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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.

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#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 info@wakemed.org, and finish the following caption, “Our favorite snow day activity is ___.”

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