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Home: My Top Three Snow Day Activities

Are you Team Yay or Team Nay when it comes to snow days? We’re Team Yay around here, which shouldn’t be a surprise since we’re the biggest bunch of homebodies ever. It’s also not lost on me that I have the luxury of being a SAHM, which makes these days much easier to manage.

We’re on day three of the 2019 snowpocalypse and a lot of us are going stir-crazy. To help alleviate things a bit, here are my top three snow day activities:

Homemade Playdough

Honestly, this is my go-to for any dire “I’m bored” situation. It buys me at least an hour, if not more. There are lots of recipes out there, but this one is my fave. It makes about two grapefruit-size balls of dough. The recipe calls for food coloring, but I like to use Kool-Aid. It’s gotten to the point that we keep a whole kit handy so we can whip up a batch when the going gets tough.

To buy yourself an extra hour, add these fun accessories from around the house:

  • Plastic knives
  • Straws
  • Cookie cutters
  • A rolling pin
  • And if you’re brave, glitter.

Art for Kids Hub on YouTube

This is a good one, friends. My kids love it. Make it extra-special by taking a few minutes to set up a station for them – set up your laptop, put out paper and markers, a fun snack and drink, then call the kids in. A little effort goes a long way. And you’ll get some fun art out of it!

Friendship Bracelets

No secret sauce here, friends. Whip out whatever you have on hand, find a tutorial on YouTube, and let them go at it. Better yet, show them some of your skills.

Click here for a good tutorial for an easy, beginners bracelet.

(Guys, I have to do my diligence here and say, please monitor your kids while they’re on YouTube. We know there’s some not-okay stuff that can pop up on there.)

Other fun ideas:

  • Tape-off hopscotch on the floor.
  • Build an obstacle course with furniture cushions, sheets, and twine.
  • And of course the classics – hot chocolate, baking, forts.

Other not-fun, practical ideas:

  • Write thank you notes or letters.
  • Memorize your phone number(s) and address.
  • Match socks.
  • Rearrange bedroom furniture (hey, sometimes this is fun!)
  • Deep clean school backpacks, lunchboxes, outerwear.

There you have it, friends. I hope this helps you get through the day!



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