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Yay, it’s a snow day!” said no mom ever. The kids are overjoyed but all you can think about is how stir crazy everyone is going to be by noon. We empathize and we’re here to offer some fun ideas to keep the kids happily entertained. Arts and crafts, cooking and baking, iPads and movies, board games and books are good options but let’s take it up a notch.
 
Amazon Proves to be the Best Thing Ever… Again
Have some extra Amazon boxes laying around from the holidays? Make your own truck complete with a snow plow or flip some boxes upside down and make your own restaurant tables or indoor picnic.
 
Indoor Obstacle Course
Pillows, hopscotch with painters tape, ball pit, jumprope, blanket tunnels, and couch climbing is all fair game!
 

Marshmallow Snowmen and Hot Chocolate Party
This is always a good idea for a snowy day. Spending time with the kids in the kitchen is a fun, messy option but skip the brownie mix that will only kill 3 minutes! Grab some large marshmallows and a lollipop stick, bamboo sticks, or straws. Stick 3 marshmallows together, melt some chocolate chips and use some clean paint brushes to paint eyes, a nose, smile, buttons, stick arms- whatever their little hearts desire. Make some hot cocoa and enjoy!

Never Too Cold for SNOW-Ice Cream!
This recipe is a personal snow storm favorite. It is tried and true and a super easy way to have fun without having to bundle up and go outside. Open your door and grab some fresh snow and some ingredients you’ll definitely have in the house. Here is the recipe for Snow Ice Cream.
 
Snowball Scavenger Hunt
Make snowballs with crumpled paper and plastic wrap or cotton and tube socks. Hide them around the house. Create (or print out) clues. Distribute them so that one clue leads to another. Place a “treasure” or treat at the final destination. Make a bunch and have an indoor snowball fight!
 
Valentine’s Day Prep
It’s never too early for the kids to start writing their Valentine’s Day cards. Grab some construction paper and get creative!
 
Movie Trivia
After a fun-filled morning, take the afternoon and wind down with some good ol’ movies. Print out some movie trivia for kids  HEREHERE or HERE.
 
Great Learning Websites for Kids
funbrain.com
kids.nationalgeographic.com
pbskids.org
starfall.com
seussville.com
storylineonline.net
abcya.com
 
Drop-In Gyms
If the snowpocalypse doesn’t dump as much snow as expected, here are some great drop-ins for the kids to expend their energy. Please call to make sure they’re open before you go!
Get Air– Open Jump & Toddler Time, Stamford
Great Play– Open Gym, Stamford
Chelsea Piers
Kids U (Stamford or Port Chester)
Pump It Up– Open Jump, Norwalk
Sky Zone– Toddler Time, Norwalk
Tumble Jungle, Norwalk
Bowlmor (bowling)

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