When you’re a kid, there’s really nothing better than a snow day. Not only do you get to sleep in, but there are all kinds of fun things to do once you do get up. Here are 5 such awesome things to do on snow days:
- Make homemade play-doh
On snow days, there are plenty of outdoors activities to keep you entertained for hours. But once it gets dark out or too cold to be outside anymore, it’s a good idea to have some indoor activities in mind.
Here’s a recipe for homemade play-doh you’ll love. It’s both fun to make and play with. Once it’s made, give everyone a theme and have them create a shape in that theme (i.e. animals, or fruits).
- Make a snowman
This is a classic snow day activity, but not to be missed. The best part is the accessorizing. Make the kids figure out creative ways to give him eyes, ears, and a nose – and don’t forget a scarf. Then, to extend the fun, tell them to do a silly photo shoot with Frosty. Tell them that whoever has the most creative picture will win a prize.
- Take turns reading a book aloud
Depending on how old your kids are, read a book like Harry Potter aloud to them, and have them taking turns reading aloud themselves. Make sure everyone attempts the accents of the different characters!
- Watch old (or new) musicals
Musicals like Singin’ In The Rain or more modern updates like Frozen are great for sing-alongs. Bonus points for harmonizing!
- Make maple snow cones/ice cream
There are lots of ways to play with snow, but one of the most memorable is making frozen treats with it. This one is super special since it’s like a cross between ice cream and a snow cone:
1 cup cream
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
8 cups of fresh snow
- In a small bowl, whisk together cream, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt.
- Quickly pour this mixture over the snow, and mix thoroughly. Alternately, have each kid make their own snowball, and cover it with the mixture.
- Eat immediately, as snow ice cream melts fast. (It also doesn't re-freeze well, so you'll want to eat the entire batch in one sitting.)