When the news announces school closures due to an upcoming snowstorm, you know it is time to start planning for your household.
You do not want to wait until your roof snow load calculator reads over a foot to figure out what the day’s plans are. Instead, think ahead about fun ways to embrace the cold weather and make the most of the extra time that everyone will have on their hands. If you are not sure what to do, try one of these ideas.
- Make Snow Cones
One of the most traditional yet still most fun snow activities to try is making snow cones. Kids and adults of all ages can appreciate doing this. Scoop up some clean snow into a container, and then add lemon juice, sugar and food dye to make delicious, sweet and colorful treats. Snow ice cream is also an option to consider.
- Build a Cozy Indoor Campsite
If you want to build a cozy indoor campsite for you and your younger children to enjoy, all you need to do is throw together blankets, sheets, pillows and couch cushions around some dining chairs. Add a couple of books and toys and you are all set. If you can, position the indoor campsite near a window so you can watch the snow fall outside and pretend you are somewhere in a forest.
- Spray Paint Snow
To take the fun back outside, you can also make an exciting snow day activity out of spray painting the snow. To bring this artistic idea to life in your backyard, fill spray bottles with water and food coloring. Then, take the bottles outside and use the snow as a giant outdoor canvas. Painting this way also works effectively for snowman decorating.
Snow days offer the perfect opportunity for trying new fun ideas. Let this list be your inspiration for the next time the forecast predicts a snowstorm.