10 Things to Do When You Are Snowed In

By Laurie Corbett, Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston Publisher January 21, 2019

Many people around the country are finding themselves stuck inside at home due to bitter cold temperatures and/or the inability to travel due to snow. Here are some fun things we like to do when we can't go outside.

Read: Snow days are a great chance to snuggle up and read together or independently. According to a 2014 Common Sense Media report, parents can encourage reading by keeping print books in the home, reading themselves, and setting aside time daily for their children to read. So, grab a book and take a little time to do something just for you — turns out you are helping your kids by doing it! 

Teach Your Kids to Tie Their Shoes: You can do it in less than a minute with one simple trick that we shared back in July.

Have a Dance Party: Turn on your favorite music, get moving, and make up for the gym workout you missed because of the snow. Plus, you'll have a blast with your kids doing it!

Make Modeling Dough: It is fast, easy, and cheap to make your own Homemade Dough

Make Slime: Feeling really adventurous? Take it up a notch from dough to slime!  

Clean Out Your Clothes: While this one isn't a ton of fun, if your dressers and drawers are bulging at the seams, snow days are a great time to sort out clothes that no longer fit or aren't being worn anymore.

Make Snowflakes: Almost any arts and crafts supplies can be made into a fun snowflake making craft session. Follow our instructions for 3D Paper Snowflakes, Craft Stick Snowflakes, and Window Cling Snowflakes!

Play Board Games: Snow days are a great chance to play board games, especially ones that take a little more time or have complicated directions you haven't had the chance to read yet.

Bring Some Snow Inside: One of our favorite things to do when we can't go outside it to bring the snow inside to us. We've got 5 Ways for Your Kids to Have Indoor Fun with Snow!

Set Some Goals for 2019: We're not into resolutions, but a snow day is the perfect time to brainstorm some goals for 2019. We particularly love family goals and our big one for this year is to do 52 hikes and 52 Random Acts of Kindness in 52 weeks.