Looks like another snow day for kids! Ava has played all day in the “ice” and she’s about over it. Here are a few snow day activities for kids to help navigate the next 24-48 hours and spend some great family time. Of course, none of these ideas take a whole lot of money!
How about one of these fun activities.
•Make Snow Day Pancakes – regular pancakes with Powdered Sugar on top (want to be even more creative – lay a doily on top and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top then remove and check out the awesome pattern).
*Make Homemade Play Dough- Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make colorful play dough from basic household baking ingredients. Follow her simple instructions and the kids will be kneading and rolling their play dough all day long to create fun designs.
•Blanket forts! Need I say more??
*Craft an Indoor Snowman- You don’t always have to freeze outside to build a snowman — be creative and make one using marshmallows. Outline a snowman on construction paper and trace glue around each circle. Place mini marshmallows onto the glue. Add details with other materials from around the house. Grab scraps of felt for his hat or yarn for his scarf and color in his face with markers or dried food products. When he’s dry, the kids can name and hang him up in the house. Don’t have mini marshmallows? Use cotton balls for a fluffier snowman.
•Board game tournaments! Have everyone pick their favorite games and whoever wins gets to pick the next game!
•Start a new Snow Day Tradition – bake something together, watch movies, make hot cocoa.
•What about an indoor picnic for lunch. Pack a picnic basket just like a real picnic. Spread your blanket out and enjoy!
*Make Magazine Mosaics – Use old magazines in creative, artistic ways. Have kids cut out different colors from the pages into small squares. Next, sketch a design on a paper plate. Then use glue and a paint brush to make a colorful mosaic. You can make designs using different shades of one color or lots of different colors. Or download free color-by-number printables and fill them in with the paper squares instead of crayons.
•Have you ever made edible snowflakes– fold tortilla shells into quarters. Use scissors to cut shapes (just like the paper kind). Unfold to reveal your snowflake shape and lay them on a cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar and bake at 350 degrees until crispy.YUM
•Play in the snow (if you received snow in your area)! Give the kids spray bottles filled with a water/food coloring mixture and let them paint the snow. Build a fort out of snow bricks made with Tupperware containers. Build a snowman. Ok, so this may be a tomorrow activity as it is so wet you could be absolutely soaked in under 10 minutes.
•Gather the snow into buckets or plastic tubs and bring it inside. Get out the kitchen utensils, cups, cookie cutters, and let the littler ones play in the snow inside.
•And of course, I scream, you scream, we all scream for snow cream! Snow ice cream– recipe here, thanks Paula Deen!
•Magnet fishing: Using Magnet letters in a bucket and a paper clip on string.
•Check out the other great pins I found on Pinterest!