What to do on a snow day, snow day activities for children and adults, sliding, snowman, alternatives to sleds, build an igloo


Our intern Hannah has compiled a list of activities children and adults can enjoy on snow days close to home. Here’s hoping you find this on a day that has lots of snow and you’re all safely at home! Enjoy!  Editor


1. How to build a snowman

If you or your kids have never built a snowman but you want to learn how this is perfect for you! Or maybe you just want to perfect your snowman or snow-women building skills! No child should grow up without building a snowman! Check this out–How to build a snowman.

2. How to build a Snow-fort

You can’t have a snowball fight without a snow-fort! Snow-forts are fun for all ages. And there are so many different forts you can build! You can make caves, walls and even an igloo! Check this out- How to build a Snow-fort.

3. How to have a snowball fight

Are you a pro at snowball fights? Or do you need to become one? Snowball fights are a classic and fun time to spend outside and in the snow. No matter what, you’re sure to have a blast. Be sure to check out these tips and tricks- How to snowball fight.

4. How to dress for warmth and safety to play in the cold or snow

Are you wanting to go outside and play? If you’re unsure about what to wear when going outside in this freezing weather then this video explains how to dress for warmth. And hopefully, show you a few new tricks so you can be prepared for the next time you go out to play. While you’re at it, for the neck gap — check out this video on how to wear a blanket scarf, and how to tie a scarfHow to tie a scarf for guys.

5. How to build an authentic igloo

Building an igloo takes time, effort and a game plan. If you can brave the cold, then this is just for you. The end results are amazing. So if you need a new plan or want to learn how, check this out–How to build an authentic igloo.

6. How to steer a sled

Every child should go sledding. Every adult should too! Sledding is simply one of, in my opinion, the best way to enjoy the snow! Have you ever looked into how to steer a sled? Apparently, there is a certain knack to it! If you’re interested- Check it out!-How to steer a sled. If you see one of these at a yard sale or thrift store, you might consider using a toboggan (not a hat) to slide on. You can sit a few people on it. The first person does the steering. We could not find a video of people sliding with it. If you have one, please share! Check out the features of a toboggan.

7. Things you can use to slide in the snow

So is it snowing? Are you craving to go sledding? But then, wait…Where is your sled? If you don’t have a sled, there are a few alternatives. Keep in mind that you can’t steer with them, so be sure to use these only in places where you won’t end up falling off a steep incline, hitting a wall or tree!

Alternatives to Sleds, Saucers and Toboggans:

  • the lid to your trash can
  • a black trash bag
  • a beach board
  • a boogie board
  • a laundry basket
  • a sheet, and
  • a kiddy pool!
  • a cardboard box

So there are seven things you can do or learn to do on a snow day or after school in the snow. Please share your ideas for snow day activities! We’d love to hear about them. Happy winter!