Beat the Boredom on a Snow Day

Snow Day Activities

Here in the Northeast, it’s *supposed* to be winter right now. Wherever you may be reading this post from, it’s likely not a normal December temperature -save, say Colorado or Hawaii.

I’m expecting January to March-ish to be pretty typical – cold, dreary, and snowy. I’ve been mentally preparing myself for some long days stuck indoors due to the weather. (Side note – I have no problems properly dressing myself and my toddler to venture outdoors, but I’m a bit apprehensive to do it with a three month old baby as well.)

Also, and I’m sure many of you can relate, my toddler has energy to spare and needs to be able to run and move every single day. I tried to find several activities that accomplish this and also manage to introduce them to a “special” activity that I’d pull out on a snow day.

I’ve rounded up a few creative ways to beat the boredom on a snow day (or, just any day where you’re stuck inside). Let us know what you think in the comments!

-Sometimes we need a change of scenery in the house, and when that happens I like to put my son in the bath to play. Here’s a fun way to paint in the tub with shaving cream.

shaving cream

-Have a roll of this road tape on hand to create some awesome tracks all over your floors and walls.

play tape

Balloon tennis sounds so fun! I know this one will keep my toddler occupied for a long time.

balloon tennis

-A craft and an activity in one? Count us in. This easy to make ring toss game would be a hit in my house for sure.

ring toss

A balloon rocket is just the thing to hold my toddler’s attention – bonus points for being easy to make!

rocket

-My toddler is just starting to discover marbles. By cutting some pool noodles, he has a field day racing the marbles over and over!

marble

-I have a HUGE roll of this builder’s paper from some home renovations – it’s great to roll out on the floor and let him go nuts with crayons, markers, and stickers. The novelty of the big brown paper instead of his coloring books seems to keep his attention for a bit.

road

-And when all else fails, make a stair slide.

slide

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Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (www.littleoldhome.com).

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