Fun Activities on Snow Days!

There is no school today due to a snowstorm that is expected to drop 5 to 7 inches on us.  We received our “wake up call” at 6:00 am on the dot informing us of the dreaded news.  But with snowstorms comes some fresh snow for the kids to play in, or what I like to refer to as, free babysitting!  I send the kids out at least once on a snow day to burn off some energy (twice if necessary).  If I don’t do this, all hell will break loose!  Here’s a list of some fun snow day activities to keep your kids from driving you nuts!

  • Plan an indoor picnic.
  • Build a fort in the living room or under the dining room table.
  • Paint the snow using food coloring.  Use spray bottles or squirt bottles filled with water and food coloring.
  • Assign an art project with a theme.
  • Bake goodies together.
  • Create musical instruments out of household items.  (Only for the very tolerant parent)
  • Make snow ice cream.
  • Make snow cones.
  • Look through photo albums and share stories about the pictures.
  • Go through clothes and toys to find items that can be donated.
  • Makeover with your girls – facials, manicures, pedicures, massages!
  • Video game competition with your boys!
  • Teach kids how to sew.
  • Go sledding or ice skating.
  • Look for “frozen fossils” around the yard such as pine cones and icicles.
  • Look for animal tracks in the yard.
  • Put on some music and have a dance party.
  • Turn the heat up and have a beach party.
  • Play board games.
  • Nap time or quiet time.  (My favorite!)
  • Make paper snowflakes and hang them up around the house or in the windows.
  • Shut all the curtains, make popcorn, and watch a movie.

Have any other ideas to keep the kids entertained?  Comment below!

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