Keep these ideas in your back pocket and you'll be ready to celebrate a snow day!
- The Crazy Fort
- Candyland board game by Hasbro
- The Incredibles DVD
- Snow castle making kit from L.L. Bean
- Snow painting via 365 Days of TV-Free Toddler Time
- Easy hot cocoa from Hershey's
While snow days always result in a collective cheer among school kids everywhere, they can also make parents go into panic mode, envisioning house-bound kiddos bouncing off the walls with boredom and cabin fever-itis. Sure, if you're not prepared, you're in for a long day; but fortunately, a little forward-thinking will reap big rewards! First, make sure that you've got plenty of board games and family-friendly movies on hand – bonus if they're ones that don't get pulled out on a regular basis. Next: There's nothing like an awesome, cozy blanket fort to keep the kids busy for hours on end. If the weather outside isn't too frightful, why not let the kids out to enjoy it? Sledding, snow castle-making, and snow painting are all perfect ways to enjoy freshly-fallen snow (and, let out some pent-up energy). Once you're back indoors, warm up with homemade hot cocoa – the perfect treat to cap off a special, memory-making day as a family.