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Nothing is more peaceful than sitting warm and cozy in your home and watching the snow gently fall to the ground. However, that calming activity isn’t going to keep your kids busy for long on a snowy day. If it’s too stormy to play out in the snow, parents will be tasked with creating fun and exciting family activities to keep everyone occupied.
Snow days are a great opportunity to spend quality time together as a family. While it’s easy to throw on the TV and let the kids spend the day in front of their favorite shows, it’s important to take advantage of the opportunity to do something fun together.
Whether your older kids want to create a character template for the lead character in a new living room play or your smaller kids want to build an epic blanket fort, a snowy day is the best time for these kinds of adventures. Let’s look at a few fun family activities that are perfect for a snowy day.
Kids and adults can join in the fun of a Scavenger Hunt. It only takes a few minutes to make a list of fun items that you need to collect around the house. You can make it a theme hunt if you want, or find a list online to help you start the fun. Make sure you create a few prizes for the family members who collect everything on their list.
Build a Blanket Fort
Nothing says classic fun is better than building an epic blanket fort. You don’t need any skills or equipment beyond a little creativity and sheets and blankets. Building a blanket fort is always a great way to have family fun, regardless of how old your kids are. You can make your tent a small hideaway or a sprawling living room-wide castle, and it’s only up to you and the number of available blankets. You can even camp out and spend the night in your blanket fort.
If you have older kids, they will get a kick out of doing a few fun science experiments. You can buy a specialized kit or follow along with various YouTube videos that let you discover the fun of science. This is a great way to have a great time while learning about how the world of science works.
Exploring a new or family-favorite recipe in the kitchen as a family is great for kids of all ages. Your toddlers can help with simple tasks like measuring and stirring, while your older kids can handle chopping and cooking.
If the snow is flying, some used Halloween customers are likely lying around the house. Kids only get a few opportunities to play pretend with their costumes, so why not let them dress up again and have some fun? Parents can get in on the action with simple, homemade costumes to enjoy the party with the whole family.
When the weather outside is getting frightful, try some of these delightful family friendly activities.