Ok itâ€™s the two words during the winter time that every working parent dreads – snow day! We might have one tomorrow but itâ€™s always a fun and interesting day and the kids seem so excitedâ€¦.
Now what?? Itâ€™s the question many moms and dads are askingâ€¦.Who stays home, where do the kids go â€“ what do they DO ALL DAY??? Donâ€™t panic â€“ here are my top 10 suggestions:
1.Â Â Â Â Â Of courseÂ – send them outside in the snow
2.Â Â Â Â Â Have them help you shovel
3.Â Â Â Â Â Make snow cones â€“ please only use fresh fallen snow as tempting as it might be for kids to grab any old snowÂ â€“ grab paper cups and sprinkle maple syrup over it
4.Â Â Â Â Â When they come in 10 minutes after ideas 1 through 3 (ha, ha) do the hot chocolate thing
5.Â Â Â Â Â Bake cookies, brownies, anything!
6.Â Â Â Â Â I usually head to my gift closet and see what I have that they can â€œopenâ€ â€“ yes I now have a closet in the downstairs hallway that I call the gift closet where I store presents â€“ thatâ€™s a whole other post! But usually itâ€™s craft items I stock up on for days like this.
7.Â Â Â Â Â Are there neighborhood kids that can walk over for an impromptu play date?
8.Â Â Â Â Â Popcorn and a movie will keep them entertained for a few hours
9.Â Â Â Â Â Letâ€™s play clean our room â€“ this might only work with younger kids! But you can offer prizes
10.Â Ask them what they want to play and whether itâ€™s a board game, Wii or a card game â€“ take time with the kids and have fun