When it snows, most people's thoughts turn to staying warm and cozy inside. But what if you don't want to stay in on a snow day? What can you do on a snow day? Here is a list of 10 fun things that will keep you entertained and happy even when the weather is frightful!
Snow Day Activities You Should Try
It doesn't matter if you love the snow or not, certain activities just make sense on a cold, snowy day. And while some of them may require a little bit of preparation, they're all worth it when you get to spend the day frolicking in the snow! Here are ten of our favorites:
- Go sledding!
This is a classic snow day activity for a reason - it's so much fun! If you don't have a sled, no worries! You can make a sled out of an old cardboard box. Just make sure to wear gloves so you don't get too cold. Build yourself a little ramp out of snow or use an existing hill to slide down. You can also ask someone to pull you through the snow.
- Make a snowman or snow fort.
This is another great activity for both kids and adults. Building a snowman is a classic winter activity that is sure to put a smile on your face. It's time to take out the carrots and scarves!
If you want to get a little more creative, try making a snow fort! You can make walls out of packed snow and even add some decorations. People in the Arctic have been living in snow houses for years, so why not give it a shot?
- Have a snowball fight.
This is the perfect activity if you're looking for a little bit of competition. Gather up some friends or family members and have a blast pelting each other with snowballs! Just make sure that everyone is wearing gloves and that no one gets too cold.
- Go ice skating.
This is a great activity to do if you live near an outdoor rink. Ice skating is a lot of fun and it's a great way to get some exercise. If you don't know how to skate, now is the time to learn! Make sure to get the right ice skates. Ill-fitting skates will give you blisters.
- Go cross-country skiing.
This is a great activity for people who love being in the outdoors. Cross-country skiing is a great workout and it's a lot of fun. You can find cross-country ski trails at most parks. This activity will need a bit of planning. Make sure to do your research and find the park you want to go to ahead of time. You might also want to call ahead to make sure there is enough snow to ski on.
- Go tubing.
This is another great activity for people who love being in the outdoors. Tubing is a great workout and it's a lot of fun. You can find tubing hills at most parks. You can also build your own tubing course if you have hills around our home.
- Have a picnic.
This is a great activity for people who dislike strenuous activities but still want to enjoy the outdoors. Having a picnic is a great way to enjoy the winter scenery and relax after a busy work week. Make sure to pack a blanket and some hot food. Hot chocolate is always a good idea!
- Go on a hike.
This is a great activity if you are looking for a challenge. Going on a hike on a normal day can be tough, but hiking in the snow is a real challenge. It is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the winter scenery but precautions must be taken. Hiking in the snow can be very dangerous. Make sure to dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. You might also want to pack a lunch or snacks. Also, make sure you don't get lost. Make sure someone knows where you're going and how long you'll be gone so they can notify the authorities if you get into trouble and don't return on time.
- Go sledding with your dog.
This is a great activity for people who have dogs. Most dogs love playing in the snow and sledding is a great way to let them burn off some energy. Just make sure that your dog is wearing a life jacket if you're going to be near open water. You'll also want to check their paws every so often. They also get frostbite, just like humans do.
- Have a movie marathon.
If you'd rather stay in the comfort of your own home, that's fine! You can have a movie marathon and watch all of your favorite winter movies. Make sure you have plenty of snacks and other treats on hand. Popcorn is always a good idea! You'll also want some extra blankets and a pillow or three.
These are just a few ideas for a snow day to get you started. The possibilities are endless when it comes to having fun in the snow. Just make sure to dress warmly and stay safe! We hope you have a great snow day!
Do you have any favorite snow day activities? Let us know in the comments below!
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