Snow Day Ideas

February 7, 2014

Snowpocalypse Part II is upon us Eugene! Here are some tips for managing the snow day from a creative mom:

Inside fun:

  1. Stay in your PJ’s all day.

  2. Build a fort of old boxes & sofa cushions.

  3. Build a tent with a sheet.

  4. Watch old musicals like Singing In the Rain.

  5. Have an indoor picnic.

  6. Bake cookies.

  7. Make snow “ice cream”.

  8. Make maple syrup/honey snow cones!

  9. Bring a baby pool inside with snow to play and make snow castles.

  10. Curl up on the couch with a hot cup of tea (or hot chocolate) and read a good book. Or two. Or three.

  11. Write letters to anyone from Grandma to your congressman.

  12. Play board games. Maybe have a tournament.

  13. Play card games.

  14. Do “Snow Art”-use small snowballs as paintbrushes with watercolors. Note-a trash bag under the paper saves you a lot on cleanup!

  15. Play video or computer games.

  16. Feed birds by stringing popcorn to hang on a tree or making a pine cone birdfeeder.

  17. Make paper mache bowls. (note-this tutorial uses a pumpkin instead of a balloon. You can use the same cling wrap technique on another bowl instead)

  18. Let the kids choose the dinner menu and have them help you cook.

  19. Have a pretend fashion shoot.

  20. Make melted crayon art or new crayons from some old ones.

Outside fun:

  1. Have a snowball fight.

  2. Make a snowman.

  3. Make snow angels.

  4. Go snowshoeing or cross country skiing.

  5. Build a snow fort.

  6. Go sledding. No sled, no worries! Go cardboard sledding.

  7. Play some snow games.

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