Some towns and cities never shut down during a snowstorm because if they did, then you would probably have to come up with fun snow day activities for the entire winter season! However, if you live in a town that isn’t used to dealing with big snowstorms and shuts down for a few days or even a week, then you’re going to need a few of these fun snow day activities.
1 Play in the Snow
If this is your child’s first time seeing snow, then one of the most fun snow day activities would be to go out and play in the snow. Show your little one how to make snow angels, form the perfect snowball, and build the biggest snow fort. What could be better than taking pictures in the snow of your child trying to catch snowflakes on their tongue while wearing the most adorable snow suit and silly winter hat?
2 Indoor Winter Crafts
Have your children ever made their own snowflakes before? I loved making paper snowflakes when I was a kid. It’s pretty amazing as a child to see how many designs you can make just by cutting paper differently. Another indoor winter craft that has become popular is DIY snow globes - you won’t believe how easy they are to assemble! Check out writer Meream’s post for creative and unique snow globe designs, diy.allwomenstalk.com.
3 Bake Something Fun
You can bake chocolate chip cookies any day of the year, so make this the best snow day and bake something you have never made before. If you have some extra candy canes lying around use them to make a few of these peppermint recipes, cooking.allwomenstalk.com, to turn your boring snow day into a fun day!
4 Make Your Own Snow-Cones
Now, you don’t want to try this with snow that has already landed on the ground, so be sure to put out some large plastic bowls to collect new, falling snow. After you have collected enough fresh snow, scoop it into small cups and grab some juice from your fridge. Allow your kids to pour the juice over the snow and watch as their little eyes light up in amazement when they see that they’ve made their very own snow-cone.
5 DIY Holiday Cards
If your snow day happens before the holiday season, then why not get a head start on your greeting cards?Have your kids use their DIY snowflakes to decorate their own holiday cards or use ink and holidays stamps for unique and colorful cards. Check out writer Elizabeth’s post on how to make your own greeting cards for more ideas allwomenstalk.com.
6 DIY Holiday Ornaments
Last year we made our own DIY Christmas ornaments to give as gifts and to hang on our tree. We used glass ball ornaments, but you can find clear plastic ones as well for younger kids. There are many creative ways kids can decorate their ornament. I love the idea of putting their tiny handprints on it. We also cut holiday scrapbook paper into strips and twirled it around a pencil to stick them inside the ornament; these made great gifts and everyone loved them. How will you decorate your holiday ornaments this year?
7 Movie Day
What kid wouldn’t love an all day movie marathon? Have them pick out their favorite films, pop some popcorn to be drizzled with chocolate or caramel sauce, grab some gummy bears, and let the all day couch potato fest commence.
8 Fashion Show
Whether you have little boys, girls, or both, I’m sure they would love putting on a fashion show in their favorite outfits. With fun hats, glasses, and accessories to wear and music on to strut down the “runway”, your kids will never get bored and will probably ask to do this again on the weekends.
9 Treasure Hunt
Create a map and give your kids clues to where mom and dad hid the big treasure box the night before when they were in bed. Make it a fun treasure hunt that will lead them to the first item that will then lead to more clues. When they finally find the big box, fill it with an activity so you can continue your fun day after the treasure hunt is over.
What are some fun snow day activities you created to keep your kids from getting bored?