Snow Day Fun & Games

When wintry weather keeps kids at home, try one of these easy activities.
Girl pulling sled down snowy street

Winter storms are Mother Nature's way of saying, "Chill!" Use the bonus free time to try these purely- for-fun ideas.

1. Build a snow-hurdle course and time each other running through it.

2. Instead of making a traditional snowman, challenge kids to create a sculpture they can play on, like a snow car or a snow boat.

3. Head indoors for hot vanilla (stir 2 teaspoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract into a cup of warm milk) and curl up for a reading of Ezra Jack Keats's classic book The Snowy Day.

Originally published in the February 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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