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8 Activities To Keep Busy On A Snow Day

Winter’s not over yet: Bookmark this page so the next time it snows, you have plenty of activities ready to go!

Margo Gothelf · 9 months ago

Everyone loves a good old fashioned snow day, no matter how old you are. From crafting and baking to playing card games to actually playing in the snow, there are so many activities to be done all in one day. Bookmark this page so the next time it snows, you have plenty of activities ready to go!

1. Snow Paint

Snow Paint

Premeditated Leftovers

Would it really be a snow day if the whole family didn’t go outside and make a snowman? To make playing in the snow even more fun, try making your next snowman with snow paint! The snow paint, which is made out of food coloring and cold water, turns any untouched snowbank into a blank canvas. Now you can give that snowman a full outfit. 

See how it's made at Premeditated Leftovers.

2. Snow Day Volcano

Snow Day Volcano

Little Bins Little Hands

I know what you’re thinking — volcanos and snow don’t exactly go hand in hand. But this STEM activity is a small exception to the rules. To make a snow volcano, you’ll need a very snowy day, baking soda, dish soap, vinegar, food coloring, warm water, and a tall cup. Have the materials all ready to go when you head outside because once you get going, the volcano will erupt fast.

Head over to Little Bins Little Hands for a full breakdown of the activity.

3. Snow Day Scavenger Hunt

Snow Day Scavenger Hunt


Make a day playing in the yard into a full-blown snow adventure with the ultimate snow day scavenger hunt. Bundle up those kids and see who can check off the most items on their list. If you want to make the scavenger hunt even more exciting, divide the kids up into teams and see who can find all of the items first.

4. Snowman Hot Chocolate

Snowman Hot Chocolate


A snow day truly wouldn’t be complete without a warm cup of hot chocolate. Create snowmen from marshmallows, pretzels, candies, and food coloring, and set them for a nice hot soak in your cocoa. Or take your cocoa up a notch with snowman hot chocolate bombs made from white chocolate, hot chocolate mix, and mini marshmallows. When the hot chocolate bomb is ready, simply pour warm milk over the chocolate ball and let it melt away.

5. Make Snow Globes

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Heeral Chhibber / CAMP

Create your own snowstorm without leaving the kitchen table with this easy-to-follow tutorial for making a homemade snow globe using stuff you (probably) already have around the house.

6. Watercolor Salt Snowflakes

Watercolor Snowflakes

Teach Beside Me

Salt isn’t just for food. Did you know that it can be used in craft projects too? This crafty science project uses just a few supplies — construction paper, glue, salt, and a set of watercolors — to create a chemical reaction, and beautiful snowflake art. Head over to Teach Beside Me for all of the details.

7. Indoor Obstacle Course

Indoor Obstacle Course


If your crew is going a little stir crazy from all the time spent indoors, one simple way to burn off that extra energy is to create an indoor obstacle course. Think of easy challenges that don’t need a lot of space to complete, such as crazy walks or balancing tests.

8. Build A Fort

Build a Fort


It's a classic for a reason: It seems like it should be a requirement to build a blanket fort on a snow day. To make the ultimate fort, gather your coziest blankets and pillows. Then drape them over the furniture to create an enclosed space. The fort is a great place to play board games or even watch a movie. Some snow day recommendations for fort activities include watching Frozen or playing a classic game.