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You can use it for toddler's cars. Make long parking lines with tape on each side of the car. Then they will enjoy parking them back into place when they're done.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
After a particularly rough winter in the northeast, we adopted the Saturday Snow Day. While schools had snow days throughout the month of January most workplaces did not. My husband seldom saw a snow day, leaving us to spend the days thinking how fun it would be to spend the day together as a family. Then, the snow season came to an abrupt end, wrestling practice kicked into high gear, and we could really have used a snow day. We decided to create our own family snow day.
Rule #1: The "snow day' needs to confine you to your home or yard. A rainy day keeps you in the house, but moving outside is acceptable as long as everyone stays in the perimeter. It is difficult to pretend it's snowing outside if you're grilling on the patio, however. Like a real snow storm, driving is off limits. Stay home.
Rule #2: The snow has closed the roads. That means that the pizza delivery man can't come to the door. No ordering out and no shopping on the Internet. No expenses today. Plan ahead and stock up on some yummy and fun snacks ahead of time.
Rule #3: Take some time to enjoy the things you have in your home that make you happy. Enjoy family, games and activities that are already there. Enjoy relaxation, and enjoy a day without stress.
Rule #4: Pajamas are the dress code for the day. Kids will love pajama day. Adults will enjoy lounge pants and t-shirts.
For dinner I put a ham in the crock pot and we each ate it the way we preferred - sandwich style or sliced. It was a fun day; it was a relaxing day, and it was a day that created more family bonding than an expensive trip to an amusement park or a night out to dinner and a movie.
Winter weather can be fun, but it can also lead to "cabin fever." With long winter weeks ahead, create a list of activities that can keep kids entertained without costing a penny.