With the record snowfall amounts in many cities across the country, many families have ended up stuck inside the house waiting for the snow storms to pass through. When a huge blizzard or winter storm passes through, it’s easy to go stir-crazy being cooped up indoors.
Here are 10 things to do on a snowy day without having to leave the property:
- Get an early start on upcoming birthday or holiday cards. Valentine’s Day has already passed, but you can make notes and cards for Saint Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Grandma’s 76th, Administrative Professionals’ Day, and so on…
- Create snow art. Sure you can build a snowman and make snow angels, but why not do something new? This activity is especially kid friendly: fill empty spray bottles with food coloring and water, allowing the kids to use snow as their canvas.
- Put your chef’s hat on. No matter what you make, whether it’s cookies or brownies or even a pot of homemade soup, the warm, fresh aromas will fill the house, keeping smiles on everyone’s faces.
- Board games. Bored? Games like Monopoly, Life, Risk and chess can help with that.
- Fashion shoot. Play dress up with old Halloween costumes, take photos, crank up the dance music and have fun on the runway/hallway.
- Story time. Get cozy on the couch, by the fireplace if you’ve got one, and read to your kids.
- Smartphone and tablet games. Check iTunes for free apps for your iPhone or iPad, or try Google Play for fun stuff to play on your Android mobile devices.
- Redecorate. Set the kids on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a movie, and get to work on changing up your living room curtains or rearranging your dining room place settings. Finally create the Feng Shui home or room that you’ve always wanted.
- Arts and crafts. Besides cards, you could make a bird-feeder (add peanut butter and seeds to any pine cone), paint a masterpiece, make your own Play-Dough.
- Clean the house. Putting away all those empty boxes, un-played-with-toys, and dirty laundry will invigorate you and (if you’re lucky) exhaust the little ones to go down for nap time.
Which ever activity or set of activities you choose to pass the time, we hope you find ways to enjoy the 2015 snow days with your family!