You've probably already heard, a BIG storm is expected to hit the northeast very soon! In our neck of the woods school has already been cancelled for tomorrow! Yay for a snow day!! (I Think).. Without a doubt we'll be outside playing in the white fluffy stuff, but that surely won't last all day and the roads are going to be bad, so we won't be going anywhere! Here's a list of simple fun that keeps us busy at home on snow days:
Building Forts - we use blankets, sheets, pillows, anything we can get our hands on to build a make shift hideout.. good news is once this is up the boys will be occupied for a little while :-)
Make your own sensory bins- these are great and highly recommended by my son's Occupational Therapist.. simply take a small white plastic bin (whatever you have) and load it up with some rice, beans, or pasta.. something fun for the kids to dig around in.. throw in your measuring cups or spoons, or hide items at the bottom. My 4.5 y/o likes me to put in our Melissa and Doug wood letters and he digs the letters out and tries to spell words..
Cooking/Baking- this is probably their favorite activity because they love to help with the process and love to eat the end result! A great one to try is my Energy Ball Recipe- this is quick and easy, (no hot over required), pretty healthy, and one they can get their hands dirty with rolling out the balls :-)
Bath Tub Painting- this is so much fun, and the great part is that the mess is all contained to the bath tub, and when its all over it's really easy to clean up :-) Check out my post with the details on this!
Make something out of nothing- seriously I'm always surprised how much fun the boys have creating something out of the simplest things... i.e. costumes out of paper bags (just cut a circular hole in the bottom), paper plate masks, or the old standby favorite cardboard box houses or airplanes!
Messy art- I'm not the craftiest of moms, so we keep it fairly simple in the art department :-) But I find snow days the perfect day to let the kids do finger paint, play dough and messy art.. we have nowhere to be and plenty of time to clean up :-) Our favorite supplies are Maine Made Eco-Kids!
Movie Time- Yup, may not be for everyone, but we love a little movie time especially after we've got outside and rolled in the snow. The kids pull up their Nod Chairs, and we put in a favorite movie.. lately it's Curious George or Planes Fire & Rescue, and we pop some popcorn and chill out!
If you're in the northeast, stay safe and enjoy the snow!! Excited to hear what your favorite snow day (or home day) activities are!! Thanks as always for stopping by!
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!