I live in Minnesota, so it’s extremely rare that we don’t have snow for any substantial amount of time during the winter season. BUT, I’m sure there are a lot of you that live in areas where it doesn’t snow. So while I’m up here looking like Baemax, I thought it would be nice to spread some of the lovely winter cheer down to those of you in less snow-clad regions.
The Best No Snow Activities
1. Make a DIY felt board
You’ll need just a few supplies: Felt, scissors and thumbtacks or a hot-glue gun. Start with a large piece of felt as your base. Glue it to a piece of cardboard, or attach it with a thumbtack to a cork board or wall. Create a Christmas tree, felt snow man or mini village with scraps of felt in various colors, shapes and sizes. When you’re finished, take everything down and create something new. Felt boards are great for little ones because they’re easy to use and require lots of imagination. You can see our tree from last year in the picture below. I haven’t had a chance to get a good picture of it this year, but I can assure you that it is even better!
2. Bake Cookies
Baking is a great activity to do with kids because you can incorporate math skills. When I make cookies with Zoey, I always try to make sure I talk about what I’m doing and why I’m doing something. Even if she doesn’t understand it now, she appreciates that I keep her involved and encourages her to ask questions.
3. Have a snowball “sock” fight
Just because there’s no snow doesn’t mean you can’t still have a snowball fight. Hide out behind a tower of pillows, blankets and plenty of ammunition (rolled up socks) and get ready to defend your base. Just make sure there’s nothing fragile in your line of fire.
4. Host a scavenger hunt
Grab a picture frame, some coasters or a stuffed animal or two. Take turns hiding the objects so the other person can find them. Decorate a “plaque” for the person who found the most items in the fastest amount of time.
5. Play a board game
You’re never too old to play a game. Our family favorites include: Memory, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Catchphrase, Sequence, Monopoly and Life. Games are great at bringing the family together, collectively unplugged. Technology is quickly taking over the next generation, but it’s important that our children learn that there is a world outside of their phones. The easiest way to do that is to set a good example. Plan family time into your schedule and show your children that you care about what’s happening in their lives.
6. Build a fort
Justin is so much better than I am at building forts because my perfectionism gets in the way, so I usually leave this one up to him. All you need are some blankets and a couple of hours. Be careful when hanging blankets up that they’re secured adequately, the last thing you need is something heavy accidentally getting pulled off a shelf and toppling onto tiny heads. Clothes pins work great for securing blankets to various materials, and they’re one of the essential craft supplies you should have on hand at all times.
7. Make a collage out of newspaper clippings and scrap paper
When I was in High School collages were my favorite way to decorate a room. You can create poems, rhymes, funny sayings or get creative with your name. The possibilities are endless and fun at any age. This is a great way to let kids express themselves so that they’ll be proud to display what they’ve created.
8. Give yourself a DIY Pedicure or facial
There’s no better way to relax than with a nice DIY pedicure or facial. You probably have most of the products you need already in your pantry, or try this lavender sugar scrub using household ingredients.
If you decide to give yourself a facial you’ll need some basic products. Cleanser, toner, exfoliant, mask and moisturizer. Pull your hair back out of your face so you don’t get products in it. Cleanse thoroughly. Preferably twice when you’re performing a facial, once to remove any makeup and the second time to clean the skin. Apply toner with a cotton ball. Exfoliate gently. Apply an even layer of your mask. Clay-based for oily skin, gel or cream based for dry skin. I have combination-oily skin, so I use these products interchangeably. If you’re not sure what products to use, I would suggest starting off by sampling some trial sizes of different products until you find ones that you like and work best for you.No snow this season? No problem. Use your imagination. Click To Tweet
Do you live in a snow-clad region? Has it snowed where you live yet? Leave me a comment below, and let me know what your favorite winter activities are–with or without snow!
Talk to you soon,
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