Snow Day Fun!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful! Winter has officially arrived! With it, comes frigid temperatures and {for many} snow. My kids enjoy playing in the snow, but after a while it just gets too cold. After days of snow on the ground, they aren’t begging to go outside and play anymore. They start to get tired of being cooped up in the house, and they are looking for new things to do. I begin to hear “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” What’s a mom to do?

Snuggle up with a good book

We like to turn on the fireplace, grab some cozy blankets, and snuggle up with a good book. Sometimes, I read aloud to the kids. Other times, we each grab or favorite books and read silently. We have a few favorites that we pull out each winter. Some, we just grab off the shelf at the library, because it looks good.

Some of our favorite winter-time books include:

  • Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
  • The Hat by Jan Brett
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett
  • Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwood
  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  • Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos

Learn a new craft

I am spending some time this winter teaching Emma to crochet. She got some crochet hooks and yarn for Christmas. She got a kit, as well, to learn to crochet granny squares. She already enjoys finger-knitting, and I thought these cold winter days would be perfect for learning a new skill.

Some other ideas could include:

Watch a winter movie

We love Happy Feet! Emma is obsessed with penguins and tapping so this is the perfect combination for her!

You could also watch:

  • Ice Age
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  • Jack Frost
  • Little Women
  • March of the Penguins

Play games and cards

We got Sorry and Uno for Christmas. We also got a few new puzzles. Those are great for killing time on a snowy day.

Play in the snow, of course!

My daughter loves to jump on the snow covered trampoline. It’s the first thing she does on a snow day. Next time it snows, we are going to try making Maple Syrup Snow Candy like they did in the Little House books. We’re also going to try freezing bubbles.

We also enjoy:

  • Making snow ice cream
  • Making snow angels
  • Building snowmen
  • Sledding

Whatever you do, enjoy the moment. Make memories. Snap a picture or two. Just have fun!

Tara Mitchell is a wife and mom to three beautiful children ages 20, 15, and 10. She enjoys reading, cooking/baking, and crafting.

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