Don't let a little bit of rain get you down! Here are the best ways to spend a rainy day when you're stuck inside.

As spring is upon us the weather will start to change, and one day it could be sunny without a cloud in the sky, only to have rain pouring and the sky darkened with clouds the next day. Or, since it's Colorado, it could be beautiful one day, only to be hit with a massive snow storm the next day. There's no predicting the weather in the spring. To help you prepare for the inevitable stormy days, we've compiled a list of fun activities for you to keep your spirits high when a rainy day is working to bring you down.

Catch up on your favorite show on Netflix

rainy day It's about time you finish watching the entirety of "Grey's Anatomy" or "How I Met Your Mother". They're anxiously waiting for you. All it takes is a single click of a button...

Build a blanket fort... just because you can

Who says forts are just for the little ones? You're an adult and you can make a blanket fort if you want to!

Bake a cake or other delicious treats

rainy day Pull out that dusty cookbook, flip to a random page and bake something. Not only is it a fun way to spend your day, but you'll have a drool-worthy dessert to bite into afterwards!

Try your hand at that pasta recipe your mother-in-law gave you

Remember that pasta recipe your mother-in-law so graciously gave you last year? Why not try it out? Or you can even try your hand at another recipe. Most of all, just have fun creating something delicious to share with your friends and family.

Belt your heart out and dance to some throwbacks of your youth

rainy day No one will judge you (at least to your face) if you start dancing around your living room as you belt out the lyrics to "Oops... I Did It Again!"

Pull out the board games and have a tournament

Board games – tearing people apart one dice roll at a time.  

 

One word: NAP

Catch up on some must-needed sleep. Relax and lounge in bed all day. You deserve it.

Curl up with a book that's been collecting dust on your shelf

rainy day Grab some coffee or tea, your favorite book, a blanket and you'll be set!

If you're artistically-inclined, then you can paint, draw, sketch and get those creative juices flowing

Those paintbrushes and blank canvases are calling your name. Paint or draw a landscape, the family pet, or have fun with it and create a family portrait. Draw whatever it is your heart desires.

Practice perfecting your impeccable makeup skills

Pull up some YouTube makeup tutorial videos, your handy makeup kit, and you're ready to walk a red carpet or runway. Or watch some crazy special effects makeup tutorials and make yourself look like a walker from "The Walking Dead".

Keep your brain happy and healthy with puzzles and word games

rainy day There's nothing quite as calming (or stressful, depending on how you look at it) as working on a crossword puzzle. You can get bold with it and write it all in pen.

Mindless scroll through your Facebook newsfeed to see what other people are doing on their rainy day

See what other people are doing and draw some inspiration from their activities to feed your own ideas.

Organize your closet

rainy day There's the great possibility that a majority of the clothes in your closet have gone without seeing the light of day for months, maybe even years. Unfortunately, it may be time to say good bye to those well-worn jeans you bought on sale and developed an emotional attachment to.

Mess around with Photoshop and create masterpieces

Creating different mashups of family members into movie stills is one of the best ways to spend your free time. With a few simple tools and clicks of a mouse, you'll have made a masterpiece.

Give yourself a manicure/pedicure

Scroll through Pinterest or find a video tutorial on YouTube, and give your nails some flare!

Take a relaxing bubble bath and wash your worries away

rainy day If you're needing some alone time, take a relaxing bath. While you're at it, light some candles, pour some wine and pamper yourself a bit.

Have a marathon of your favorite movies

Host a few friends over and have a marathon of some classic flicks. Here's a fun challenge, see how many movies you can watch in a single day!

Have a Nerf gun war around the house

Because you're a grownup and Nerf gun wars are the BEST.
What's your favorite way to spend a rainy day inside? Share them with us!

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