Need ideas for what to do with kids on a snow day? Try some of these!
What to do with Kids on a Snow Day
My goal is to make Snow Days memorable for my kids. I want them to love snow days – not just because they got to have a day off of school – but because snow days are days we get to do extra special things together!
Recently, our kids had five snow days in a row. Will there be more? It’s likely. We live in Nebraska, after all. I found that after the second snow day I had to start becoming more creative. Here are the best ideas we enjoyed:
Make Snowman Pancakes.
I try to keep some inexpensive craft kits on hand from Hobby Lobby or Delight Design for times like this.
Make Snowflake Quesadillas.
Put together puzzles.
Draw a Snowman Face on a clear plastic cup.
I filled our kids’ cups with Warm Vanilla Soother. The kids were so excited when they came into the kitchen for breakfast.
Act out stories.
Bonus points if the kids take time to put on dress up clothes.
Do some baking.
Make cards for people.
Watch “How to Draw” YouTube videos.
Our kids had a great time following step-by-step instructions and learning to draw things like flamingos, minions, a dinosaur, a boat, and even Snoopy.
Learn to cook.
I taught my 5, 8, and 10-year-olds how to make Pizza Chicken Bake.
Make Snow Ice Cream.
Have a Dance Party.
We found a lot of snow-themed Dance Party songs on YouTube to get our kids moving to music.
If you do it right, cleaning can be fun.
Have a fun “home school” day.
By our fifth snow day I felt like our kids needed more structure and some more focused learning time. I pulled out some of our old homeschool books and put together packets for our 5, 8, and 10-year-olds to work on. They LOVED this.
Here are more ideas for what to do with kids on a Snow Day
- Make one or two of these hot drinks
- Read Books
- Make Pizza
- Make Hot Cocoa Oatmeal
- Build a snowman
- Have a Picnic in the living room
- Make Popcorn and watch a movie
- Dig out a toy you’ve had tucked away (we just pulled out our basketball hoop and suddenly it feels like a “new toy”)
- Make Hot Chocolate Mix, then bundle up and deliver it to neighbors
- Fold up pairs of socks together into balls and have an indoor “Snowball Fight”
- If your Snow Day is before Valentine’s Day, get ahead and make Valentines and Valentine Boxes for school
- Build a Fort
- Call or Facetime grandparents or people who might need some cheering up
- Make a video
What are your best ideas to make the most of a Snow Day?