Don’t you wish that adults could get snow days too? I mean, why do the kids get all the fun stuff? Where we live we get snow and lots of it so, instead of complain about it we might as well embrace it right? When I was a little girl there was nothing more magical than waking up on a school day to find out the school had been canceled and we had the entire day to play in the snow. Who doesn’t love a day off? But as a mom to four I know that kids can easily get bored and even I struggle to come up with ideas to keep the kids occupied all day. It’s way too easy to just let them “veg” on the couch in front of movies or video games. I have to confess when we crawled into our beds last night under a blanket of snow I found myself wishing that we lived somewhere that actually canceled school.
Yup, I said that out loud.
I wish my kids got a chance to experience snow days like I did when I was a kid. So, I am ready this winter with these fun, creative, simple activities that will keep not only my kids busy but yours too.
snow day Activities to keep your busy all day
1.) Build a living room fort using blankest, couch cushions and pillows then hide inside and play board games.
2.) Get outside and make a snowman you know the saying…if life gives you snow..make a snowman! Make sure to check out sometimes creative for this adorable snowman kit!
3.) Make bird feeders using pine cones, bird seed and peanut butter then go for a walk in the trees and hang them for our feathered friends.
4.) Host a board game marathon with all those games you have hidden in the crawl space in the basement.
5.) Be a snow angel and shovel the driveway of one of your elderly neighbours.
6.) Try some science experiments
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7.)Have an indoor picnic but make sure not to forget the hot chocolate!
8.) Make some homemade play dough and drag out all of those cookie cutters you have meant to use.
9.) Curl up with a good book! or a couple of them…cuddle on the couch and read as many stories as you can muster without falling asleep.
10.) Get outside and search for tracks in the snow you never know came calling until you go and look!
11.) Skype or facetime Grandma and Grandpa and have a video chat the Grandparents would LOVE to hear from the grandkids!
12.) Bring the snow INSIDE!! Grab a few buckets of snow and put it in a small plastic tub. Make sure the kids put on mittens and let the play. This way you don’t have to worry about them getting too cold and the mess is minimal.
13.) Go sledding or skating! Don’t forget to Pick up some hot chocolate and dress warm..you can’t have fun if your cold. Bring your camera too!
14.) Check out some snowflakes is easier to do than you think.. all you need is a magnifying glass and some dark fabric.
15.) Have a Lego building contest.
How do you keep cabin fever at bay?
What is your favourite snow day activities?