What will you do stuck inside at home all day with the kids?
Just have fun, of course!
Snow day activities for kids:
- Get outside! Build a snowman, make snow angels, build a snow castle for your child to run through, sled down a hill (use a cardboard box or oil drip pan!), and have a good ol ™ fashioned snow ball fight. It will give you a little exercise while you enjoy the special time with your kids.
- Build a reading fort. Spread sheets between two chairs. Use a stack of books on the ends to hold it in place. Bring some books and maybe a snack under and have fun reading.
- Make a snow globe. If you happen to have saved some of those glass baby jars because surely you could come up with some way to re-use them, we ™ll here's your chance. Find a little figurine and use a hot glue gun or modeling clay to attach it to the lid. Fill the jar with cold water. Add some white or silver glitter or even crushed egg shells for the snow effect. If you have some glycerin from the drugstore on hand, add a drop or so to thicken the water consistency so the snow doesn't fall as quickly. Hot glue the lid closed. Shake to watch your winter wonderland come to life.
- Pull out those board games you haven't played with in a while.
- Get in the kitchen. Let your children help you make some warm brownies or cookies to warm you up from the inside out.
- Snuggle up on the couch, make some popcorn, and watch a movie with them.
- Snow art. Grab a spray bottle or mister, fill with water, and add a few drops of food coloring. Let your children spray their paint on the snow to create works of art. Mix up several bottles of different colors and let your children learn how red and blue blend to make purple!
- Make custom crayons. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Collect up all of those broken crayons that are too small to use anymore. Place them in muffin tins “ use different shades of one color or mix them up for a cool swirl effect. Put muffin tin in oven to melt the crayons. Check on them every few minutes or so. When melted, remove tin from oven and let cool.
- Have a tea party (or hot chocolate party). Let your child pick out a few stuffed animals friends to invite, set the table for your party, and have a great time.
- Make old fashioned paper snowflakes. Fold a piece of paper in half. Then fold down the two corners to make a triangle. Cut an arc around the open end to make your snowflake into a circle. Cut out random pieces to give your snowflake it's unique look. Open it up, add some glitter or draw designs on it, hang it up.
What are you doing today with your kids?