Rainy Day Activities Starting at Goodwill

They say that April showers bring May flowers, and with April just a few days away, it’s time to start thinking about some rainy day activities that will keep you entertained and occupied while you wait for the sun to start shining again. Goodwill is your one-stop shop for everything you need to be entertained during this rainy time of year. There is so much to choose from so grab your rain coat, umbrella, and boots, and get ready for a fun filled rainy day starting at your local Goodwill!

Play some board games!

Goodwill has a great selection of board games. You can find classics like Clue and Monopoly or play a new game like Cards Against Humanity or Scene it! No matter your choice, you’re sure to have a great time spending hours with your favorite board game.

Buy a movie!

The movie selection at Goodwill is unlike anything I have ever seen before. They have a huge variety, ranging from romance to comedy to children’s to horror films. You are sure to find a great movie at a great price!

Have a dance party with old CDs!

Like the movie selection, the CD selection at Goodwill is spectacular. Pull out your old boom box and get a few CDs from Goodwill. At the great prices they offer, you’re sure to find a lot of CDs to dance to for hours!

Have a scavenger hunt!

In a previous #ThriftyThursday blog post, we talked about having a scavenger hunt at Goodwill. Gather a list of random items, head to your local Goodwill, and have a blast spending hours and hours searching for your items.

Have a fashion show for under $5

Goodwill is full of great fashion finds for the whole family! Take a look around and create an outfit for under $5. You’ll spend hours trying to find the perfect outfit for the perfect price!

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Valentine’s Day at Goodwill

Goodwill is your one stop shop for everything you could possibly need in your house. From electronics to clothing, you’re bound to find the perfect household items in a single store. Not only is Goodwill a great place to shop, it is an adventure every time you walk through the door. You never know what treasures await. If you’re struggling to figure out what to do with your special someone on Valentine’s Day, take them to Goodwill for a day of adventure and fun, without breaking the bank.

Pick out an outfit for your significant other for under $10

This will be a true test of your skills and knowledge to see if you really understand your significant other’s style. Pick each other an outfit to wear for dinner without any guidance from that person. The anticipation building up to the big reveal will lead to lots of fun and wanting peak to see what’s going on with your person. Goodwill has a wide variety of clothing for every personality, you’re sure to find something! Once you have your outfit picked out for one another, stow them away while you get the rest of your supplies for your Valentine’s Day of fun and reveal them right before you check out!

Find your favorite childhood VHS or DVD

Picking out your favorite childhood movie from Goodwill’s wide selection tells a lot about your personality and your childhood. After you have dinner in your hand picked outfits, cuddle up on the couch and watch your favorite childhood movies. Make some popcorn and enjoy each other’s company while reminiscing on old times. Goodwill has a large selection of different movies and you never know what you’ll find. With such a wide variety, it’ll be hard to pick just one! The real question, however, is are you a Disney Princess or Pokémon fan?

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Pick out a gag gift

Everyone loves a good gag gift. You don’t need to limit yourself to a work or family gift exchange to partake in the giving and receiving a hilarious gift. Pick out a gag gift for your significant other for under $5. It can be anything you want it to be, as long as it makes you (and hopefully your significant other) laugh. Goodwill has some great gag gifts. This item will be a great piece of memorabilia for this special Valentine’s Day, so make it as awesome as possible.

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End your trip with a walk through the board games/games section

You’ll feel nostalgic as you walk through this section and see all the games you used to play as a kid.  Pick out your favorite board games, buy them, and play them to end your Valentine’s Day date. Goodwill’s game and toy section will truly bring a sparkle to your eye. You’ll spend hours laughing while playing Hungry, Hungry Hippos and Monopoly.

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Purchase all of your items (clothes, movies, games) and head out to dinner, or even better, buy some plates and utensils at Goodwill and have a home cooked meal! Enjoy your night with your significant other while reminiscing on the old, simpler times and growing up.

If you didn’t know what to do for Valentine’s Day, you certainly do now. Grab your significant other and bring them to your local Goodwill; it’s sure to be a Valentine’s Day you’ll never forget.

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Goodwill Scavenger Hunt

Does the snowy and cold weather make you sad? Does it seem like summer will never come and you’ll never see the sun again? Are you constantly asking yourself what you can do when the weather makes your face hurt? Try a Goodwill Scavenger Hunt! It’s a great way to spend a couple of hours and a little competition always makes things more exciting. It’ll be a fun experience for the whole family!

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Before heading to your local Goodwill, make a list of random items that you can find at thrift stores. There’s a sample at the end of this post to give you some ideas! The list can range from a specific article of clothing to a VHS tape that you watched when you were a kid. You should include about 20 – 30 items so you’ll be spending a good part of your day at the store. Each person can either have the same or a different list, depending on how ambitious you’re feeling. If you want to make it even more exciting, allow your scavenger crew to go to multiple stores in order to complete their list. Once your lists are made up, give it to each participant and head over to your local Goodwill to let the games begin!

The goal of the scavenger hunt is to find each item, take a picture of it, and be the first one to finish your list. The winner can receive a prize of your choice or just have the satisfaction of knowing they won.

Goodwill Hunting List

  • Red shoes
  • Stuffed dog
  • Phone with a chord
  • Santa Clause
  • Something blue and fuzzy
  • Peace Signs
  • Bunnies
  • Something that makes you LOL
  • Desk chair
  • A movie you’ve never heard of
  • Throwback CD
  • Valentine’s Day item
  • A doll that may be haunted
  • 1000 piece puzzle
  • Green belt
  • St. Patrick’s Day item
  • Something you’d find at your grandparents’ house
  • Purple t-shirt
  • Stripes
  • An item describing where you want to go on vacation
  • An obscure painting
  • Something with glitter
  • Something that rolls
  • A cookbook with a recipe you want to try
  • A funny mug
  • A dress for a wedding
  • Goodwill Hunting (pun intended)
  • The smallest pair of jeans you have ever seen
  • Fanny pack
  • A keyboard
  • A statue you’d want to display in your bedroom
  • A new centerpiece for your kitchen table
  • Zebra print

It is now time to let the games begin! Bundle up the family or grab some friends and head to your local Goodwill. A warm store full of treasure and fun is waiting for you!

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