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Hey friends! Have you had a Snow Day yet?
The weatherman keeps hinting about our first big snow, but (thankfully) it hasn't come yet. Just in case...I've been preparing our favorite Snow Day activity. In case you missed my "Snow Day Shuffle" last year, here's a repeat. Enjoy! We love it!
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/screen stuff). 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 week filled with many fun, family moments!!
P.S. If you would like me to send you a Snow Day Shuffle board, just send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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?? :)
For more Things I Love Thursday ideas, hop on over and visit my real-life neighbor, the brilliant and hilarious Jill at the Diaper Diaries. :)