What happens when you are snowed in and the kids are driving you insane?! You find creative ways to make them forget that they hate each other. Check out this top 10 of fun snowed in ideas. It will help your sanity as well as keep your kids occupied.
Puzzles are a good way to keep little minds, as well as older minds, occupied during those long days where you can’t possibly venture outside. If you find yourself snowed in and needing quick entertainment for the kids, bring out the puzzles and let them choose. Trisha over at MomDot has compiled a list of top puzzles that is worth checking out.
Legos are one of our go to stuck inside all day activities. Nothing like being able to get all creative with a bunch of building blocks. Whether it is putting together a new kit that you’ve purchased, or just stacking blocks, you can not go wrong with Legos. Just make sure you get all the pieces picked up! Nothing quite like the pain of stepping on a Lego in the middle of the night!
Sticking with the creative theme so far, Minecraft. Need I say more? Jump on the gaming system with your kiddo and build your own little world of pixelated blocks and animals. They will have fun walking you through all the steps and different types of blocks. And even more fun laughing at your lack of knowledge over a simple game.
Paint by numbers kits are great for snowed in days! Pull out some brushes, roll up ya’s sleeves, and make masterpieces to decorate your walls with!
Want to bring a little light into your drab day? How about letting the kiddos make suncatchers? Stock up on ones like these ocean themed suncatchers to make that snowed in a day a magical oasis.
I don’t know what kid wouldn’t love to spend the day in their own private fort! You can snag this fort to build from Amazon, fix up some snacks, and send them into the fort with books or movies. Pretty sure my youngest two would never come back out.
One good way to kill some time on a snowed in day is movies! Sit back and watch all your favorites. Do a movie date at home complete with pizza (hey they get paid to be out in that mess!) and popcorn.
Books! You didn’t think I would leave books off my list did you?! I always passed our snowed in days up in Jersey with a stack of books. Find yourself a good novel, place an age appropriate book in each child’s hands, and set off on a rather magical day. Then over dinner you can talk about the stories you read.
Now can’t leave coloring out of the mix! Why not grab some crayons, a coloring book or two, and a cup of hot cocoa. And don’t worry if you color outside the lines a little.
I don’t know about you, but one of the best ways to pass a snowed in day is baking! Cookies, candies, comfort food. Get creative in the kitchen with your littles and bake up some goodies.