Snow days are a kid’s dream. They’re also a parent’s nightmare 😉 It’s an amazing experience to watch kids grow, play, and learn, but it’s painful trying to keep them entertained for hours. Here are 23 great snow day activities (courtesy of Pinterest, Buzzfeed, and dozens of crafty people) that will help you be creative when your kids go stir-crazy.
Potato Heads in the Snow are a fun spin on a
traditional toy 🙂
Fireworks in a Jar aren’t just for 4th of July.
Here’s a Mitten Matching Game for Toddlers.
Have your kids make their own
Balloon Rockets. Set them up side by side
for a race.
Make Soap Clouds!
Snow Painting makes for a warm way to
play with snow without going outside!
Sticky Spider Web Activity – painters tape and
crumpled up newspaper makes for easy set
up and tear down.
Make an Indoor Hopscotch Course to get out some
of those winter-day jitters.
Have a Paper Airplane Contest. This Mom even
even had an entire birthday party dedicated to paper
airplanes, which is a perfect theme for being stuck
indoors this winter.
Make a Sensory Snowman for the kiddos who just
need to take a little break and slow down.
Tape a Paper Airplane Landing Strip on the floor.
Make a Pool Noodle Marble Race Track.
Transform a milk jug into a Storm Trooper Helmet.
Make your own Mini Ice Hockey Rink!
Go Indoor Camping. Your kids can even help
make the “campfire”.
Set up a “Mission Impossible” Laser Course.
Pencil erasers + a marble = Homemade Bowling.
All it takes is some shaving cream and corn starch,
and you have Foam Dough!
Make Snow Ice Cream.
Wet Glue and Food Coloring on leftover lids (like
a cottage cheese container) makes for a cute art project.
Make a Sugar Writing Tray to practice spelling
in a fun way.
Keep it simple with Balloon & Paper Plate Ping Pong.
Try these out, see what’s a great idea and what’s not, and let us know in the comments.