Kids have the day off from school? Here's a few things you can do to keep them entertained before they start claiming they're bored.

1. Go Out to Breakfast or Lunch

Normally everyone is at work or school at this time. Seeing as school (or for some lucky adults) or work is closed, you might as well grab a delicious bite to eat that you don't have to worry about putting together. This is a great time to catch up with the family and see what everyone has been up to.

2. Go Shopping or See a Movie

Any excuse to shop is a good one, and a snow day is no exception. Now you have time to get a heads start on the spring clothes shopping (even though spring is probably the furthest from your mind with all this snow). Maybe take back that sweater you got for Christmas that you know you're never going to wear. Running errands doesn't sound like the funnest thing to do on a snow day, but hey at least you can get those things done, and cross them off that never-ending "to do" list.
Don't feel like running errands or shopping? Why not see a movie? Tickets will be cheaper if you plan on going during the day for one of the matinee shows.

3. Be a Kid with Your Kids and Play in the Snow

Don't feel like traveling in the snow? No problem. Get all bundled up with kids and go outside with them. Be honest... When's the last time you let loose and acted like a kid? Playing in the snow is the perfect opportunity to do this. And don't worry, we're not judging you. Actually, we're a little jealous, we want to go out and play in the snow, too. Build a snowman (the snow from this last storm is perfect for that), or make snow angels, or even a snow fort.

4. Crafts Inside

Too cold outside? Don't like playing in the snow? That's fine. You can find TONS of fun and interesting crafts that are perfect for the whole family. You can even find science experiments that have to deal with the snow (just because it's a snow day, doesn't mean the kids don't have to learn anything). Just do a quick google search looking up "easy crafts" or "snow day experiments" and you'll find a never-ending list of things you and your family can do.

5. Make Dinner Together

Wrap up your snow day adventures by having the whole family help out with dinner. Find something that's easy enough to do, but will be fun for everyone. Maybe make something you've never made before. Getting a cookbook out or finding a recipe online that's new to everyone could be a lot of fun to try out.

No matter what you end up doing today, we hope you and your kids have a wonderful snow day. And if you're one of the lucky ones that still had to go to school or work, don't worry winter's not over yet. You may still get your chance to stay home before spring arrives.



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