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16 Snow Day Ideas For Kids (of Any Age!)

It’s dumping snow today, and our kids are so excited! We came up with 16 ideas that will help them foster a spirit of adventure and take advantage of the snow. We hope you enjoy them!



  1. Building a snowman or a igloo/snow fort is a classic winter activity that kids of all ages can enjoy. It allows them to use their imagination and creativity to make something unique, and can also help improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

  2. Going sledding or tubing is a fun and exciting way for kids to enjoy the snow. It provides an adrenaline rush and can also help improve balance and coordination.

  3. Having a snowball fight is a playful and lighthearted way for kids to enjoy the snow. It encourages teamwork and friendly competition, and can also help improve reflexes and reaction time.

  4. Making snow angels is a simple but satisfying way for kids to enjoy the snow. It allows them to lie down and relax in the cold, and can also help them appreciate the beauty of the winter landscape.

  5. Creating snow sculptures or ice sculptures is a challenging but rewarding way for kids to express their creativity in the snow. It requires patience, attention to detail, and a steady hand, and can also help improve fine motor skills and problem-solving abilities.

  6. Going ice skating or ice fishing is a fun and unique way for kids to enjoy the winter weather. Ice skating can help improve balance and coordination, while ice fishing can provide a sense of peace and quiet in the outdoors.

  7. Taking a winter nature walk or hike is a great way for kids to explore the outdoors and learn about the plants and animals that live in the winter. It can also help improve physical fitness and mental well-being.

  8. Having a hot cocoa or hot apple cider party is a cozy and festive way for kids to enjoy the snow. It allows them to relax and warm up with a tasty treat, and can also be a fun way to socialize with friends.

  9. Playing winter-themed games like "freeze tag" or "red light, green light" is a fun and engaging way for kids to enjoy the snow. These games can help improve coordination, concentration, and strategy, and can also provide a sense of accomplishment and pride.

  10. Having a winter-themed scavenger hunt is a fun and challenging way for kids to explore the outdoors in the snow. It encourages problem-solving and teamwork, and can also provide a sense of discovery and excitement.

  11. Making and decorating holiday cookies is a fun and tasty way for kids to celebrate the season. It allows them to use their hands and, by giving them to neighbors or friends, is a practical way to teach the spirit of giving.

  12. Going for a horse-drawn sleigh ride can be a fun and unique winter experience for kids. It allows them to see the snowy landscape from a different perspective and can be a magical, festive way to explore the outdoors.

  13. Visiting a local holiday market or fair is a great way for kids to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. They can browse vendors selling handmade gifts and treats, listen to carolers, and visit with Santa Claus.

  14. Attending a holiday concert or show is a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the season. Many communities offer performances by local choirs, orchestras, and theater groups that can be both entertaining and educational for kids.

  15. Playing winter sports like snowboarding or skiing is a great way for kids to stay active and have fun in the snow. These activities can help improve balance, coordination, and endurance, and can also provide a sense of accomplishment and pride.

  16. Snuggle up by a fire and listen to a Christmas audiobook on Storier. Some of our favorites include “I Am Ava, Seeker In The Snow”, and “Fancy Nancy: There’s No Day Like Snow Day”. Happy listening!


Whatever you choose, have fun and stay warm!!




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