Things to Do With Kids on a Snow Day

by KDB

Hoping to share some good, entertaining and mostly inexpensive ideas to amuse your children on those crazy buses-no-running-kids-at-home-snow-days.

I'm sure we could all use a little help and encouragement on those SNOW DAYS when we are blindsided by children who are NOT at school but rather at home mom-ing or dad-ing us every five minutes with the usual, "I'm bored. I have nothing to do!" Hopefully I can share some interesting and maybe even educational amusements for the kiddies!


...make paper snowflake decorations.

Arts & Crafts Ideas

Make paper snowflake decorations.

Mix food colour and water in squeezable bottles for snow "paint".

Melted crayon art.

Ice Sculptures

Snowflake Mobile

Snow Family Finger Puppets


Online Activities for Kids

PBS Kids
Educational games, videos and activities for kids.

Activities for kids.

Environmental activities for kids.

Incredible Art
Art activities and projects for kids.

Creative Kids at Home
Crafts and activities for kids.

Science Kids
Activities, experiments and cool facts.

Colouring Pages
Colouring pages, printables and activities.

Yahoo Kids Games
Online games for kids.

Fun game for kids.

Disney Games
Online games for kids.

Online games.

Snow Angel

Snow Angel
Snow Angel

Things to DO Outside

If the reason they are home is because of a snow dump and the buses couldn't run because the roads haven't been plowed yet but the sun is out and it is not too cold there's no reason why they can't take advantage of the day off to play outside in the snow!


make snow angels
build a snowman
build a snow fort
dig pathways in the snow
slide down the hill a few times (if you have one)
help mom or dad shovel the driveway 
paint the snow (squeezable bottle with food colour and water mix)



Things to DO Inside

Play a board game.

Build a fort.

Make a bowl of popcorn and a drink and watch a movie.

Do some arts and crafts.

Help mom or dad cook lunch.

Play a two player video game with mom/dad (Guitar Hero).

Read a book.

Make your lunch a picnic.

Bake some cookies.

Make melted crayon art.

Plan and execute a fancy dinner with "the good" dishes.

Colouring books.

Learn to crochet.

Make paper snowflake decorations.







Winter Themed Movies

Ice Age

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Eight Below

Happy Feet

Snow Dogs

The Mighty Ducks

D2: The Mighty Ducks

Snow Day


Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate
Minty Hot Chocolate

Minty Hot Chocolate

Prep time 2 min  -  Total time 3 min
Ingredients for 1 serving
hot chocolate mix  • mini candy cane  • mini marshmallows

Heat water in kettle OR heat in microwaveable safe cup.
Add hot chocolate mix and a few mini marshmallows.
Hang mini candy cane over edge of mug with cane to the inside and let melt a bit OR use it to stir hot chocolate a bit.

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Something for Lunch

Make their favourite lunch.

Maybe PB&J (because schools are peanut free these days).

Three Easy Recipes for a Snow Day

Snow Day Recipes

Make mini pizzas.

Make homemade egg muffin sandwiches.

Have an indoor picnic.

Indoor Picnic Ideas

Picnic World

Kids Favourite Lunches

Snow Storm

KD Bissonette
Snow Day!

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Snow Day

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The Snowy Day

Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story ha...

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Updated: 11/12/2012, KDB
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Eve on 08/05/2015

I loved this list!
Definitely using it when we are snowed in. Hey, we also use a couple of other sites for our kids to safely play online games. here they are:

Winter themed movies - that's another good one on your list. I had never thought of that.
Again - thanks!

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