SNOW DAYS! A day to sleep in, cozy up, and relax. Or, at least they used to be! Then I had kids. Kids who LOVE to be outdoors. Kids who LOVE the snow. Kids who can NOT wait for the snow to slow down and get out there. Suddenly, my cozy calm snow days became filled with a rambunctious child with snow day excitement, and I needed to find some fun fillers before Daddy was able to get out there with them. Then the pandemic hit and those carefree Snow Days became Remote Learning Virtual Days. Now I would DOUBLY need some fun for Lincoln in the future.
Here we are, gearing up for Snow Storm Number 3 this Winter, and this time I’ve come up with some fun activities ahead of time so I can be ready when he starts, “Play in the snow? Play in the snow? Play in the snow?” The great thing about these activities is that they double for fun at home AND fun during the inevitable indoor recess that often follows snow storms. Look below and pin the activities to save for later when you’re in need for some winter indoor fun!
This is a fan favorite in this house! All you need are a pair of socks and a non-carpeted floor and you’re set. Put on some fun music and slide away. We even got some number cards out to rate the spins and performances. Naturally, Lincoln got all 10s!
Hot Cocoa Bar
Hot Cocoa Bars are a must for post Snow Play! This is perfect for after recess or a classroom celebration (more on that in a future blog post). You can put out whatever floats your boat. Some staples would include:
- chocolate chips
- shaved coconut
- chocolate syrup
- whipped cream
- strawberries for mug garnish
It’s a great way to wind down after a day of fun (or calm down when you just can’t get out into the snow quite yet).
Fauxman Building Contest
Move over snowmen, a new man is in town! Introducing the Fauxman! Use anything around your home or classroom to build your own snowman. I recommend starting with controlled materials. Then after a few times with provided materials, expand to choosing your own!
Some great materials for Fauxmen include:
- cotton balls
- play dough
- shredded carrots
- chocolate chips
- pipe cleaners
- pretzel sticks
- donut holes
- mini donuts
- building blocks
- and more!
Awards can be given out for “Most Creative,” “Most Edible,” “Tastiest,” “Silliest,” “Tallest,” “Most Accessories,” and “Most Colorful.”
Tell me, what do you do indoors to keep the fun and excitement of a snow day? How do you bring the magic when indoor recess is required? Drop me a comment below to start the conversation!