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Snow Days are Here!

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…

  1. Play in the snow. Do you wanna build a snowman? Here’s a great how-to video.
  2. Come inside and warm up with hot chocolate (don’t forget the marshmallows.)
  3. May your own play dough.
  4. Play board games or legos together.
  5. Ever heard of Snow Ice Cream? Great for freshly fallen snow.
  6. Look for more fun things to do on the APIA Pinterest Boards:
  7. Bake cookies together or make some other fun recipe.
  8. Play in the snow again.
  9. Warm up inside taking turns on the Make a Snowflake Website.
  10. Make a blanket fort.

Stay warm & have fun!

Photo: Tony Crider (Flickr)

Register to Receive Updates for School Closures and Delays

SnowDayIt is important to know when schools close or have delayed openings because of weather or other emergencies. You may sign up to receive alerts via email, texts and other messages. Please check the list below for the school system your host children go to and follow the link to register. If your children go to a private school, check with your host family to find out if they follow the county closings or not.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools – Register HERE (email is free, text there is a fee)

Montgomery County Public Schools – Register HERE

Prince George’s County Public Schools – Register HERE


Photo: Lookatmyhappyrainbow.com

First Day of Winter

Stashabella on FlickrDecember 22 is the first day of winter.

Animals handle cold winter weather in a variety of ways. Some travel to a warmer climate. Others grow thicker fur coats so they can stay warm and active during the winter. Many animals hibernate during the coldest weather – they spend the warmer months eating and storing as much body fat as they can and then live off this extra weight as they sleep.

Au pairs *** do not *** hibernate this winter-call a new au pair or someone you haven’t met yet and go get a hot chocolate.

Photo: Stashabella (Flickr)

What is Maryland Like?

Where is Maryland?
Maryland is on the East Coast of the US, south of Pennsylvania and north of Virginia & Washington, DC.

md on map

What time is it in Maryland?
Maryland is Eastern, Daylight-Saving Time (View current time here)

What’s the weather like in Maryland?
Maryland has a fairly moderate climate and we experience all four seasons.  The warmest month is usually July, with average temperatures in the upper 80s Fahrenheit (30 Celsius.)  During our coldest month, January, temperatures can go down to the low 20s Fahrenheit (-6 Celsius. )  View current Maryland weather here.