Feb 01 2011

What to do with snow days!

Stuck in the house on (yet another!) snow day?! What in the world do you do to keep everyone entertained and not go crazy?! Share your ideas here...you can help!
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2/1/2011 2:23:33 PM
kathy yturria United States
kathy yturria
I hear all this about bad weather, I live in Corpus Christi Tx and we are about to get some ccooolllldddd weather, temp will drop to 26 and we are freaking out, so bless those people who go thru this all the time..
2/1/2011 2:26:22 PM
Hannah Joyce United States
Hannah Joyce
I'm a 15 year old girl who lives in Nebraska. We had a snow day today and so I got on facebook to get a few friends together to watch a movie at my place. We watched Disney movies ended up playing apples to apples, telestrations, and other board games. Laughing We all look forward to snow days, no school!!
2/1/2011 2:26:37 PM
Brenda United States
Brenda
Growing up in SD and raising our 3 girls there we had many opportunities to have snow days.  For older kids jig saw puzzles were a must and for the smaller kids cornstarch & water mixed together (a bowl for each one) makes goop & they would play for hours with the stuff at the kitchen table and clean up is just a dish cloth & water.  We now live in TX so not so many snow days(although today was a snow day in Lubbock)  haha
2/1/2011 2:29:13 PM
Robin United States
Robin
I plug in my earphones to KLOVE and turn up the volume on my laptop while trying to get ahead on homework.  Bickering is normal amongst my parents.  Sarcastic joking is also a norm.  It is hard to focus on that homework when all that is going on.  By plugging in KLove, I am transported into a positive peaceful world to enjoy myself and study.
2/1/2011 2:33:09 PM
Patricia United States
Patricia
Cover a card table with a sheet and make a tent to play and have a secret club house meeting.
2/1/2011 2:41:24 PM
Heather United States
Heather
Hi guys!  We're listening to you in CT...on a Westerly, RI station, and thanks for all you do!   It really grieves me to see/hear the attitude we can have as Christian parents when it comes to having our children home.  What kind of a message are we giving our kids and others around us when we whine about being "stuck at home" with our children?  Doesn't the Lord tell us that children are a blessing?  Sure, it can get crazy at times, but an occasional snow day should be considered a treasure of time to spend with those God has entrusted us with.  The time goes all too quickly.  School takes our children away for too many hours of the day as far as I'm concerned anyway!  Savor the time for memory-making.  There are tons of ideas to be found online...snow-caves to make, snow-ice to eat, etc!
Bless you all...a mom of 8
2/1/2011 2:45:51 PM
Clint United States
Clint
When I was a kid, whenever there was a snow day, I went out to shovel snow and make some money. Afterwards, I would make Calvin & Hobbes like snow sculptures. If it was too cold, I would do art projects using a variety of medium. While mentoring youth in the church I was in, reading a passage and having the kids make a scene depicting it was always great, as was doing the same for a song.
2/1/2011 2:53:34 PM
Mary Cluley United States
Mary Cluley
Organize family photos!  Get them all out and organize!  Then, begin scrapbooks to record your family history!
2/1/2011 3:01:24 PM
Miss Lisa United States
Miss Lisa
As a preschool teacher of close to 20 years and living in a snowy climate we found a few fun activities to pass the snowy days away with the children.
Outside activity: Rinse out several 1 gallon plastic milk containers. Label each with a number. Set the containers on an elevated area and have children make several snow balls. Have children try to knock over containers. Great Fun.
Outside activity: Find as many empty clean spray bottles, fill with water and in each add a different color food coloring. The children will love "painting the snow"! Remember mixing colors to make another color. Red and Blue make purple!!!
2/1/2011 3:09:40 PM
Stephanie United States
Stephanie
If you don't have power have a scavenger hunt around the house for stuff useful or for just the heck of it and then let the the winner choose and just keep letting the winner choose that way you never run out of ideas because someone else comes up with it
2/1/2011 3:12:16 PM
Courtney United States
Courtney
Me and my sister made little snacks as something to do. We made crackers with cheese and turkey but we used cookie cutters to shape the cheese and turkey.
2/1/2011 3:15:50 PM
Diana Franklin United States
Diana Franklin
I take advantage of the cold, rainy days our Lord allows by catching up on our home business paperwork and grading our children's school work.
2/1/2011 3:19:52 PM
Katie United States
Katie
I go to high school in the burbs of chicago, and we just found out this afternoon that we dont have school tomorrow. let me tell you, it was CRAZY at lunch with all the planning! I seriously got invited to about 5 sleepovers, and we decided to go hang out at our youth pastor's house for the night, so were all going over there later. I can't wait, it will be so cool. We always have a worship time, no matter what the occasion. I think that that might be the best way to have a snow day!
2/1/2011 3:33:08 PM
Eileen United States
Eileen
This was on a friend's Facebook page regarding the weather:

"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately." ~A.A. Milne

Winter will be over eventually Smile
2/1/2011 4:30:15 PM
Cynthia R United States
Cynthia R
Just got a late gift from Christmas (yikes!) $25 itune gift card= buy 25 Christian songs!Smile
2/1/2011 4:38:32 PM
Jim Eaker United States
Jim Eaker
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Smile OK, not very spiritual, but definitely looking forward to it!
2/1/2011 4:51:38 PM
Sarah United States
Sarah
I'm a high school student, and i am doing my english homework while listening to KLOVE! When im done, I am going to read the bible then SLEEP! Smile
2/1/2011 5:43:29 PM
samantha United States
samantha
i shovle the drive way and i clean off the trampoline. i also drink hot co-co. i listen to klove also. one tome i was getting the hot co-co maker with glass shaker in frount of it and they fell, the one didn't break, but the other did, and it broke on my TOE. other than that i have fun! Smile
2/1/2011 5:50:38 PM
Terry United States
Terry
Snow days are a great time to gather the family and plan future vacations whether they are to local attractions or to places far away.  It reminds us that the snow will pass and we will have warmer days ahead.
2/1/2011 5:52:57 PM
Elaina United States
Elaina
We had a snow day today, and my family and I looked at the families' old scrapbooks/baby books.  it was actualy realy, realy, fun!
2/1/2011 6:04:17 PM
Marie United States
Marie
On those cold snow days. Get out the recipe books and have the kids 2+ help make cookies, soup or bread. It might take a lot longer but the bonding is awesome and they just might learn something. Make sure your share the measuring cups and who puts in and who measures according to their ability level. The heat of the oven also helps to take the chill off on the negative temperature days. There is also board games, reading, and writing letters to relatives or friends.
2/1/2011 6:21:12 PM
Karen United States
Karen
You know that Valentine's Day is coming up soon.  You can make cards for a widow or older person in your neighborhood, at church or at a nursing home.  You can give them a Valentine's Day card that reminds about how much they are loved by God.  Smile  People always love homemade cards.
2/2/2011 7:35:36 AM
LeAnn Reynolds United States
LeAnn Reynolds
My kids came up with this idea by themselves. We have a large dry-erase board, and one of the kids will secretly draw something on the board with the head missing on the top, then another kid will hold it up to them with their head in the place where the head is missing on the drawing, facing out, and the child holding the board cannot look down at the picture. They have to ask the other kids questions about what they are. Basically, it is a quess what I am game.  The kids really have fun and get excited about it. They child behind the board has to ask at least 5 questions about themselves, before the other kids will start giving them hints.  My children are truly a blessing from GOD and most of the time they get along well, but even they need time away from each other once in a while.
2/2/2011 12:35:56 PM
paige United States
paige
im 15 and i live in killeen tx. right now we got no snow days but this is freezing! its 23 right now. i used to live in wisconsin and we had a bunch of snow days. but since im homeschooled i have to do work everydayFrown haha but when i had a snowday we would chill in the house or go sledding!

ps. sorry scott but go packers!!
2/2/2011 5:59:57 PM
Teekey United States
Teekey
I live in MN and I was hoping to get hit by the thundersnow, but alas, more school for me.
2/3/2011 1:19:13 PM
Laura United States
Laura
Living in El Paso we dont get snow days very often. Last time it was this cold was around 1985. We always make out the best of these snowy days, and we thank God that we get to enjoy them.
2/4/2011 2:38:29 PM
linn wills United States
linn wills
When I was young, living on a farm in Kansas with two younger brothers.  When we had a snow day, my Mom would make doughnuts.  Real, raised and glazed doughnuts.  It kept us busy at least 4 hours and at least that much clean-up time.  We're talking 5-6 dozen doughnuts, hanging all over the kitchen, on broom and mop handles, dripping after frying and glaze everywhere!  What a wonderful memory and it has become a tradition.  On the frst snow, first good snow, stay-home snow, I make doughnuts with my kids.  Thank-you KLOVE, you have help to sustain me for over 30 years now.  I love your music.  Linn Wills in Hungry Horse Montana
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