over chairs or other furniture to create a top-secret hideout. Bring a flashlight, a pillow, a good book to read, and maybe even a snack. And don't forget to think of a secret password! 3. Dress-up time! Both boys and girls can have fun trying on old clothes. Ask your parent to let you try on old scarves, hats, jewelry, shoes, and clothes. Do you want to be a doctor? You can pretend an old white shirt is a lab coat. Or maybe you see yourself as a movie star. Ask your mom for her old prom dresses or bridesmaid dresses. Don't forget the earrings and high heels! 4. Say thanks Birthdays and holidays are chances for us to thank people who love us and take good care of us. But it can be a special treat to get a gift or a card on an ordinary day. Think of the people who make you happy and then come up with a way to show them you care. It might be an aunt, uncle, grandmother, neighbor, or babysitter. It could even be your mom or dad! Use your arts and craft supplies to create a special card. Or ask your parent to help you make cookies as a gift for that special someone. You will be delivering sunshine on a rainy day! Back to Articles Related Articles Road Trip Fun Are you ready for a road trip? Find out how to pass the time in this article for kids. Read More All About Your Senses: Experiments to Try Need a science project, or just looking for something fun to do? These experiments reveal the way your body works. Check with a grown-up first because some will require help from an adult. Read More Thunderstorms Thunderstorms scare some kids. Find out how to tackle this fear and stay safe. Read More Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.