50 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained During a Blizzard

Wondering what to do with the kids during the bad weather, here are 50 ways to keep your kids entertained.

  1. Indoor Ice Skating
  2. Balloon Volleyball
  3. Build a Fort
  4. Edible Winter Forest
  5. Do some modern art
  6. Make bird feeders from recyclables
  7. Race paper airplanes
  8. Indoor “snowball” fight with balled up socks.
  9. Have a beach day. In the living room.
  10. Hot Cocoa Bar
  11. Read lots of stories
  12. Make a pot of homemade soup and read storybooks about soup while you wait for it to simmer.
  13. Play dough bakery
  14. Winter tree painting
  15. Scratch art Valentines
  16. Build a mini movie theater for stuffed animals
  17. Puffy paint snowflakes in the microwave
  18. Make a beautiful window display
  19. Make your own paint
  20. Fill up some busy bags
  21. Make a shadow puppet theater
  22. Snowflake suncatchers
  23. Paint up some story stones and take turns telling stories
  24. Open a pretend pizzeria
  25. Make smoothies and drink them up with silly mustache straws
  26. Make your own cherry blossoms
  27. Have a birthday party for your favorite teddy bear
  28. Living room picnic
  29. Try a game of carpet golf
  30. Build a cardboard city
  31. Open a pretend ice cream shop — bring in a container of snow for “ice cream”
  32. Newspaper play structures
  33. Marshmallow and toothpick sculptures
  34. Snow filled sensory bin
  35. Play in a laundry basket
  36. Use masking tape for roads and blocks for buildings — a town for toy cars to explore
  37. Open a pretend flower shop
  38. Write a letter or put together a package for a faraway friend
  39. Do puzzles together
  40. Printable play space for small toys
  41. Paint with water on a chalkboard
  42. Take a mini-vacation without leaving your house
  43. Living room dance party
  44. Printable bird house play set
  45. Make friendship necklace kits to give to friends
  46. Create an awesome remote
  47. Make an easy fishing game
  48. Bake cookies together
  49. Make a marble run
  50. Make ice ornaments

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35 Snowman Crafts ideas while staying in the warm!

I know there is a lot of snow predicted for my friends across the pond, so as advised please stay safe, only go out if you really need to otherwise stay in the warm with your family.

Here are a few Snowman Craft ideas that can get your little ones involved in all from the safety of the warm indoors.

35 Creative and Fun Snowman art craft food ideas

35 Creative and Fun Snowman art craft food ideas

 

 

DIY Snowman Decorations & Crafts

Paper plate snowman & cup reindeer   age5 7 age3 5  Craft Classes Christmas Crafts

Paper plate snowman craft

Holiday DIY: Yarn Pom Snow People

Snowman with Wool / Yarn  idea via blog.hwtm.com

Pinecone Snowman

Pinecone Snowman  Craft idea via funfamilycrafts

Marsh-mellow Snowman Craft idea via notimeforflashcards.com

Paper Lantern Snowman  idea via alittledelightful.com

Flower Pot Snowman craft   idea via craftown.com

Sock snowman  idea via thenshemade.com

Wood Snowman Ornaments make the perfect Christmas Craft for kids! | MomOnTimeout.com #christmas #craft

Craft Stick Snowman  idea via momontimeout.com

 

 

The Snowman Refrigerator from Andrew and Hillary

Shredded Paper Snowman from Baby Center

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Snowman Ornaments

 Light Bulb Snowmen

Light Bulb Snowman Ornament idea via ladywiththeredrocker.com

Icecream stick snowman ornament  idea via funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.in

Craft-Stick Snow Clan Holiday Ornaments idea via spoonful.com

Sew on hanger

Stuffed Snowman ornament with buttons and ribbons via mel-designs.typepad.com

Tea Light Snowman Ornament

Tealight Snowman ornament  idea via pagingfunmums.com

Bottle Cap Ornaments

Bottle cap Snowman Ornament  idea via yesterdayontuesday.com/

Handprint Snowman ornament  idea via craftingmom.com

Recycled Key Snowman Ornaments - CraftsbyAmanda.com

Recycled Keys festive snowman ornaments idea via craftsbyamanda.com

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Snowman Art ideas 

 Snowman Card & Christmas Crafts  DIY card Christmas Crafts

Make a snowman craft card using bottle caps to print

Q-Tip Pointillism Snowman art  idea via puttisworld.blogspot.com

Make a shaving cream snowman craft  idea via oopseydaisyblog.com

Thumbprint Snowman  idea via funhandprintart.blogspot.in

Chalk Pastel Snowman on skies

fingerprint snow globe snowman craft

Finger print snowglobe  art  idea via sassydealz.com

 Snowman Nail Art idea via thatleanne.blogspot.in

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Snowman Food Decoration ideas

Snowman Cheese Cucumber Tomato sandwich  idea via creative-food.blogspot.in

Snowman pop using donuts  idea via simplydesigning.net

Icecream Cone Snowman  idea via ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com

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Bento Box Snowman idea via meetthedubiens.com

Snowman Pops – No frosting   idea via kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.in

Snowman Pizza  idea via deliacreates.com

Snowman on a Stick – apple, banana, grape, pretzels, chocolate chips idea seen at how-do-it.info

Tap slides for full view

Snowman Oreo Pops idea via .trusper.com

Egg Snowman

Snowman Egg Salad via roxyskitchen.com

Winter Fantasy Cupcakes Recipe

Snowman Cupcake with sugar frosting

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Frozen Paint Art for kids

Its really really cold here and there is nothing better than getting outside for a brisk walk but not when its raining as well. So how about some winter crafts that you can do with your little one inside?

I really like the look of this, messy but fun at the same time!

Aluminum Foil Frozen Paint Art in Preschool

Set-up is super easy – just freeze paint in ice cube trays overnight and add popsicle sticks for easy handling.  I used vibrant fluorescent colored biocolor paint. I love this paint – it’s shiny, adheres to lots of surfaces with great coverage yet cleans easily off the kids hands. (I’m NOT affiliated with the paint or company in the link – just genuinely a fan!)

I provided my preschoolers with aluminum foil to paint on versus paper because I thought it would be better with the melting paint cubes and it would provide a different experience for them to explore as well. 

It was a hit.

They LOVED feeling the squishy, melting paint on their hands. The sticks were ditched pretty quickly.  Even as they giggled over how cold the paint felt, they coated their hands with it. It was a wonderful sensory experience for them.

They mixed colors,

made handprints and 

traced designs with their fingertips,

and just enjoyed the process of it all. 

Our finished products may not be much to look at 

from an outsider but to us they are true works of art.

Super cheap and easy, see more projects here.