Make Up Snow Days
We all remember getting out of school when we were kids for snow days. Six o’ clock in the morning and we had our ears pasted to the weather channel or radio to see if our school would be in the list of school closings.
Remember your parents sighing in frustration as they too would be missing work that was unscheduled leave for them, which equaled to no pay. They didn’t get the benefit of the makeup days like school children do. If school miss a day because of weather conditions, make no mistake, there will be a makeup day.
If you’re a parent, the boss isn’t breathing down your neck saying, “You will make up this day of work with full pay.” Oh the joys of being young.
Schools across the nation are finding make up days for the impromptu snow days they are now getting. Some are taking teacher in service days and making them full-fledged school days. Others are taking the first day of summer vacation and making this the last day of school.
Things to do on Snow Days
With winter storm warnings across parts of the U.S., parents need to have a ready list of activities for the younger children and the weather outside is too cold to go out in. Whether you have young or old children, finding things to do during the day can sometimes become tiresome.
If you are like me and don’t want the television on twenty-four seven, then having ready-for-kids- activities will be a must. Because this often takes a little planning, try making a run to your local Wal-Mart or Michaels before the winter weather hits. You will find eat to assemble projects as well as coloring and painting for the younger children. Also, if you head out to Michaels, go online to see if they have any coupons that you will be able to take advantage of.
Crafts Ideas for Snow Day
What you need:
1 cup of 2% milk
½ tsp of vanilla
½ cup of sugar
Clean Snow (Don’t use the first snow of the season. Try to wait till the second full snow.)
This recipe is just like the one you had when you where a child. You will want to go outside and find the cleanest snow. Now get four to five cups of the freshest snow and put this into a ready bowl. Put into the freezer. Now take another bowl and add the rest of your ingredients, mix well. Once the sugar is dissolved, start adding the fresh snow to the mixture. Mix until the mixture has the consistency of ice cream.
Rainbow Ice Cubes
What you need:
Place water into ice trays and place in freezer. Now once your ice is half way frozen, you can then take the toothpicks and place in the center of each piece of ice. Once your ice is frozen you are ready to get your paint area ready. Take a piece of the heavy paper and lay out on the table. Now add paint onto the heavy paper. You can add another section of glitter. Now the child is ready to assemble their craft. Slowly, place the ice cube on the paint, letting the paint touch all the sides of the ice cube. Now sprinkle some glitter on the ice cube. Refreeze and enjoy your creations.
Other Craft Ideas for smaller children:
Make Snowflakes (use fresh construction paper and use markers)
Play card and board games