7 Snow Day Activities for Toddlers

February 21, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

It is snowing here…. a lot. I felt like it might be one be one of those times when the news anchors say we are going to get 10 inches and then we get two, but they were actually right this time. The kids have enjoyed having a snow/ pajama day and we have come up with some pretty fun activities. Next time you find yourself stuck at home with two toddlers here are some fun things to keep you all busy.

1. Play in the Snow- This one is obvious. All kids loves to play in the snow. We got bundled up and Daddy, who was working from home today, took a quick break to brave the cold weather with us. Unfortunately I had packed up our snow gear for the move so I was sent digging through boxes to find enough stuff to keep my troops warm.

Leah playing in the snow.

Leah playing in the snow.

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2. Have an Indoor Picnic-For some reason Jack and Leah LOVE to have picnics inside. I think it may be because Grandma Rhonda let them have a picnic and they think anything she does is fun. I spread out a big blanket on the floor and let them eat.. the amazing thing is they actually eat their lunches.

 

Leah having a picnic.

Leah having a picnic.

 

 

 

 

Jack enjoying his picnic.

Jack enjoying his picnic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Make Snow Ice Cream-This was a first for us today. You just mix a can of evaporated milk with 1 tsp of vanilla and 8 cups of snow and magically you have ice cream. It actually looks like ice cream and the kids thought it was great. We did have to try twice because Leah decided to put some pieces of lunch that were still on the floor after our picnic in the first bowl of snow. Jack thought it was hillarious; unfortunatly, Mommy did not.

Snow Ice Cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Play with Snow in the Bath Tub-I had seen this idea somewhere and the kids were full of energy today so we gave it a try. It was going really well until Jack started to have a snow ball fight and threw snow out of the bathtub. It would probably be easier with one toddler instead of two.

5. Make Snowman Pictures with Marshmellows-Jack and Leah love to glue. They want me to find them art projects where they get to use glue everyday. They also constantly remind their friends Jace and Ireland have glue with glitter. Leah told me today if we had the glitter glue her snowman would have been prettier.

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6. Watch a Movie. The kids picked Peter Pan today. They got this as a Valentines Gift and they absolutly love it. We have watched it probably ten times and they watch the entire movie every time. It is funny to watch them anticipate the funny parts.

7. Make Lego Towers-Legos are one of the kids new favorite toys. The kids got some duplo for Christmas which has also made their mega blocks more interesting. They love to build towers and then knock them down. It is even more fun when Mommy or Daddy participates.

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Here is a picture of the back of our house to give you an idea of how much snow we actually got. It has snowed even more since this was taken.

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  1. Ha ha!!! Ireland says we need to get Leah some pink glitter glue for her snowman:)

  2. The temperature in Pittsburgh definitely leaves my kids with a few snow days. It seems like all of those activities are getting a little bit old. The ones you’ve mentioned will be a big hit in my house. My kids will love some of the new activities. Thanks for posting!


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