Of course that is our children’s first reaction. Then when they finally wake up to the day, we get,”I am bored.” Happens every time. As parents we ask “What do you want to do?” After wearing out the screens in our house and bumming around the house utter boredom quickly follows.
Here is a quick list of things to do on a snow-day: (Non-tech)
1. Make snow Ice Cream; most of the things you have in you cabinets just need fresh, clean snow from outside! Recipes are all over the internet and easy to experiment with. Here are a few. Basic formula is:
- Snow- about 4 cups – make sure it is clean, don’t want yellow snow!
- Sugar- to taste about a cup
- Vanilla or cocoa- TSP
- Milk or cream if desired
Short video showing how to do it!
My kids wanted to add Maple syrup and wife added coffee, all turned out well
2.Conduct cold weather experiments like these. My son Griffin had tons of fun with the boiling water as seen in this video:
Or you could set up a green-house and melt frost as described here.
3. Build something cool out of the snow!