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Fun Activities For Kids To Do On Snow Days

I have two kids in school and I know we are bound to have a few snow days this year. With snow days on the horizon, I am excited to have a few activities for my kids to do on those days. Snow days don’t have to be boring and you don’t have to pull out your hair wondering what your kids will be doing the entire day.

Build a fort

No matter what ages your kids are, building a fort is super fun. I’m ‘up there’ in age and I still enjoy building forts. There is just something about putting those blankets over the kitchen table and feeling like your childhood is standing still. Of course, kids can also go outside and build a snow fort. The good thing about inside forts is that everyone stays warm.

Movie day

One of the most perfect activities for kids to do on Snow Days is watch movies. My kid and I love to curl up and watch movies together. It is crazy how a simple movie can make all of the difference in the world. When I was a kid, watching movies on a snow day was always a given.  Since you have the whole day to watch movies, the kids can take turns picking out which movies will be watched.

Art Day

Kids love having freedom of expression. Which is why having an art day when the schools are closed is a good idea. Get out the paper and crayons and go to town. The best thing about art days is that they are cheap and do not need to cost a lot of money. Plus, you can display art work throughout the house and have a great reminder of how you spent your snow day together.

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Have an indoor picnic

Everyone talks of having picnics outside, but what about inside? When it’s snowing outside, lay out a blanket and have a picnic indoors. Your kids will love the change of pace and being able to enjoy their meal this way. Plus, it is an easy cleanup for mom. All you have to do is pick up the blanket and shake it out over the trash can. The kids can even help with determining what will be served at this indoor picnic.

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Set up an obstacle course

Another fun activity to do with the kids on a snow day is to set up an obstacle course. You don’t have to make it complicated. Have the kids run around the house, up the stairs, and bounce off of a few pillows. Obstacles courses are meant to be fun, so make it fun!

What fun activities do you have planned for the kids to do on snow days? I would love to hear your ideas. Snow days go down in your child’s memories as a day of fun. What are you going to do to make it fun for kids?



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Jess Weaver
Jess Weaver is a work at home mom and wife. She's been married to Ryan for nearly 8 blissful years. She has three adorable and rowdy sons. Benjamin- 6, Isaac- 4, and Josiah-2 and a baby girl on the way! If you would like to contact Jess you can do so by clicking the contact me button on her website www.jessleewrites.com
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