Hey Friends –
The kids have been hoping, praying, flushing ice cubes down the toilet in anticipation of a day off of school…and early this morning we learned their wish came true!
Rather than dealing with bored, fighting kids who whine about wanting to watch TV and use screens all day—I tried to be a bit more proactive.
The result — Snow Day Shuffle!
And friends, we are having a BLAST!
First, I created a Snow Day Shuffle Board on the computer, while they were outside building a snow fort, of course. You can print one here Snow day Shuffle Card
The board looks similar to a BINGO board. I filled the squares with fun things to do, inside and outside (but not involving TV/screen stuff). Activities like—
- Color a snow day picture
- Read a book
- Make your bed
- Drink hot chocolate
- Get some indoor exercise
- Play Snow Day Bingo
- Make a Snow Day craft
- Play checkers with your brother/sister
I pulled out a Snowman rubber stamp, and printed off a Snow Day Shuffle Board for each kid.
When the kids came inside, I told them all about the Snow Day Shuffle idea. And, of course, the best part (to them!) ~ if they fill their board, they win a prize!
Then I went to town printing downloadables off of the computer.
- I made a Snow Day Bingo (click here),
- Snow Day color sheets (click here),
- Snow Day Crossword puzzles (click here) and more!
- More Snow Day ideas on my Pinterest board
The kids are busy coloring igloos and penguins right now. Our Snow Day Shuffle is working! Yippee!
Update: now that my kids are “tweens” I’ve updated the Snow Day Shuffle board. Here’s a new and improved Snow Day Shuffle board card. You can print yours here: Snow day pdf
What about for you…do you have any tips for Snow Day success? Share your tips with me please!
Gotta run…it’s almost time for our Snow Day BINGO to start. I better get out the colorful M & M’s (our markers for the BINGO board).
Have an AMAZING week filled with many fun, family moments!
P.S. My two little girls just headed upstairs to help each other make their beds. I’m not making this up! Woo Hoo! Can every day be a Snow Day?