I miss the snow in winter…just a little bit. The magical crystals of white blanketing our yard always looked peaceful and beautiful. We have not lived in an area where snow falls-and sticks-for over 3 years now, so our snow day fun has to be a little more winter activity-inspired. 🙂
Snow days bring a break from the routine, a mini vacation for fun and enjoying the weather (or hot cocoa) together. If you have snow outside in the winter or not, this list of snow day fun activities will keep the kids engaged and learning when they are warming up indoors.
Snow Day Fun Activities
Cotton Ball Activities
Cotton ball crafts give that pretend snow feel to kids while not causing a puddle of mess to accumulate on the floor. Whether you have a preschooler or a child in elementary grades, using cotton balls for math, or crafting a snowy scene with cotton balls, adds some math and art to your snow day fun.
Older infants and toddlers can join in with their own cotton ball sensory activity. Work those fine motor skills with the mini snowballs.
A DIY felt board is a regular activity in our house. There are so many ways you can use this space in the kitchen to keep kids occupied and learning. A simple shape matching game, or winter animal cutouts, will add some fun storytelling and fine motor play into your snow day fun.
Save some extra felt to make these really simple homemade bean bags. A bean bag toss game (using a cardboard box or laundry basket) is a great way to channel your child’s energy on a day that requires a lot of time indoors-like a snow day!
Snow and Ice Indoors
If making your own bean bags is just a little too crafty for you, try this incredibly easy way to have a snowball toss inside. No melting snow! This one requires only one supply to make. It is a great one item activity to make creative play super simple.
Now for the ice part of this snow day play! Have you heard of the kids’ game Don’t Break the Ice? We some how ended up with two sets at one point. I turned one game into a number learning activity. If your child is too young for numbers, try shapes.
Make your own sparkly foil snowflake craft for kids. Preschoolers are at a good age to begin learning cutting skills. This snowflake craft will encourage art exploration and science discussion too. So much fun for a snow day at home.
Hands-On Activity Boxes
If a quick reach into the closet to grab a prepared box of hands-on activities is right up your alley, try M is for Monster. This pre-packaged set of activities is perfect for a snow day at home! My kids love them because they focus on a learning theme and incorporate all the learning styles.
You can even save 20% off your first order of M is for Monster Preschool in a Box activities by using code: SAHMSG.