What a wild weather week! We’ve had snow and ice, closings and delays – and there’s more winter weather on the way! We hear that some of you LOVE the snow and some of you are starting to get a little tired of it already… so we thought we’d share a few fun snow day ideas for both outside and inside play on your snow day.

 

If you’re bundling up and heading outside…


(Photo: Sun Hats & Wellie Boots)

I’m loving the idea of a snow kitchen. This one from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots uses play kitchen utensils (you probably already have them!) to create a little snow fun.  Snow cakes, snow cookies, snow pies, snow tea…

 

If you remember making a baking soda volcano for science class as a kid…


(Photo: Growing a Jeweled Rose)

The good old baking soda volcano was (and might still be) my favorite science experiment ever. In this one, your kids can build a snow volcano and together you can make it erupt – colorfully, too! See how at Growing a Jeweled Rose.

 

If you have a little artist…


(Photo: The Sway)

Last year we made snow paint in squeeze bottles, and it was super fun even for the big kids. Our snow-day list for this year includes this fun spray snow paint (see how here) – we like how the spray colors the snow and it lasts a lot longer than the squeeze bottles did! A hint: The gel colors show up best, and if your paint freezes up in the cold you can add a little vinegar or rubbing alcohol. We got inexpensive spray bottles at the dollar store.

 

If you’re looking to try something new (and want to stay inside)…


(Photo: Her View From Home)

Did you know you can make a crystal snowflake with Borax and pipe cleaners? This is a little bit of a hands-on project, but older kids can do the measuring and stirring, and everyone can create a pipe cleaner shape to place in the solution to crystallize. See a very simple how-to at Her View From Home.

 

Or if watercolors are more your style…


(Photo: The Best Ideas for Kids)

Using glue, salt, and liquid watercolor paint, you can create these cool raised snowflake paintings. I love the texture of these. You and your kids can design your own snowflakes and watch the colors seep in around the crystals of salt.