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