17 Ideas for Having a Fun Snow Day ...

Snow days are part of the winter and when they come along you probably get really excited. In theory, a snow day sounds pretty great, but then when it happens, it's easy to get bored. When you can't go to work and you're home with the kids because school was cancelled, here are all the ideas you need to have a great day.

1. Build an Epic Fort

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Gather all the blankets you have in the house and use all of them to make the biggest and best fort the world has ever seen.

2. Bake Cookies

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Who doesn't love warm cookies straight from the oven? Spend an hour or so whipping up a batch of chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies so you have a yummy snowy day snack.

3. Make Snow Ice Cream

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Combine 4 cups of clean snow with 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Top it with sprinkles and enjoy.

4. Build a Snowman

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This one is a no-brainer. Putting together a friendly snowman is an activity for all ages.

5. Create a Snow Fort

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Older kids will love making a snow fort that they can get inside and hide out in.

6. Try a Snowball Fight

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If the snow is good for packing, divide into teams and have a snowball fight. Don't forget to take pictures.

7. Have a Reading Marathon

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Whether you read to the kids or you all read to yourselves, a snow day is the perfect chance to catch up on your reading list.

8. Have a Gaming Marathon

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Get out all of your board games and spend the day challenging each other to Candy Land, Sorry and Monopoly.

9. Have an Indoor Picnic

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Spread a blanket out on the floor and have lunch in the living room. Kids love this!

10. Have a Movie Day

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There's nothing better than snuggling under blankets and getting cozy with a movie. Make a day of it with your kids and family and watch something really fun.

11. Do Some Artwork

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Gather your paints and art supplies and spend some time creating masterpieces to display around your house.

12. Have a Coloring Contest

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Have each person choose a free coloring page from the Internet and then award prizes for the most colorful, the most creative and the best job of staying inside the lines.

13. Set up an Obstacle Course

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Use laundry baskets, chairs, jump ropes and other materials to create an obstacle course you can take turns running thorough.

14. Do Science Experiments

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There are loads of easy science experiments online and they are the perfect way to spend a snowy day stuck inside the house.

15. Feed the Birds

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It's harder for birds to dig food out from under the snow so take the kids outside and spread bird food on top of the snow. Then watch them eating.

16. Build Something out of Recycling

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Raid your recycling bin and use toilet paper tubes, empty cottage cheese containers and etc. to build a city or a car or a rocket ship. The options are unlimited.

17. Color the Snow

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Ready for something really fun? Fill squirt bottles with water tinted with a bit of food coloring. Go outside and make pictures in the snow.

What's your favorite thing to do on a snow day? Which of these ideas are you excited to try?