That's my son, Keaton, about to nail me with a snowball on the snow day we enjoyed Monday. We live in a neighborhood packed with children and yet he was the only out for most of the day. I was really surprised.
And much later, while we were enjoying hot chocolate and drying out, I was thinking we should have knocked on doors and had a Snow Day party!
Of course, we knew a couple days before of the weather forecast and it would've been fun to put something together for the neighborhood children.
And it doesn't have to be complicated. A few ideas:
- Start by serving a warm lunch. A large pot of chicken noodle or vegetable soup would work well. A standard soup that many children will eat. Add a grilled cheese sandwich and use a cookie cutter for fun shapes like a snowflake!
- Stock up on scarves, gloves, hats at places like the Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree frequently has 2 pairs of gloves for $1. For next to nothing, you can fill a basket with extras for when it's time for a change from wet items.
- Stock up on supplies for a snowman. Buttons, carrots, pull some sticks for arms, etc. Also, clean out your closet and provide the children with some clothing for Frosty then donate when you're finished.
- While you're at the Dollar store, stock up on squirt bottles. Fill with water and a few drops of food coloring and children can "paint" the snow.
- When it's time for a break, how about these cute snowball cupcakes from Tidy Mom
- Of course, hot chocolate is essential! Create a hot chocolate bar and let each child add toppings such as chocolate chips, colored marshmallows, sprinkles, or whipped cream!
It doesn't have to be pefect or fancy to create snow day memories! Don't forget your camera!