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Stuck Inside on a Snow Day? Try These Fun Activities!

January 17, 2018

#1 – Set up an indoor hopscotch grid using masking tape.

Make this game with masking/painters tape, paper cutouts, or try it with cardboard cutouts.

#2 – Make greeting cards for loved ones like grandparents.

Here are some crafty card ideas to help you get started.

#3 – Create a touch-and-feel box.

Do this by cutting a hole out of an old shoe box and filling it with different items that your child will be able to identify by feel.

#4 – Create snowflakes out of paper.

Get some ideas here and here.

#5 – Create snow paintings.

Break out the crayons, paintbrushes and pencils. Alternatively, you can take the painting outside and use the outdoors as your canvas!

#6 – Have an indoor picnic.

There are some great indoor picnic ideas here and here.


#7 – Make homemade finger paints.

Momtastic has a great recipe for making edible, homemade finger paint!

#8 – Make an indoor snow fort.

Get creative by using pillows, blankets, cardboard, and more!

#9 – Get a jump start on Valentine’s Day.

It’s never too early to start on your Valentine’s Day cards. Here are some great, kid-friendly ideas to help you get started.

#10 – Sock toss

Arrange baskets, buckets, or paper bags in the middle of your living room floor, stuff socks into balls. Whoever gets the most socks in the baskets wins.

#11- Host an indoor fashion show.

Not only is it fun, but it can be a great way to go through your kids’ clothing and create donation piles for charity ;)

#12 – Have a treasure hunt.

Hide objects around your home, form teams, and let the search begin!

#13 – Make magazine mosaics.

Use old magazines in creative, artistic ways. Sketch a design onto a paper plate or piece of paper and have children cut out different colors or shapes. Use glue and a paintbrush to make a creative collage. Grab some ideas here.

#14 – Bake something fun.

There are tons of fun snow-themed cooking activities for kids here.

#15 – Play winter Mad Libs.

Get game ideas and printables here.

Share Your Photos & Get Featured On Our Social Media!

What other sorts of fun activities do you do with your kids when you’re snowed in or stuck inside? Share a photo of you and your kids enjoying a fun indoor activity, and we’ll feature you on our Facebook and our Instagram account!

Email your photo to us at, and finish the following caption, “Our favorite snow day activity is ___.”