Snow days are a welcome opportunity to stay inside and have fun as a family. You can make the most of the situation with a few budget-friendly activities that use your imagination and items you already have on hand. With that in mind, here are five things to do indoors on a snowy day.
You can bring the fun of a snowball fight inside without any of the cold or mess. All you need to hold an indoor snowball fight are pieces of paper or clean socks. Though there are multiple ways to hold an indoor snowball fight, here’s one idea for setting up the game.
If you’re looking to add more challenge to the game, you can consider creating new rules. One way to rev up the game’s difficulty is to incorporate a dodgeball element and make it so that anyone who gets hit with a snowball has to sit out until the next round.
Nothing can warm you up on a cold day like some fresh baked bread or cookies. First, decide whether you’re in the mood to make something salty or sweet, then gather your ingredients. For either recipe, you’ll need flour, salt, sugar, yeast, oil, eggs, and any additional ingredients that are called for.
If you’re in a savory mood, you can make a simple sandwich bread loaf that’s great for eating fresh out of the oven. If you’d like to make a more complicated bread recipe, why not try your hand at a sourdough? If you’re looking for a sweeter recipe, browse through some festive Christmas cookie recipes and find one that uses ingredients you already have.
Get your family to snuggle up and relax by having a fun winter movie night. Have you or your children pick out a film with a winter or Christmas theme and invite everyone to gather around the couch with cozy pajamas and blankets. Add even more fun to the night by adding festive treats like peppermint popcorn or a hot chocolate station, where everyone can add tasty extras, like mini marshmallows, sprinkles, or chocolate chips, to their drinks.
Playing in the snow is endless fun, but did you know you can participate in the same activities inside on a snowy day? If you have younger children, they’ll love the opportunity to make and play with DIY indoor snow. You can make fake snow using any of the following recipes.
Why not bring the snow inside and create a DIY snow globe? They can be a great budget-friendly option for holiday gifts, too. Gather some water, a small glass or plastic jar, glitter, plastic figurines, and glue, along with glycerin and sequins if you have them.
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