Not In Jersey: Snow Day Snow Day - Not In Jersey

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snow Day

Snow days are kind of my worst nightmare. Everyone is stuck home, as apparently it’s not safe to drive, so the kids get stir crazy pretty fast. This morning my kids went outside to play at approximately 8:15 AM. They were back by 8:30 and asking for a snack. Last winter I made a snow day board on pinterest and never had to use it because it never snowed. Today I put the board to use.

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First activity – Snow in the house. Apparently I liked this idea because I pinned it 3 separate times. (click the pictures for sources).

I still don’t have a large box to use as a sensory bin (I think the best kind are the under the bed sized boxes) but I did have empty shoe box sized containers. This way I was able to make 3 boxes – one for each kid. I think I’ll do more sensory bins like this! The kids broke out their small toys and created a snow day party for them in their boxes. Success!

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Next we did craft projects. Here are the sources for the ones we did:

 

Zachary didn’t much want to make crafts, but here are Gabbie’s:

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Simon colored this in when I drew it.

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And I did chalk art on my chalk plates!

Then we went to our friends’ house. Our other friends came too.

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Now for the next snow day we’ll have to find more activities!

Did you have snow today too?

6 comments:

Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog said...

I'm in eastern Canada so you bet we had snow! I've got 5ft banks on either side of my driveway to prove it! We have 2 seasons here: winter and construction.

Raising Reagan said...

Super cute ~ and way to think on your feet!

Lanaya
www.raising-reagan.com

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

No snow today for us, but I love the idea of bringing snow in the house. Great idea! I love your chalkboard plates.

Sue Platner said...

No we did not have a snow day and probably never will again! Looks like you had some great idea for the kids!

Sabz said...

no snow in my parts but that looks like so much fun!!!

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

Snow days are my FAV! Then again, I only have 1 kiddo and she is only 14 months old. hahaha. please send that snow my way - I've been praying for some for Christmas. haha. cute ideas on keeping the kids busy - I'll have to find fun activities like that! Glad I found your blog from the weekend blog hop!