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Rainy Day Fun in Houston

Being stuck indoors when the kids have loads of energy is no fun. Fortunately, Houston is home to many indoor attractions geared towards children. In addition to the local library or mall play space; there are other fun venues that may be the perfect cure to cabin fever.

Visit the Children’s Museum of Houston

Visiting the Children’s Museum of Houston is a great way to spend a rainy day. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am to 6pm and Sundays noon to 6pm, adults and children over one enter the museum for just $9 and on Thursdays between 5pm and 8pm, museum admission is free. With 14 hands-on galleries, children can enjoy a fun and educational interactive experience. Check the museum’s website to plan your adventure and make the most out of your trip.

Head to Happy Playground

Heading to Happy Playground will give the kids a chance to play and party. Open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm and Fridays from 10am to 3pm for open play, kids can run, play and climb in a safe and clean indoor environment. Open play is $8 per child with no charge for adults.

Jump on over to Fun Max Jump In

Jump on over the Fun Max Jump in Webster and let the kids jump and bounce on giant inflatables. With an obstacle course inflatable and an inflatable set aside for younger kids, the kids are sure to get some energy out. Open gym times vary, so visit contact Fun Max Jump In prior to heading out. Open play is $7 per child and adults are free.

Wander over to Wonderwild

Wander over to Wonderwild for the kids Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm (summer hours 9am to 7pm) for open play. For $10 for walkers and $8 for pre-walkers, kids can explore soft play structures, jumping pillow and inflatables. Siblings under 9 months and adults are free. Wonderwild is sure to be a wonderful adventure for children ages 8 and under.

But if heading out isn’t on your agenda, don’t worry. We’ve got some creative ideas for you to try out at home. Consider getting crafty with these three Morningside Nannies staff favorites.

  • Fill a large soda bottle with rice and add small items like a plastic doll shoe, a piece of hard candy, a broken piece of chalk and coins. Tape the cap shut. Shake it up and see what the kids can find.


  • Bake a batch of cookies. This deliciously good activity even has an educational component. Reinforce basic math skills by having the kids help with measuring, pouring and mixing. For a twist, have the kids decorate make and bake sugar cookies for decorating.


  • Make homemade play dough. In a pan on the stovetop mix together two cups of flour, two cups of warm water, 1 cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar. Heat and stir until a dough forms. Add food coloring or powdered drink mix to add color.

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