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Snow Day Activities for Kids: Great Things to Do Inside

Updated on September 19, 2012

Looking for Things for the Kids to Do on a Snow Day?

Keeping your kids busy when they are stuck inside because of snow can be difficult. Playing in the snow, can be great, but you'll also need some ideas for inside activities to keep your little ones warm and dry. Here is a list of fun indoor activities for your kids to do when the weather turns cold and you are stuck inside.

Many of these activities you can do with little preparation, but you may need a few materials on hand. Try to plan ahead for winter, and make sure your cupboards and toy boxes are stocked with supplies for a few of the following activities. That way when you are unexpectedly caught in a snow storm, you can easily pull out something to do!

50 Ideas for Indoor Winter Activities

  1. Teach your kids to cook their favorite meal
  2. Bake cookies
  3. Bake and decorate a cake
  4. Read short stories outloud
  5. Read a novel
  6. Write poetry or short stories
  7. Make dream catchers
  8. Learn to build a fire (with adult supervision)
  9. Sip hot chocolate by the fire
  10. Roast marshmallows and make s'mores
  11. Scavenger hunts
  12. Crosswords
  13. Word searches
  14. Board games
  15. Hide and Seek
  16. Sodoku
  17. Make puppets and have a puppet show
  18. Charades
  19. Put on a talent show
  20. Watch DVDs
  21. Kids' aerobics video
  22. Duck Duck Goose
  23. Heads Up Seven Up
  24. At-home Jeopardy
  25. Finger Paint
  26. Color or draw
  27. Play cards (learn some new games!)
  28. Video games
  29. I Spy
  30. See who can make the best paper airplane
  31. Tie-dye T-shirts, socks, hats, etc.
  32. Build things with Play-Dough
  33. Make things with K'nex, building blocks, Lincoln Logs, or Legos
  34. Build a model train
  35. Play dress-up
  36. Do each others' nails
  37. Host a tea party
  38. Blow up a balloon and play "volleyball"
  39. Build a fort in the living room
  40. Sing camp songs or holiday carols
  41. Decorate a gingerbread house
  42. Work on a scrapbook
  43. Decorate the house for an upcoming holiday
  44. Make homemade Christmas, birthday, or Holiday cards
  45. Make crafty presents for upcoming birthdays or holidays
  46. Sewing, crochet or knit a small project
  47. Learn to tie knots
  48. Make balloon animals
  49. Learn to do tricks with a yo-yo
  50. Do a jigsaw puzzle

Have fun with your kids! They will have a better time if you are actively enjoying your time together, even if you are stuck inside because of snow or foul weather. The important thing is to just get started. Pick a few of these activities ahead of time and have whatever materials on hand. That way you are always ready when you need to be. You'll also have a few fun options for when attention spans wane over a long day inside.


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