Snowpocalypse Part II is upon us Eugene! Here are some tips for managing the snow day from a creative mom:
Stay in your PJ’s all day.
Build a fort of old boxes & sofa cushions.
Build a tent with a sheet.
Watch old musicals like Singing In the Rain.
Have an indoor picnic.
Make snow “ice cream”.
Make maple syrup/honey snow cones!
Bring a baby pool inside with snow to play and make snow castles.
Curl up on the couch with a hot cup of tea (or hot chocolate) and read a good book. Or two. Or three.
Write letters to anyone from Grandma to your congressman.
Play board games. Maybe have a tournament.
Play card games.
Do “Snow Art”-use small snowballs as paintbrushes with watercolors. Note-a trash bag under the paper saves you a lot on cleanup!
Play video or computer games.
Feed birds by stringing popcorn to hang on a tree or making a pine cone birdfeeder.
Make paper mache bowls. (note-this tutorial uses a pumpkin instead of a balloon. You can use the same cling wrap technique on another bowl instead)
Let the kids choose the dinner menu and have them help you cook.
Have a pretend fashion shoot.
Make melted crayon art or new crayons from some old ones.
Have a snowball fight.
Make a snowman.
Make snow angels.
Go snowshoeing or cross country skiing.
Build a snow fort.
Go sledding. No sled, no worries! Go cardboard sledding.
Play some snow games.