When Mother Nature goes crazy in winter, it’s time for a snow day. Sure, the idea is fun for everyone—the kids are off from school while adults work from home—but with nowhere to go and nothing to do, snow days run the risk of being, well, boring.
If you don’t want to spend the day binge-watching whatever’s on Netflix, here are 11 snow day activities the whole family can enjoy.
Make Snow Cones
Sledding and snowball fights are all fun and games until someone experiences the first signs of frostbite. Want to bring the winter wonderland inside? Ask the kids to collect balls of fresh snow. Back in the kitchen, drizzle lemon juice and a pinch of sugar on the packed balls, and presto! Homemade snow cones in a snap. Add some pizzazz by coating your cone in colorful food dye.