Looking for ideas to keep the kids busy on a snow day (when they are home from school for winter weather?)
Here is a simple snow day game plan…
- Play in the snow
- Come inside and warm up with hot chocolate (don’t forget the marshmallows)
- May your own play dough.
- Play board games or legos together
- Ever heard of Snow Ice Cream?
- Look for more fun things to do on the APIA Pinterest Boards
- Bake cookies together or make some other fun recipe
- Play in the snow again
- Warm up inside taking turns on the Make a Snowflake Website
- Make a blanket fort
Stay warm & have fun!
Photo: Tony Crider (Flickr)
Play dough is the perfect modeling material for children. Their small hands can pat, poke, pinch, roll and knead it into many shapes. Keep it in an airtight container to use another day, or let it air dry into favorite shapes.
Measure 2 cups of flour, one cup of salt and 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar into a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of oil to one cup of water in a separate bowl then add the mixture to the dry ingredients. For colored play dough, squeeze 10-20 drops of food coloring into the water before you add it to the mixture. Cook the dough at low heat in a wide pan, stirring constantly until it becomes rubbery. Remove the dough from the heat and knead it for a few minutes. When it cools the kids can play too!
Photo: Kevin Jarrett (Flickr)
This is a step by step tutorial for making the hand flower project from the April craft kit. Even if you didn’t pick up your April craft kit, you probably have the supplies on hand to make this easy project.
construction paper (various colors)
drinking straws or chenille stem (pipe cleaners)
Step by Step Instructions