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!
Things to Do With Kids on a Snow Day
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.
...make paper snowflake decorations.
Online Activities for Kids
Educational games, videos and activities for kids.
Activities for kids.
Environmental activities for kids.
Art activities and projects for kids.
Creative Kids at Home
Crafts and activities for kids.
Activities, experiments and cool facts.
Colouring pages, printables and activities.
Yahoo Kids Games
Online games for kids.
Fun game for kids.
Online games for kids.
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.
Learn to crochet.
Make paper snowflake decorations.
Winter Themed Movies
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
The Mighty Ducks
D2: The Mighty Ducks
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.