Friday, January 25, 2013

Indoor Fun on a Snow Day {or a Rainy Day}

Snow days are my favorite!  I love having the kids home for the day, spending the majority of the day in our pajamas, and having fun!  We love playing outside in the snow, but when the temperatures are so cold we tend to come inside to warm up and have fun.  I've come up with a list of fun things you can do with the kids on a Snow day (or a rainy day...or ANY day!).  

  • Read books!  Do your children take AR tests at school?  A snow day is a good time to squeeze in a bit of extra reading as a family.  
  • Make your own playdough!  This can provide HOURS of fun!  Here are my instructions on how to make playdough at this link.
  • Play dress-up, even if it means raiding Mommy & Daddy's closet for things to wear.
  • Make a Hot Chocolate bar
  • Do some baking.  There's nothing better than a fresh-baked muffin or cookie to go with your hot chocolate on a snowy or rainy day!  Here's a few of my favorite recipes for baking.
  • Make a cool snowperson craft
  • Work on a puzzle
  • Make Alphabet books with the kids, this is such a fun project.
  • Have a movie party...pick out a family favorite, pop some corn and watch a movie in your pj's.  Or make it an even bigger event like we did for our Harry Potter party last year.
  • Play games!  So far today we've had Cootie Bugs, Battleship and Monopoly Jr. going on.
  • Do any sort of craft (I keep a box of winter crafts in the basement for snowy days - comprised of items I purchased on Oriental Trading or picked up at the Dollar Tree)
 How do you spend your snow days?

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