With winter comes the possibility of snow anytime, which means your kids’ school could be closed. If your children are home for the day, you will need a way to entertain them. Art projects can be a fun way to keep your kids occupied and spend some quality family time together.
Painting is a fun snow day activity. When you are cooped up inside watching the snow fall outside the windows, you and your kids can experiment with bright, pastel, or neon paints on canvas or paper. Kids enjoy painting their favorite places, things, characters, friends, or family members. Even if your kids doubt their artistic abilities, they can still have fun. Have them dip their hands in paint and make handprints, or show them how to make abstract paintings by dipping and swirling paint. Experiment with sponges to create textured masterpieces, or paint designs with stencils.
You and your kids can have fun on a snow day by throwing a masquerade party. Cut out masks and help your kids decorate them with markers, paint, glitter, feathers, or other materials you have at home. They can disguise themselves as their favorite characters from TV, movies, or books; animals; famous people; or anything else they can imagine.
Many kids enjoy making jewelry. All you need are some wire, beads, pendants, and gems that you can get from a craft store. Show your kids how to string beads together to make necklaces and bracelets that they can show off when they return to school.
Make a family scrapbook with pictures of fun things you have done together. Dig out your photo albums and pick out your favorite pictures from vacations, trips to the beach, birthday parties, holidays, or just fun times at home. Assemble them into a book that everyone can enjoy.
It is likely that your kids will stay home from school at least once this winter because of snow. Be prepared with some simple materials, and you can keep your children entertained and make the most of your time at home.