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Don’t Get Bored During a Snow Storm

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Now that we’re in the heart of the winter season, people living in the northern states know they’re likely to be faced with a snow storm in the near future. A snow storm might not be much fun, but most people enjoy the inevitable snow days.

There are countless ways to spend the day when homebound due to a snow storm. When a snow day falls on a weekday, it’s even more important that you embrace the unexpected day off from work and school. If there’s something around the house that you always wish you had time to do, this is your opportunity to make it happen.

Enjoy a Peaceful Day Indoors During the Snow Storm

The snow storm outside might be frightful, but staying indoors and relaxing all day is definitely delightful. A snow day is the perfect excuse to take some time for yourself to unwind and do something that you genuinely enjoy such as:

  • Have an at-home spa day
  • Hold a video game tournament
  • Sleep in
  • Catch up on episodes of your favorite television shows
  • Call a friend or family member to catch up
  • Curl up with a good book
  • Put a yoga DVD in and channel your inner Zen
  • Do some online shopping
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Plan your next vacation to a tropical climate
  • Try out an interesting new recipe

Make your Snow Day Productive

If being cooped up in the house all day has left you feeling restless, apply some of that energy to organizing, cleaning, and decorating your living space with these snow day ideas from Apartment Therapy:

  • Rearrange a room
  • Clean out a junk drawer
  • Do the laundry
  • Perform a tough cleaning job that you’ve been avoiding
  • Cover a pillow
  • Explore new design blogs for redecorating inspiration

Activities for Children on a Snow Day

Every parent knows that kids can get rowdy on snow days if they’re bored. These activities for children from Better Parenting can entertain the whole family the next time a snow storm keeps you grounded:

  • Have a family talent show
  • Invent a new recipe, using the items inside your refrigerator
  • Build a snowman
  • Tell ghost stories
  • Play Simon Says
  • Bake cookies
  • Create a dance routine to a favorite song
  • Draw portraits of one another
  • Write letters to grandparents
  • Have an indoor picnic

Author: Laura Jerpi

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