When your children are home from school, snowflakes are falling from the skies outside and the last thing you want to do is watch them spend the day on a tablet or cell phone, what can you do? Indoor family activities are the perfect way to connect with each other and enjoy time away from work and school during a snow day.

Creative Indoor Family Activities for Your Next Snow Day

  1. Board Games and Puzzles: Board games like chess and checkers, along with puzzles, are a great way to have fun as a family and use your brain on a snowy day. If you have enough children and family members, you could even organize a small chess or checkers tournament over the course of the day or weekend.
  2. Scavenger Hunt: While you could set up an elaborate planned scavenger hunt, a spur-of-the-moment one can be just as fun. One of the easiest indoor family activities is simply having your children go find different objects around the house. From special toys to objects in different colors or shapes, there are numerous ways to make a scavenger hunt fun and have it serve the dual purpose of encouraging your child’s critical thinking skills.
  3. Get Creative: Do you have a budding artist in the family? One of the most fun indoor family activities for a snow day is rolling out a large sheet of paper and allowing your children to use crayons, markers or paint to decorate it. For example, if your son loves toy cars, encourage him to draw streets and a city to drive them on.
  4. Have a Movie Marathon: Is there a certain series of movies that your family loves? Watch every film in the franchise over the course of your snow day, taking breaks in between for a little physical activity or a healthy snack. You could also allow each of your children to choose one movie to watch and end the day with a film the entire family loves.

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