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Although we haven’t experienced a snow day yet, with all this talk of snow here in the New York area I’m making sure I’m prepared for when E has to stay home from school! Of course we will be spending a small portion of time outdoors to play in the fluffy stuff but how do I keep her stimulated for the rest of the day? Here are five ways to keep kids busy on a snow day!
We already do quite a bit of crafting and I’ve made sure to keep a box stocked with an array of items that can be used for different projects. Those items include:
- Construction paper
- Tissue paper
- Colored Pencils
- Pipe Cleaner
- Googly eyes
- Glue Sticks
- Hot glue gun
- and more!
When it comes to particular projects, it really depends on the age range of your children. You’re going to want to chose something age appropriate. A good resource is Pinterest! I pin a lot of projects I intend on creating with my kids. Don’t be afraid to let them create freely though! E loves being able to make her own little creations with the resources provided to her. Crafting seems to keep her occupied for long periods at a time and as a mom, I love that it encourages fine motor development and creativity!
2. Board games!
We have quite a collection of board games that are appropriate for all ages including classics like Trouble and Monopoly to newer games like Pie Face which has become a family favorite! Playing games with your children always makes for a fun bonding experience.
3. Fun in the kitchen!
E loves getting to make things in the kitchen with me. She doesn’t get to do it too often becasue I do most of the cooking and baking while she’s at school. Snow days make for a different and fun experience in the kitchen. Since shes so young, I’ve planned simple recipes for her to participate in the process such as making pancakes, scrambled eggs, and treats like cookies or muffins.
4. Cuddle up and watch a movie!
Movies are always a fun way to keep your kids occupied and interested for a longer period of time. I’ll typically use my FiOS Mobile app to see whats on TV or available On Demand. The Kids Zone Movies in the Featured section always has titles that the whole family can enjoy, no matter how old!
You can also check TV listings and what’s On Demand on the Verizon FiOS website!
5. Fun apps.
Learning doesn’t have to stop because your child is home! There are a ton of age appropriate educational apps available for different age ranges. ABC Mouse is one of E’s favorites and she also enjoys playing Captain McFinn’s Swim & Play app that encourages social and emotional growth which is important for children E’s age.
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How do you keep your kids occupied on snow days?
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