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With over two weeks left in winter, snow days remain a strong possibility. Kids will flush ice cubes down the toilet, wear their pajamas inside out and wish for a day off until the first day of spring rolls around. When a snow day inevitably comes (because, as we all know, ice cubes down the toilet are a fail-proof way to summon a snow day), it can be difficult to keep kids occupied for yet another day stuck at home. 

But, there is no need to worry because Girls Nite Live has you covered. Here are some engaging activities and crafts for your kids to do during their snowed-in day off!

1. Paper Snowflakes 

A snow-day classic, paper snowflakes are a durable and less cold substitution for the real thing. All you need are paper and scissors to create a winter wonderland in your living room. 

2. Snow Measuring Stick

See how much snow you got! Make a measuring stick, decorate it however you want, and stick it in your yard to keep track of the snowfall. Your local meteorologist might just thank you for doing their work for them.

3. DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs

Take your hot chocolate game to the next level. Make some delicious hot chocolate bombs like the ones from this Girls Nite Live program. They are equally entertaining and delicious, and perfect for a chilly day!

4. Snow Painting

Bring your snow day crafts outside! Grab a few spray bottles, fill them with water and food coloring, bundle up and have some fun painting in the snow.

5. Origami

Bring some color into your snow day with origami fireworks! All you need is paper (printer or origami) and GNL presenter Brinina’s instructions, and in less than 30 minutes you will have a beautiful origami firework.

6. Marshmallow Snowmen

Supplies for your marshmallow snowmen include marshmallows, chocolate (for the eyes, mouth, and arms), something to paint the chocolate onto the marshmallows with (like a clean paintbrush), and something thin to hold it all together (like a toothpick). Once combined, you will have miniature snowmen that will never melt… but might get eaten!

7. Friendship Bracelets

Spend your day off making matching bracelets for you and a friend. Watch this GNL episode with Sedona to learn how to make four different patterns of string bracelets: spiral, candy stripe, heart, and chevron.

8. Indoor Picnic

An indoor picnic may seem simple, but it adds some much-needed variety to your typical lunch break. All you need is a blanket and a little bag packed with goodies, and you and your kids can sit down and enjoy a picnic!

9. String Art

Calling all artists: spend your day making DIY string art with Riley and Taylor! Learn all the steps for making colorful string hearts in this fun episode of GNL.

10. Make Music

Another one for the artists: learn how to make your own song on GarageBand during your next snow day. Grab a pair of headphones and tune into this GNL Program where Grace will teach you the basics of digital music software.

These fun activities came from Girls Nite Live’s Creative Kids Workshops and articles from HGTV and Mommy Poppins. Make sure to check out those sources for even more fun activities that you can do to make the most out of your snow days!