We made it to the first day of spring this week! But, as any good Northeasterner knows, don’t put away those snow shovels quite yet! If you’re the first one to put away your snowblower you know all the neighbors will be eyeing you when that spring snow storm hits! Although I have been trying to get my son to spend more time outside this winter he definitely has inherited my dislike of the cold. He actually doesn’t even really like playing in the snow that much! So, I came up with some super easy ideas of things to do together for that next snow day!
When your stuck inside on a snow day it doesn’t have to be super boring. Try one or more of these easy peasy ideas with your kids to brighten things up and make your snow days even more memorable! Save this list for next winter, too!
5 Fun and Easy Indoor Activities for a Snow Day
1. Bake fun treats! I always like to start off a snow day with a yummy breakfast such as pancakes or cinnamon rolls. Helping parents bake, licking the spoon, and chatting about life is a great memory your children can look back on and a great way to get them to open up to you and talk about their life. You don’t need to make anything fancy just make sure you have fun while doing it! If you need recipe ideas check out our Mini Chef Mondays series with plenty of recipes to make with your kids!
2. Snuggle up on the couch with snacks and hot cocoa for a movie day. This is the perfect way to
have fun with your child on a snow day when you don’t really feel up to doing much. Introduce your kids to your favorite movie as a kid, or let them pick out their favorite movie to watch!
3. Build a blanket fort with your child and climb inside! Snag some Christmas lights to brighten it up. Take up the entire room using couch cushions. Climb on in with your child and play pretend going on a wild adventure in a glowing cave, or search a pyramid for hidden treasure!
4. Play campfire inside! If you have a fireplace light a fire. If not, make a pretend fire out of paper towel rolls and construction paper! Grab some of your favorite board games and play by the “camp fire!” Stay toasty warm
inside! Have games with missing pieces? Use the spare parts to create your own game with your own rules. This is a fun way to keep kids busy as they come up with ideas and rules for their game.
5. Pull out the art supplies and get creative. Art is a great way to have fun with your child on a snow day. If you need a little inspiration check out Pinterest for some fun art projects or keep it simple by making some paper snowflakes on a snowy day. Check out some of our indoor kids activities ideas here!
What are your favorite snow day activities?