When it snows, somehow kids know in advance. Is it because they toss ice cubes in the toilet and hope for snow or do they have a kids instinct and they just know? Below are some fun and creative ideas that your child can do on a snow day, and most importantly, all of them are free! So, let’s gear up, bundle up and have some fun in the snow!
Unleash your inner Michelangelo with snow sculpting
Get ready to channel your inner Michelangelo and create a wintery masterpiece. With a little bit of snow and some creativity, the possibilities are endless. Make a snow family, build a snow castle, or a snow monster, the choice is yours. Use items found in nature like sticks, acorns, and pebbles to give your creations a unique personality. Decorate your sculptures with buttons, ribbons, and scarves to give them a pop of color. Be sure to take your time and plan out your creation, measure twice and sculpt once. And don’t forget to snap a picture to show off your wintery creations to the world. Share it on social media, or even make it a contest among friends and family. This activity is not only fun but also a good opportunity to be creative, use your imagination and see what you can come up with.
The ultimate snowball battle is about to begin!
Gather your comrades, strategize, and stock up on snowballs. It’s time for an epic snowball battle! Divide into teams, find the perfect battlefield, and get ready for the ultimate winter battle. Remember to keep safety in mind, make sure to have enough space, and to watch out for obstacles that may cause accidents. Take turns throwing and ducking, and make sure to make it fair for everyone. Also, make sure to take breaks to warm up with a hot cup of cocoa or a warm apple cider. May the best team win, but remember it’s all in good fun! And why not make it more fun by creating a rule set, like only hitting opponents below the waist, or giving bonus points for creative throws. This will add more fun and excitement to the game. Now might be a time to make a snow wall or fort to hide behind. The options are endless!
Hit the slopes in style
Get your sleds and tubes ready, the slope is calling! Whether you’re a pro or a first-timer, there’s no better way to spend a snow day than by careening down a hill. Make sure to bundle up, safety first! And don’t forget to make it a competition, see who can make it down the hill the fastest and make it a game out of it. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try hitting the slope at night with some hot cocoa and some friends, it’s an experience you’ll never forget! And why not make it more fun by setting up a mini-course, with obstacles, gates and even a finish line. This will make the activity more challenging and fun for everyone.
Make a snow angel army!
Are you ready to become a snow angel making pro? Get ready to lie down in the snow and move your arms and legs to make angel shapes. Make it a competition, see who can make the most angels and create a snow angel army. Not only is this activity fun but it’s also a great workout. And don’t forget to snap a picture of your angelic creations to show off to the world. But why stop there? take it to the next level and make a themed snow angel army. For example, you could make a snow angel army of superheroes, or animals, or even holiday characters. This will add more fun and excitement to the activity.
Winter Picnic, Let’s Go!
Pack a blanket, sandwiches, snacks and hot cocoa and head out to have an unforgettable winter picnic. Find a secluded spot in the snow and set up camp. Enjoy the winter scenery, the peacefulness and make it a game. See who can spot the most animal tracks, or have a snowflake catching contest. And if you’re feeling adventurous, make some snow ice cream by mixing snow with sugar, vanilla, and milk. It’s a winter delicacy that everyone should try at least once.
But don’t stop there, why not make it a themed picnic? For example, you could have a Harry Potter themed picnic where you serve Butterbeer instead of hot cocoa, or a Narnia themed picnic where you have hot cocoa in a lantern. This will add more fun and excitement to the activity, and make it more memorable. And why not make a scavenger hunt, where you have to find certain items like acorns, pinecones, or even a rabbit footprint. This will add an extra layer of fun and adventure to the picnic. And don’t forget to bundle up, and take necessary precautions to avoid frostbite or hypothermia. With a little bit of planning and creativity, a winter picnic can be a magical and fun experience for all.
These will be memories that will last forever. If you live in an area that gets lots of snow, you have all winter to plan your snow day. Be safe and have fun!