7 Unique and FUN Ways for You to Spend Your Next Snow Day

I still remember how great it was as a kid to hear over the radio that school was cancelled. Now, with my own kids in school and a teacher husband, I moonlight as a meteorologist monitoring the radar to predict our chances. When that “school closed” text comes, we take full advantage of a midweek day off together with these fun activities.

1.) Plush Snowball Fight

Find a use for the six dozen plush animals you have laying in every corner of the house–and use them as ammo in an indoor snowball fight! Set up sides and create bases, divvy up the animals, and then watch them fly. (Remember to remove any toys with hard plastic parts.)

2.) Epic Blanket Fort

Pull out all the blankets and pillows to make a huge fort. Grab flashlights and books for a cozy and fun reading time.

3.) Snow Art

Fill a spray bottle with water, and add a few drops of food coloring. Spray the snow to create works of art. Mix up several bottles of different colors and learn how red and blue blend to make purple!

4.) Obstacle Course

Set up an obstacle course in the house and award prizes to the quickest time and the best sportsman.

5.) Host a Tea Party

Invite your neighbors or play pretend with stuff animals and set up a British style tea party for the afternoon. Dress up with hats and gloves and bonus points if you make scones beforehand.

6.) Hot Chocolate Stand

Since all the other neighborhood kids are off of school making snowmen, it’s a great time to make some sales! Bake some cookies for extra profits.

7.) Make Snow Ice Cream

Collect 8 cups of (fresh!) snow in a large bowl. Add a can (14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix to combine. Add toppings and serve immediately.

By |2018-12-03T09:12:02+00:00January 7th, 2015|Categories: General, SEASONAL, Winter|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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April H
April is a stay-at-home-working-mom hybrid who balances her time between managing a household and using her editor brain to find all the typos in her friends’ emails. In her occasional free time she enjoys reading, quilting, antiquing and photography. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and three children.


  1. Theresa Van Wingen via Facebook January 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm - Reply

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