Friday, December 11, 2009

Snow Day Shuffle!!

Thank you for your very encouraging words and prayers after my December 10th post. I am overwhelmed by your love and grace. I intend to share more about that later, but after yesterday's heavy post, I decided to lighten up the mood a bit! :)

It's a Snow Day today!! The kids have been hoping for a day off of school all week...and today their wish came true!!

Rather than dealing with bored, fighting kids that whine about wanting to watch TV all day ~ I tried to be a bit more proactive. The result...Snow Day Shuffle!! And we are having a BLAST!!

First, I created a Snow Day Shuffle Board on the computer (while they were outside building a snow fort). The board looks similar to a BINGO board. I filled the squares with fun things to do, inside and out (but not involving TV). Activities like....

* Color a snow day picture
* Read a book
* Make your bed
* Drink hot chocolate
* Get some indoor exercise
* Play Snow Day Bingo
* Make a Snow Day craft
* Play checkers with your brother/sister

I pulled out a Snowman rubber stamp, and printed off a Snow Day Shuffle Board for each kid. When the kids came inside, I told them all about the Snow Day Shuffle idea. And, of course, the best part (to them!) ~ if they fill their board, they win a prize!!

Then I went to town printing off downloadables off of the computer.
I made a Snow Day Bingo (click here),
Snow Day color sheets (click here),
Snow Day Crossword puzzles (click here) and more!
The kids are busy coloring igloos and penguins right now. Our Snow Day Shuffle is working!! Yippee!
What about for you...do you have any tips for Snow Day success?? Share your tips with me please!!!
Gotta run...it's almost time for our Snow Day BINGO to start!! I better get out the red and green M & M's (our markers for the BINGO board).

Have an AMAZING weekend filled with much joy and peace!!

P.S. My two little girls just headed upstairs to help each other make their beds. I'm not making this up!! Woo Hoo!! Can every day be a Snow Day?? :)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go!!! I wish I had a work snow day so I could be home and do it too. :)

3 Blessings said...

Such fun. I love snow days, but we don't get too many around here.
Blessings,
Amy

Brook said...

That sounds so fun...no snow here...we could have an "imaginary snow day" or an "I wish it would snow day". It looks like you all had a great time.

(-: Brook

Andrea said...

WOW...looks like so much fun.
Blessings, andrea

PS: Could you please send me some snow...?

Sanctified Together said...

That sounds like so much fun! It snowed here a couple years ago but it only happens every 50 years or so.

BTW, I just read your December 10th post. Your strength never ceases to amaze me.

-Crissy

Jessica said...

Great ideas. I'm going to use a few of these for our snowless, yet frozen weekend.
Should help to keep us from all going stir crazy.
Blessings.

Anonymous said...

You're such a fun mom :-) It makes me smile to think of your fun snow day. I hope we get one here in VA soon (it's usually too warm and is just rain). Thanks for sharing! Love, Jenny C.

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

Thats a great idea. I will have to remember that when my kids get a little older.

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