A snowy weekend lies ahead. Instead of our usual Weekend Events post, I’m sharing 10 fun ideas to keep your kids entertained.
10 Snow Day Activities for Kids
- Play in the Snow – This is the obvious first choice for fun on a snow day: just embrace the weather! Try sledding, a snowball fight, building an igloo or making a snowman (or a family of snow people). You can also add a new twist to playing in the snow with a Snow Volcano. This is a favorite science experiment at our house. Just make sure to wear dark snow clothes that you don’t mind staining. (The food coloring doesn’t always wash out.)
- Get Moving and Grooving with Musician, MaryBeth Maes! Everyone is welcome to sing, dance, and join the fun. New music classes drop regularly on Facebook page and can be accessed from local library pages (like the Beverly Public Library). This program is funded by the CFCE of the North Shore from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.
- Movie Day – Fans of the Ice Age movies will be excited to learn that a new movie in the series, The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild drops this weekend. Start streaming on Disney+ on 1/28/22.
- Make a Sensory Bin – Use what you have on hand: oatmeal, rice, birdseed (even snow), then add a few tools (spoons, spatulas, cups, sifters, etc). My son also loves adding plastic animals or dinosaur toys to his bins for hours of creative play. Find more sensory play tips from Ipswich mom, Danielle Ford, in this post.
- Make a Fancy Food Board – Get out your largest cheese or cutting board and top it with a fun mix of food. Get inspired by our Top-Your-Own Oatmeal Board, S’mores Board, Dessert Board or Football Board.
- Go on a Scavenger Hunt – Pinterest is full of Snow Day Scavenger Hunt ideas and free printables. Or if you have older kids, have everyone think up a few ideas for your own list.
- Break out the Cards or Board Games – Cards are a great way for kids to practice math skills without them realizing it, and nothing brings families together faster than a board game.
- Try a Winter Craft – Check out this post with Winter Crafts & Recipes to Beat Boredom.
- Cardboard Box Crafts for Kids – Got some Amazon boxes lying around? Create something fun out of them! Get inspired by this post from Happy Toddler Playtime.
- Popsicle Bath – I’ve always loved the advice: if you’re having a bad day, just add water. One of my favorite bloggers, Busy Toddler, frequently posts about popsicle baths on Instagram (and you can read the very basic instructions on her blog too). If you have some little ones with cabin fever, this is the way to go!
Happy snow day!