This winter isn't panning out like last winter, at least here on the East Coast. Last year, by now, the kids already had 5 snow days. This year, we had zilch--none. That's not to say the snow isn't coming, who knows what February will bring, which is why it's smart to stock up on essential snow day treats, now.
Snow days are a great excuse to get some family time in. When you're looking for things for them to do, think of things the whole family would enjoy. A board game is always fun, get one age appropriate for everyone. (Some would say a new video game the whole family could play is cooler, but I'm a bit old-fashioned when it comes to family time.) Also, you can stock up on a new DVD. After snowball fights, sledding, and snowmen, it's nice to get cozy with some blankets, pillows, and a big bowl of popcorn, and watch a movie.
Tap into their creative sides, too. Come up with a fun project, like making snowflakes, a wintry scene with paints, or 3D snowmen. (See more winter craft projects, here.)
End the day with some yummy cold weather treats, like hot soup, mac and cheese, or have something simmering in the crockpot, like a hearty stew or flavorful pulled pork. Now, let it snow!
What's a typical snow day like for you?
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside