It’s the season of hot chocolate, cuddling by the fire, and of course, snow. While we love snow in our family, there are days where you just can’t seem to step outside … Then a snow day is announced. Kids jump for joy but parents everywhere consider the cabin fever and massive hair loss ahead. We’ve all been there once or twice and it’s not a day we wish to repeat ever again!
On those snow days, play art teacher by coming up with a list of fun and creative activities to help keep the kids occupied while they are cooped up inside the house. (They won’t miss a day of learning in our house!) You can prepare the ideas ahead of time and even have the kids help brainstorm. That way, next time you have a snow day they might not beg to go sledding but rather stay in to work on these artsy activities. Here are some snow day activities that will spark creativity in your children and keep them cozy, happy and busy.
1. Silly Face Stamps
These stamps are so great! Make the shapes you want, then see all the silly faces you and your littles can come up with. So fun! (via Mer Mag)
2. Cardboard Guitar
You can create a guitar from scratch — perfect for an impromptu band with the kids! (via Handmade Charlotte)
3. Puppet Theater
Your kids can put on a show of their own with this super easy and fun theater and puppets. I see hours of entertainment in your future. (via And We Play)
4. Cardboard Racers
If you have cardboard boxes, you can have a creative and classy car in no time! Let your kids build and decorate it, then watch them go. (via Mer Mag)
5. Beaded Necklace
Isn’t this necklace cute? This would be a great way to spend a snowy afternoon inside. (via Mini Eco)
6. Play Garage
Toy cars need somewhere to park! Let your kids decorate their own car garages. They’ll love it and you’ll love watching them work. (via And We Play)
7. Ice Cream Shop
Though we might not be in the mood to eat ice cream on snowy days, that won’t stop us from pretending! I love this cute idea of an ice cream shoppe. So “sweet”! (via Handmade Charlotte)