When it’s too cold to go outside and play in the snow, go sledding or outdoor skating, stay bundled up inside the house with the kids. Indoor activities for kids, of course!

A snow day is the perfect time to try a new craft or do fun indoor activities with your kids. It’s always a good idea to have a plastic bin full of arts and craft materials, ie. cardboard boxes, empty egg containers, paper towel rolls, paints, brushes, paper, etc.

When the kids are bored, bust out this list of 30 Things to Do on a Snow Day to keep your kids busy!

30 Things to Do on a Snow Day

  1. Make play dough and create a snow scene together.
  2. Set up a mini stick tournament (hockey, not sticks!)
  3. Make a snow globe or snow scene with mason jars and fake snow (you can buy at the craft supplies store).
  4. Dim the lights, put on some fun music and have a dance party.
  5. Using white paper, design and then cut out snowflakes and hang them from the ceiling.
  6. Take old cardboard boxes, cut out masks and have the kids colour, paint and embellish them. Then,
  7. Dress up in your best or silliest outfits and take pictures.
  8. Create a photo book online together, choosing the best family photos.
  9. Go through old magazines, cut and paste pictures to create a collage of your favourite things.
  10. Have the kids go through their toys and find items to donate.
  11. Play board games, charades, hide and seek and I Spy.
  12. Make a snowman on construction paper using cotton balls.
  13. Build a fort or tent out of blankets. Turn off all the lights and tell stories.
  14. Snuggle up and read books together.
  15. Put on a yoga DVD (or find on YouTube) and do yoga together.
  16. Draw portraits of each other.
  17. Play video games together – Super Mario is a classic!
  18. Let your kids paint your nails, do your makeup and hair; take turns.
  19. Watch old baby videos and keep the tissues handy.
  20. Look through old photo albums and baby photos.
  21. Have the kids draw pictures or write letters to a family member or friend and mail them out.
  22. Create email addresses for your kids and send them an email; let them read their first email from you.
  23. Make snow cones with the snow from outside.
  24. Bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies together.
  25. Set up an indoor scavenger hunt.
  26. Create a scrapbook for each child; have them decorate the cover and add the content.
  27. Put on your pajamas, make popcorn and watch a movie.
  28. Paint a large picture together on the floor. If you don’t have roll paper, tape construction paper together to make a landscape painting.
  29. Let the kids put on a puppet show or play for you; make sure to record it.
  30. Take a nap!


30 Things to Do on a Snow Day


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Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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