by Laura Weisskopf Bleill
So with the major school districts canceling school today all over East Central Illinois — and many daycares, preschools, and private schools following suit — there are lots of kids home saying: Mom, I’m Bored.
Well, we’re here to come to the rescue. We’ve scoured the Web for some great low-cost snow day ideas, so you don’t have to.
1.) If you kids are itching to go outside, here’s a fun idea: make yellow (or green or blue or red) snow that you can eat! Grab some spray bottles, fill them with water, and put a little food dye in them. Voila! Snow art! Thanks to Katie over at Color Me Katie for that idea (great pics over at her site, too.)
2.) Want to teach your (older) kids how to be neighborly? Take your shovels or snow blower and dig out one of your elderly neighbors. They will appreciate it more than you know, and your kids will feel good about themselves, too.
3.) With Valentine’s Day coming up, pull out all your art supplies and make something special for grandma, grandpa, or whoever your child loves best. You could even make heart stamps out of potatoes. There’s plenty of time to get it in the mail if they live far away.
4.) With the Winter Olympics coming up – create your own snow day Olympiad! Do outdoor games like sled races or a snowman building contest. Or keep the festivities inside, and use games or whatever else you can think of. Then make medals out of paper and string or yarn. Everyone is a winner!
5.) Throw a party. It’s somebody’s birthday, somewhere. You surely have leftover supplies from parties past. Bake some cupcakes, get out the snacks, blow up some balloons. Turn on some music. You could even make snow ice cream. Invite the neighbors over – why not?
What are your tried-and-true snow day activities?