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What do you do with your kids on a snow day? I am going stir crazy!

 
hatagaj

Asked by hatagaj at 11:10 AM on Feb. 22, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • -Look up some easy recipes online and make some fun snacks!
    -Try making home made play dough! That was always a hit in my home :)
    -Paints and craft time? The dollar store has tons of cheap easy crafts for kids.
    Adamsgirl8988

    Answer by Adamsgirl8988 at 11:35 AM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • Send em outside. My boys shovel sidewalks for most of our neighbor hood so that keeps them busy for a few hours
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 11:11 AM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • Give them spray bottles of colored water and have them go make paintings in the snow...
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 12:06 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • Make snowmen, have snowball fights, snow angels, drink hot cocoa, have a fire in the fireplace.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:13 AM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • Well given my DS is sick. I usually just bring out the paint and let them paint at the table.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 11:13 AM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • Bake lots and lots of cookies
    have them stay in the house one hr. and kick them out for an hour
    madmueller

    Answer by madmueller at 11:17 AM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • If it's too cold to go out, we do peanut butter playdough. Mix equal parts peanut butter, honey, and powdered milk. It's fun to squish around and yummy to eat.

    Or we have a beach picnic. We spread a blanket on the floor, put on shorts and sandals, and munch fruit and cut-up sandwiches.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:16 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • Yep- since all the schools are closed today, she WILL be going out to play at some point. The boys are going to shovel & we went to the video game store on Monday when we were off, so they have new games to play. :) Don't know the ages of your kids or what they like to do most, but I would make the day/weekend a combination of some chores or household projects they can help with & family time fun, like board games, Wii games, or any kind of arts/crafts you know how to do. I plan on a nap later myself! lol :p

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 11:19 AM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • All you ladies are so creative. Thank you for the suggestions!
    hatagaj

    Comment by hatagaj (original poster) at 12:17 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • My kids favorites:
    *shoveling the snow
    *kicking the snow
    *colored spray bottles
    *blowing bubbles (the bubble will freeze)
    *making tracks (with small cars)
    MrsMorrell

    Answer by MrsMorrell at 1:47 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

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