If there is a child living in your home, you likely have found there is a delicate balance between time spent together and time spent apart. We all love our children completely and without hesitation, yet time apart is often just as important as time together.
As snow day season is upon us, schools are delaying, postponing, and canceling some of that precious time we have away from our children… ehhh. I mean very important educational classroom time.
To assist in helping you prepare, here are a few items I suggest you keep on hand to make sure children are engaged in activities in case of a snow day.
- Outdoor play supplies: Just because the kiddos cannot go to school doesn’t mean they can’t play outside (of course, make sure the wind and air temp is appropriate for outdoor play!). However if able, it is great to let the kids run, slide, roll, and just be outside.
- Mini snow person maker! We LOVE this. Our 4 year old can pack snow in this and make a ton of snow people all over the yard. Keeps her busy, and who doesn’t love to make snow people?! I also found there are additional shapes you can grab if you need more variety, or have more than one kid!
- Snow shovels! They can clean off the driveway AND have fun!
- Craft supplies! Glue, washi tape, scissors, various colors of paper, felt, paint, crayons, pipe cleaners and google eyes… you name it, kids love it. Now, clean up on the other hand… good luck 🙂
- My 4 year old has recently found a love for Perler beads. Remember those? Now and then, you might find me joining her in making super fun creations!
- Blanket Fort Supplies! Everyone LOVES a good blanket fort. Grab a few large blankets, toss over a card table (or 3) or large cardboard boxes. Add in a few clothes pins and camping lights for good measure!
- Books! Mazes, word puzzles, shine – a – light (perfect for inside the blanket fort!), sticker books, coloring books, books about unicorns, dragons, and fairies. Non – fiction, chapter books, and brand new books you have never heard of before!
- Snacks! After all the playing, playing games, and placing stickers all over the house, they will definitely need a bite to eat. Grab some favorites: Popcorn, cheese sticks, yogurt, fruit, veggies, and crackers.
Looking for more fun activities? Check out this 25 Activities of December list for additional ideas! Would also love to hear your ideas too! Hop over to our community page to post about what activities your kid loves doing on a snow day!