7 Super Fun Snow Day Activities!

It’s January and that usually means snow in Northern Virginia. We have yet to get enough to be snowed in, or really even to play in. But that doesn’t mean it’s not on its way! Whether you are snowed inside or wishing for snow, I have some super fun snowmen themed activities to keep the kids entertained.  As see on Good Morning Washington, you can see the full segment and get the tutorials below.

Good Morning Washington Feature

1. Snowmen Footprint Artwork

This makes an adorable winter craft and a special keepsake!

What You Need

  • Blank Canvas
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Sharpie Markes
  • Stickers and ribbon to decorate

How To

  • Paint your canvas the color of your desired background. We went with a bright blue for a nice winter scene. Let dry for 1 hour.
  • Paint your child’s foot with white paint and have them stand directly on the canvas, lifting straight up after pressing for 5 seconds.
  • Repeat for as many snowmen as you’d like or leave room for your other children’s footprint. Let dry for 1 hour.
  • Once completely dry, dress up your snowmen with sharpie markers. You can add faces, hats, scarfs, and personalize each one.
  • We added ribbon with hot glue to the back of the canvas to hang. We also added some snowflake stickers. You could paint or draw snowflakes on as well.

2. Sparkle Snow Doh

This craft is perfect for when your little one is wishing for snow, or if it’s too cold to play outside.

What You Need

  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 Tbs of Cream of Tartar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 TBS of vegetable oil
  • White glitter

How To

  • Combine dry ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Add liquid ingredients and mix again.
  • Turn on the burner to low and mix until the mixture is very thick.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Add glitter and knead until well mixed. You can add any color of glitter you’d like. We did white and a little gold.
  • Store play doh in an air tight container or plastic bag.

3. DIY Snow Globe

Create your own winter scene with this fun and simple craft!

What You Need

  • Clear glass jar
  • Hot glue
  • Miniature items for your scene
  • Glitter
  • Water

How To

  • Start by hot gluing the mason jar insert to the lid itself. If not using a mason jar lid skip this step.
  • Hot glue your miniature items onto the inside of the lid
  • Fill the jar with water and glitter. You can use as much glitter as you’d like. We even used a bit of fake snow.
  • Put the lid on the jar, as normal. You can also do another layer of hot glue before screwing on the lid.
  • Shake and admire your adorable winter snow globe!


4. Snowman Tic Tac Toe

This is so very simple and easy to take on the go, too!

What You Need

  • Canvas (I used 8×10, but any size will do)
  • Washi tape
  • Flat marbles
  • Stickers
  • Sharpies

How To

  • Divide your board using a ruler and the washi tape.
  • Stick or hot glue your items to each set of marbles. I used cute stickers from Michaels.
  • Decorate as you see fit with sharpies.


5. Sock Snowman 

Have fun making a snowman indoors! This is an easy craft to do in bulk. You can make a whole family of snowmen!

What You Need

  • Rice
  • Rubber bands
  • Hot Glue
  • Buttons or felt balls
  • White sock and colored sock
  • Ribbon

How To

  • Fill the sock with rice (it takes more than you’d think). The amount of rice needed depends on the size of your snowman.
  • Once your sock is filled, tie the top with a rubber band.
  • Tie another rubber band 3/4 from the way to the top of the snowman, making a head. Shape the way you like.
  • Using a marker or paint, create a face.
  • Using the hot glue, glue the buttons or felt balls on, followed by a scarf.
  • Take the colored sock and cut at the heel. Place on the snowman to make a hat. Again, shape as you like. I also used hot glue to secure the hat in place.

6. Snowmen Pops

After a day of crafting, you will surely be in need of a treat! These are delicious to eat and fun to make!

What You Need

  • Any type of round cookies
  • White chocolate
  • Candies and sprinkles to decorate. You can use orange candy for the nose or orange icing.
  • Icing
  • Decorating Pens
  • Wax paper
  • Lolipop sticks

How To

  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave. Stop to stir every 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Insert lolipop stick in the icing part of the cookie.
  • Dip each cookie in the chocolate, covering completely.
  • If using hard candy for noses, plant nose on the cookie before it drys.
  • Set cookies on wax paper and place in the fridge to dry.
  • Once dry, use icing or icing pens to create snowmen faces
  • Enjoy!

7. Hot Chocolate Bar

Making a hot chocolate bar is one of our favorite things to do in the winter. We do this often and it is fun to switch up the toppings!

What You Need

  • Toppings completely vary depending on what your family likes
  • A few toppings we like are Rolo’s, M&M’s, peppermint shavings, chocolate covered spoons, & marshmallows
  • Individual bowls for toppings, spoons, and fun cups
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • A cute sign – get one here and here

How To

  • Set up toppings in the bowls
  • Set out your cute sign
  • Invite friends and family to fill up and top off as they see fit!

I hope you and your family enjoy the winter season! What is something you and your family like to do during a snow day?

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