Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snow Day Shuffle

Hey friends! The snow this morning made me think of my favorite Snow Day activity. In case you missed my Snow Day shuffle last year, here's a repeat. It works for us everytime! Enjoy!

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 have any tips for Snow Day success?? Share your tips with me please!!!

Gotta'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 week filled with much joy and peace!!

P.S. If you would like me to send you a Snow Day Shuffle board, just send me an e-mail at I'd be happy to send you a Snow Day Shuffle Board as a Word document. :)
P.S.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?? :)


Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Awwww....what a great idea! I don't have any kids at home anymore and it doesn't snow much at all here in MS but still it's a GREAT idea! You're such a good Mama to your kids!

Hope you all feel better real soon!! Mississippi

Julie@comehaveapeace said...

Ok - we had FLURRIES, but in Knoxville, that's enough to celebrate!!! :) So sorry for the sick fam. :/

Karen said...

It did snow today in our area! It was so pretty. It wasn't a lot, but enough to cover the grass a little.

Cindy in PA said...

We had snow on Thanksgiving morning. My favorite kind didn't stick and just melted away.

Good luck with getting rid of that awful stomach bug!

Anonymous said...

We had torrential rain and wind in the 60's this a.m. and now it's in the 30's!!! Sadly, no snow yet or in the forcast, but it does feel and smell wintry tonight :-) I so hope you guys all feel better soon and that you and Benj stay healthy. You're in my heart and prayers! Love, Jenny C.

Jen @ BigBinder said...

I LOVE this!! Hopefully by now you are all better (I'm a little behind on my feed reader) but it looks like tomorrow we might need this snow day shuffle :)

Sue Kirchner said...

Cindy, I love this idea! How fun. It's such a perfect way of eliminating "Now what can we do, Mom?"


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