YES PLEASE! But wait, what do I do with the kids?
Think back to your nostalgic days of being a kid and hearing or seeing your school name on the list of closed schools for the day, and share that excitement with your kids!
Teach the kids that this was a gift!
Teach them to go back to bed and read a book a little longer, or even just lay there and do nothing! (it will buy you at least an extra 10 minutes of closed eyed mommy/daddy time)
But wait, seriously what do I do with the kids?
Make a huge deal about breakfast! Make pancakes, eggs, french toast- even fire up some bacon!
After you are done, get all of the comforters off the beds and make up a cozy nest to watch a snowy movie, or a family favorite! This will leave plenty of time for you to clean up breakfast and get yourself ready for a day of fun, or accomplish anything else you need to get done.
- Snowball fight
- Snow walk
- Look for animal prints in the snow – try to identify them!
- Build a fort
- Build a snowman
When it is time to come inside and warm up, teach your kids to stomp their feet and shake their little bodies before they come in. This way a lot of the snow stuck to them will come off outside instead of getting your floors soaking wet.
Also, no matter what age, teach your kids to bring their clothes to the dryer, or hang them up in a designated spot. This will train your kids to always do it when they come in from playing in the snow. This can apply to any routine when coming in and out of the entry way.
While you make up lunch or make hot chocolate have the kids use the blankets to make a fort to eat in (snow days are special days). Lay down the rules with what they can and cannot use to help make their fort, otherwise the beautiful lamp that Great Aunt Suzy left you could be in pieces on the floor. YIKES!
Now, here is the thing, depending on the age of your kids you may be fine with them watching a show or playing a game on the console, BUT there are other things they can do to hit their creative side.