Days of snow can be an opportunity to build lasting memories with our children. And that makes them happy ones don't necessarily mean much more work.
Share your ideas. What are your traditions on the day of snow?
Create snow day traditions by repeating a simple snow activities every day. Even if you put in a day full of work, the fact that home has already done means that you may be able to squeeze in some fun extras in the evening.
Some ideas for simple snow day traditions: Cook a special meal. Eat in the dining room and/or fancy dishes. Order dinner. Make hot chocolate. Playing in the snow. Watching a favorite movie. Bake cookies. A family game. Light of the fireplace. Express Check in and visit with the neighbors. Other ideas from readers.And to fill those extra: 6-8 hours a day, try some of these independent activities. These include peaceful activities as children of projects or art books can read themselves.
Very probably will run through several different tasks in a day, so here are several more indoor activities for children. And at some point you want to go out. Bundle for a good romp in the snow. In order to get some work done, you can do just one session extended play in the snow, rather than them bundling and unbundling.
And if you are working, why not make them work a little too? If possible, let the children help with your business. Even very small children can do some simple organizing and sorting. Helps you to work makes children feel important.
But consider also giving them some special work that are not too difficult. (Remember, this is supposed to be fun, right?) Maybe have them sort through their closet for things that you have exceeded or wipe out the toy box. If you're shoveling snow, have them come out and help clearing a small section and the construction of a snow man or a fortress. Although their help is really more play, keeps them busy while you work.