Fun Things to Do on Snow Days

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Last year we had a full week home with snow days. Late on day two, we made a list. I hope it helps on your next snow day!

  • Stay in your pajamas with your kids all day
  • Take bubbles baths
  • Bake cookies from scratch
  • Color
  • Paint
  • Any craft kits that have been sitting on the shelf – our favorite is potholder looms
  • Rent movies on demand
  • Charades
  • Board games – make a list of all that’s available
  • Puzzles
  • Pillow forts
  • Blanket fort under the dining room table
  • Hide-n-go-seek in the house
  • Sardines
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Build a Lego or Ello town
  • Puppet shows
  • Set up the racetrack or train set
  • Card games – teach them Go Fish, War, King’s Corner’s and Spoons if you haven’t already
  • Any gross motor play you have – a ball pit, a sit-n-spin, balance board, mini trampoline, or jumps ropes
  • Any pretend play – get out the doll house or the airport set, again make a list of all that’s available
  • Dress up clothes – In our house, it’s usually a fashion show, but it may be a fire station in yours.
  • Read aloud – good to start a new chapter book
  • Water play at the kitchen sink
  • Make home made playdoh
  • Play with regular playdoh
  • Teach your children every campfire or patriotic song you can remember
  • Play with cornstarch and water – so fun if you get the mix right and cleans up easy as soon as it dries
  • Let the kids make lunch
  • Play restaurant with waiters at lunch
  • Picnic in the living room for snack
  • Here is a post with lots more active indoor play ideas
  • BUNDLE UP AND GO OUTSIDE – make snowmen, throw snowballs, use an ice box and make bricks for an igloo, make snow ice cream, go sledding, go for a nature walk or slide on (absolutely safe depth) ice patches.

Please comment and share your snow day ideas!

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