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Ideas for Snow Day Fun

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It’s a snow day! What can you do to keep your kids busy and happy—and not go stir-crazy yourself?

  • Write a story together. Look through old magazines to find a picture such as a person climbing a mountain, a kid playing basketball, or a baby surrounded in a mess. Tear out the picture, and use the scene for a “story starter.”
  • Get creative. Let our Creator Space Series get you started!
  • So many times we ask our kids to write a story, then illustrate the story (in that order). Try the activity in reverse. Ask your child to illustrate a snow/winter scene, THEN write a story about it.
  • Create a timeline. Ask your child to recall 5-8 major events in their life, then use a strip of paper to create a timeline with points in chronological order. Add illustrations or photographs to each life event.
  • Play card games
  • Read books together then try acting them out as a play. 
  • Try out a simple science experiment.
  • Create an indoor obstacle course. 
  • Make a special dinner together or breakfast for dinner instead.
  • Have an indoor picnic. Put tablecloth on the living room floor and dine together.
  • Make a snowman. And share your creation on social media using the #okcfamilyfun.
  • Not enough snow near you? Make a human snowman. Use toilet paper to wrap them up and add a hat, scarves, and gloves. (Be sure to post those photos too.)
  • Rent a movie and make it special with popcorn and other special snacks.
  • Get your game on.  Play Tic Tac Toe, board games, Dominos, etc.
  • Play with bubbles. Fill the sink up with a little water and a ton of soap. Use dish soap or bubble bath. Let kids form objects out of the bubbles.
  • Draw portraits of each other. To make it more fun, do it blindfolded.
  • Make up a story together. You can start it and then ask the kids what happens next. After your done, type it up, print it and add pictures.

Looking for more ideas for family fun at home? Check out these inspiring ideas for no-TV activities and even more ways to beat cabin fever.


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