8 Fun Snow Day Activities for Kids
Keep this snow day fun (and stress-free!) with entertaining activities for the whole family.
The announcement comes at sunrise. Snow's still falling, roads are slick, and school is canceled. Instead of spending the day monitoring TV time, try a few of our snow day activities to keep kids happy and busy. A snow day can be as fun as you make it—even for busy parents! We've put together a blizzard's worth of snow day activities for kids of all ages.
Save yourself the fear of playing catch indoors by using paper instead! Set up a basketball-style game with a tall basket (laundry baskets work well for young kids) and give each child a set of crumpled up paper “balls.” See how many baskets they can make in five minutes!
Skip the screen time and gather round the table for an old fashioned game of dominos or tic-tac-toe. Create a few handmade games and you'll have a DIY activity that lasts long after the snow melts.
Related: Host a Family Game Night
Pull out all the stops with your kids and make DIY slime! You can start with our classic green slime recipe or experiment with rainbow slime, unicorn fluffy slime, or galaxy glitter slime! Each slime recipe calls for just a few household ingredients.
Off to the Races
Let the kids get a little competitive with pom-pom races. All you have to do is tape a finish line across the table, give each child (or team) a pom-pom and a straw, and see who can blow their pom-pom across the finish line first!
Make Rainbow Foam
No gray skies here! Bring a little sunshine inside with rainbow foam. To make the rainbow foam, mix 2 tablespoons clear dish detergent, 1 tablespoon nontoxic tempera paint, and 1/4 cup water in a bowl. Use an electric mixer to blend the ingredients for 2 minutes until stiff peaks form.
Upcycling, that is! Turn extra baking cups and craft materials into a fun dress-up mask with our simple frog mask how-to. Using regular sized baking cups and cardstock, you can make a goofy, googly-eyed frog mask. If you don’t have colored baking cups, have the kids color them with markers.
Grilled cheese—with or without tomato soup—is practically a no-brainer, but fancy it up and make it an event. Choose one of our favorite grilled cheese recipes, or create a build-your-own-grilled cheese bar. Put out bread (whatever slices you have on hand) and grated ends of cheese from the fridge (mozzarella, Parmesan, that bit of Gouda you didn’t know what to do with). Add pots of jam, caramelized onions, tomato slices, bacon, pickles, apples, and even dried fruit.
Make Snowman Snacks
If the weather isn’t cooperating outside to make a snowman, make one for snack time! These easy snowman treats can be made with marshmallows, pretzel sticks, a little melted chocolate, and some candy pieces or sprinkles.