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Snow Day!

With the winter storm Ontario had this weekend that brought freezing rain, localized flooding, ice buildup and power outages it got me to thinking. How many kids will be hoping for bus cancellations Monday morning? How many little ones are going to be peering out the window in the morning hoping we have another layer of snow? Remember once upon a time when you would wake only to hear on the radio that your bus wasn’t running? That magical snow day! A whole day ahead to do whatever your heart desired. Sigh. It didn’t take long before you found yourself bored in front of the television. With that in mind, I put before you a list of activities in the event you find yourself with just that scenario.

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay


  1. Paint snow inside using paint brushes, & food colouring.
  2. Break out a jigsaw puzzle
  3. Let the kids build a tent in their bedroom with sheets
  4. Enjoy an indoor picnic.
  5. Fill the bathtub with snow and make a snowman!
  6. Write a letter to someone
  7. Play board games.
  8. Make dinner together
  9. Rearrange the furniture
  10. Cut snowflakes from paper and create a winter wonderland inside


  1. Have a snowball fight
  2. Make a snowman.
  3. Make snow angels.
  4. Go snowshoeing/skating/skiing
  5. Have the kids ‘help’ you shovel the driveway
  6. Go sledding.
  7. Paint the snow outside using Spray bottles and food colouring and let the kids go wild!
  8. Make a snow volcano
  9. Make maple syrup candy in the snow
  10.  Study snowflakes with a magnifying glass
Image by Couleur from Pixabay


What’s your favourite snow day activity?

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