The ultimate list of snow day ideas. Over 20 snow activities for the kids. These creative ways to have fun in the snow will be the ultimate winter boredom busters. Learn how to make an igloo out of snow, how to make snow paint and more.
Snow Day Ideas
We recently moved from Florida to the DC area and snow is new to us. Other than building the snowmen, making a snow angel and sledding down a hill, I wanted to find alternative ways for my kids to have fun in this odd, little white substance. Take a look at these 20 Uses for Snow to have a list of Snow Day Ideas on your next school day off!
Also see our Winter Hacks and Tips.
How to Make An Igloo
Have fun making an ice castle with step by step tutorial, how to make an igloo out of snow.
This outdoor igloo with ice blocks took about 3 days and a lot of patience. It also used about 40 meatloaf pans (just grab at the Dollar Store or your local grocery store.) Lay out your pans with water and a few drops of food coloring. Once the ice hardens, pop the ice out of the pans and form your igloo shape.
Once you get the shape of your ice igloo, fill in the cracks with snow. Continue to make molds, let the harden and add more ice bricks to your igloo. Keep adding snow in the racks as your cement. Repeat the process until you have an igloo made out of snow and ice. When you are finish, add alight inside at night for a magic light display.
More Snow Activities for Kids
Paint the Snow with this Snow Paint Recipe from One Little Project
Make a Snowball with this Snowball Maker on Amazon on Amazon
You can also make an Ice Sculpture from Happy Hooligans
Make Ice Lanterns from Thinly Spread
Bake up some Maple Syrup Snow Taffy from Back to Her Roots
Have Melted Snowman Race from Toddler Approved
Make Snow Ice Cream with this recipe from Gimme Some
Make an Outdoor Ice Ornament or Suncatcher (also fun with twig, berry, and holly inside) from Tracy Lynn Conway
You can also Feed the Birds with this Bird Ice Ornament from Hello Natural
Make a Snow Volcano from Science Sparks
Make a Frozen Bubble from Shawna Cornado
Make an Ice Cave from Zing Zing Tree
Make Water Balloon Snow Marbles from Fertilome
Play Tic-Tac-Snow from Parents.com
Track Animals in the Snow with this chart from Penelopedia
Create Snowshoe Monster Feet from Apartment Therapy
Potato Heads in the Snow from Happy Hooligans
Melting Snow Art from Housing a Forest
Bake Snow Muffins from Crunchy Rock
Make a car Snow Face (source unknown)
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