Fun Things to Do on Snow Days


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!

Things to Do With Kids When the Power is Out

For many, this is day two with no power. Things to do to pass the time:

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