Snow day. Two words that cause kids everywhere to jump for joy. And their parents to feel overwhelming…dread.
What are we going to do all day? The kids are bound to get cabin fever. And you can only watch Frozen a few hundred times, right?
Well, we have some fun, easy snow-day activities you can do with your kids to keep everyone completely cozy, happy and busy.
Take cocoa to a whole new level by having kids make their own snowman “garnish”. Place 3 marshmallows on a toothpick. Use a candy corn for the nose (or whatever small treat you have on hand) and chocolate chips for the eyes and buttons. Add pretzel sticks for the arms and legs. Drop in a hot mug of cocoa and drink away!
A FORT OF EPIC PROPORTIONS
Blankets. Pillows. Stuffed animals. Snacks. Check! These are the makings of an incredible indoor fort. Change into your pajamas. Then grab a favorite book or laptop loaded with a movie and enjoy some good old-fashioned family time.
Snow globes are so much fun…and so easy to make! Find a glass jar with a snug-fitting lid – baby food jars, spaghetti sauce jars, etc. are perfect. Then grab décor to jazz up the inside of your snow globe. Plastic and ceramic do best. Get creative – plastic toys are awesome for adding fun and personality. Glue decorations on the underside of the cap with a hot glue gun. Then fill the jar about 90% full of water. Add glitter to star as the snow. Optionally, you can also add 2 teaspoons of baby oil – this helps slow down the glitter snow as it falls. Screw on the cap and give a good shake.
Create an impromptu band with your kids and make a music video. Pick your song. Pick your costumes. Then create instruments out of cardboard boxes (make sure to decorate to make ‘em your own!). Then hit record on your smartphone and share with all your fans on Facebook.
A FLURRY OF EXCITEMENT
Make a REAL snow cone with snow you find right outside your door. What you need: a cup, spoon, flavoring and, of course, snow. Scoop up clean, freshly fallen snow and add to your cup. Now choose your flavor – maple, chocolate and berry are all delicious options. Mix the snow and flavor together…and enjoy!
With a little preparation and creativity, you'll have plenty of activities to keep your whole crew happily entertained the next time snow strands you at home.