First rains of the season always make everybody happy. First rain is a great relief from the scorching summer heat. Rains revive the earth, cool down the hot climate, and make the greens looks even more greener. However, as the rains become more frequent, to many it becomes a troublesome season. As it becomes difficult to walk or drive in the rain, your clothes tend to become dirty, and soaking too much in the rains can even give you a cold! But, don't let all these small reasons stop you from enjoying the rains.
Before you start reading the ideas mentioned in the below list of things to do on a rainy day, here is something you should do. Close your eyes and visualize its raining, what is the first 'enjoyable' thing you would like to do, when it rains? Are you going to call somebody special, are you going to make a cup of hot cocoa, or are you going to go out and get wet in the rains? So, whatever comes first to your mind is the thing you should do on a rainy day. However, if you are low on ideas or having too many rainy days, then here are some more things to do on rainy day ideas, which you can try out.
My Favorite Way to Enjoy a Rainy Day
Ahh...My favorite way to spend a rainy day... it's very passive actually, rather than being an activity. I sit on the floor snuggled in a blanket near a huge glass window from where I can see the rains and few trees. I open my old comic book collection, which has series of comic strips like Calvin and Hobbes or Baby Blues and read the whole series again with a cup of chai or hot chocolate.
Take a Walk Alone
Here are some ideas of things to do alone, that you should definitely do. Take a little time out for yourself, take a day off during the rains, and take a long walk in the rains. Make sure you wear shorts, a pair of waterproof sandals, and carry a rain jacket or an umbrella and some cash with you. Then take a long walk and watch everything, you can even have a hot dog from a stall for lunch. You can walk in your neighborhood or even take the subway and discover new places in the town. If you like photography, then take your camera along with you to capture beautiful moments. You can also carry your music player with you to make your walk even more musical!
Take a Walk With Someone
If you love somebody, are close with somebody, or are looking for a new way to spend with somebody then take a walk. Again remember to make yourself rainproof with a rain jacket and shorts. First, book tickets for a good film for the kids to watch. Then go to the movie hall with your children, you can stop at a place to buy your children ice cream (or candies if you don't want them catching cold/cough from the ice cream). Then watch the movie with them and on the way back, play in the water puddles with them, you can also click their pictures while they are jumping in the puddles.
Romantic Way to Spend Your Day
If you are in a new relationship, then spending a rainy day together with these romantic ideas will be a new experience for both of you that will help in bonding with each other more. The first thing you should do is call up your girlfriend/boyfriend early in the morning and ask them if they are free for the day. Then after an hour show up on their doorstep and ask them to take a walk with you in the rain. Walk around the town for a while, have some coffee outside, and enjoy the conversation.
If you are looking for things to do with your girlfriend, then slight change in the above ideas should be done. Surprise your girlfriend by showing at her doorstep in the morning, take her on a long drive on your bike, go for a brunch to a nice quiet place, then take her to your place, play some soft romantic music... From here on, things can get a bit hot, you guys can share a shower together and let things go even more intimate. If you are thinking of things which you can do with your boyfriend, then go to the sea side, take a walk on the beach barefoot, you can also take a dip in the ocean together if you feel like being bold.
Host a Dance Party
To make your rainy day a total fun partying day, here are some ideas of fun things to do with friends. Host a rain dance party! The floor can be near your home's swimming pool, on the terrace, or in your backyard. Make sure the dance floor is a hard and even place to avoid any slipping accidents. Place the stereo under a shade to avoid getting it wet, place the speakers on stand, and cover them with plastic properly to avoid any water damage. Call your buddies and enjoy the party!
Watch and Listen to the Nature
Take your bike and ride to a nearby green hilly area, then sit on a hilltop and enjoy the view. If you can't go outside your house, then sit in the balcony with a cup of tea and listen to the sound of water falling on different objects, and observe the raindrops collecting on different objects. Watch how the glass window gets misty, watch how the steam from your tea cup rises, etc.
Make sure you use a rain jacket or umbrella while going out in the rains to avoid getting completely soaked. And eat a lot of vitamin C to prevent catching cold during rains, also take a shower once you come back home to avoid getting sick. Apart from that, there is nothing stopping you from enjoying the rainy day!