Bright ideas for snow-day play

Winter vacation is filled with of the promise of fun and relaxation. But for many parents a question looms: How do you keep everyone entertained during all that free time?

Anticipating that challenge, we turned to Pinterest to find ideas that captivate kids, and give moms and dads a little breather.

Here are some of our favorites:

Paint the snow.

A great blend of art and outdoor play. Bonus? Fresh air encourages a good night’s sleep!

Make bird feeders.

Be sure to hang them near a window so kids can see their handiwork in action.

Design potato head snowmen.

Give those accessories new life – and your snowmen a fun twist!

Blow bubbles (and watch them freeze).

Because, how cool is that?

Create colored ice art.

So fun to create, and beautiful to look at all winter long.

Have a snow day dance party.

Turn the music up, and get down. It’s a great way to lift everyone’s spirits and burn off some energy.

Ideas for When You’re Snowed In with Kids

There’s nothing quite like a snow day to get kids up and out of bed earlier than almost any other day of the year. Even the sleepiest of sleepyheads can’t seem to resist the promise of an unexpected, school-free day.

But once the initial thrill wears off, how do you keep your kids entertained during all that free time (and divert their attention from the television)? With no chance to prep activities, snow days can mean a whole lot of extra stress for busy parents.

Fortunately, we’re no strangers to snow days here in New Hampshire so we’ve collected tons of ideas from Pinterest for creative crafts and activities. Here are some of our favorites:

Kids Get Crafty: Ice Ornaments

Snowball Target Practice from

Snowball Target Practice

How to Build an Igloo from

Find more ideas for winter activities in our Fun Kids’ Projects board on Pinterest.