20 Fabulous Indoor Snow Day Activities for the whole Family    


Living in New York we have many days in the winter that you can’t do much at outside.  You are stuck in the house with kids who want to play and have fun.  Being home during a snowstorm made me think of different things we could do together.  I put together a list of indoor snow day activities for the whole family.


It’s cold and snowy outside and you don’t know what to do.  Maybe it’s not snowing by you, but it’s gross-out.  So, here you are stuck in the house with your kids.  Without using IPADs or computers there are ways to keep the kids busy and everyone happy.  These ideas are cheap, easy and you probably have everything at home already. That’s what makes these Snow Day Activities so terrific. The next time it snows, rains or is just too cold to go out you will have a list of easy things to do right at home.


This is a list of tech-free indoor activities for kids.  I’m sure that you already have most of these items in your house.  Sometimes we forget what we have.  Sometimes we can’t think of things to do.  I put it all together for you.


Indoor snow day activities that the whole family can enjoy. When stuck inside look no further for great activities to keep the whole family busy and happy. Tech-free activities to have fun and enjoy.
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I know right now your thinking about the things you have to do or what needs to be done, but try to enjoy the day.  I see you looking at that load of laundry.  It will still be there tomorrow.  We should all look at a snow day through the eyes of our children, with excitement and joy.  Being stuck at home is a great way to spend time together as a family.  Also, check out 15 Terrific Ideas for Family Connect Nights.


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Indoor Snow Day Ideas 

Fabulous indoor snow day activities for the whole family. Enjoy time together when you are stuck inside.

1. Games- Board games, card games, dancing games anything you can think of. When playing games children learn to wait their turns, how to win and lose graciously and follow directions.


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3. Build of Fort or a Tent- This is a weekly occurrence in my house.



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4. Baking


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5. Bring the snow inside-If you have young ones that might not be able to handle the cold bring the snow inside.  Put snow in a bowl or bin, add some measuring cups and let them play.

My sons had a great time with this.  As you know, bringing a little one out into the snow isn’t always easy or fun.  It’s a lot of work to load the kids up with layers, boots and coats to only come in 10 minutes later. Bringing the snow inside worked great.  They were playing, having fun and mostly not FREEZING.


Indoor snow day activities for the whole family.

6. Quiet time- It’s ok to not be doing something all the time.  Sit and read together.  Everyone can take turns reading to one another. For Helpful tips when reading to your children check out ABC’s of Reading to and with your Child.



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7. Crafts- Get messy and have fun.  Here is a few Winter Crafts that you can try at home.



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Indoor Snow Day activities that the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy activities together when you are stuck inside.

8. Color together- Coloring has been shown to reduce stress and relax people.  Adults can use an Adult coloring book or just color in your child’s coloring book.




Fabulous indoor snow day activities for the whole family. Enjoy time together with these fun activities.


9. Watch a Movie- Old or new sit together with some popcorn and enjoy movie time together.






10. Play Simon says like an animal –

-Hop like a Bunny

-Gallop like a Horse

-Slither like a Snake

-Crawl like a bear

-Fly like a bird ….. Anything you can think of



Things to do with kids inside




11.  Balloon Toss- If you have balloons laying around, blow them up and have fun!  Kids love playing with balloons.  My kids will play with the balloons for days.


This was my son’s first birthday.  We filed his crib and the house with balloons.  We continue to fill the house with balloons every birthday.


12. I Spy- This is a great game to help with paying attention and focusing.


13. 20 Questions


What to do on a snowy day inside





14. Take Pictures of each other


15. Do Wordsearch puzzles—you can make your own online with the words you choose



Indoor Activities for Kids. Making Dough
Playing with Gingerbread Dough


16. Make Dough or Play Dough- here’s a recipe for Gingerbread Play Dough  It is easy to make and smells great.



Indoor Activities for Kids. Exercise


17. Exercise




18. Puzzles


19. Go through and find things to donate. –Let your kids go into their rooms and find things they haven’t played with in a while.  Ask them what they are ok with giving away.  By asking your children what they want to give away they have some control and then feel good about it instead of being upset that something is gone.


20. Sit and enjoy some Hot Chocolate together (make it better with marshmallows).  Or maybe some coffee or tea for you.



Use these ideas to enjoy the time together inside. These Indoor Snow Day activities for the whole family will be a sure-fire hit.




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Please comment below and let me know some activities you do on a snowy day.







  1. Wendy says:

    I love the idea to bring snow inside. Especially for little ones! Great tips here, and definitely relevant with the weather that’s going on right now!!!

    1. ExploreKidTalk says:

      Thank you. I’m so glad you liked it. My sons loved playing with the snow inside, even the older one.

  2. Lauren says:

    These are great activities!! ? it’s just started snowing again here, it’s meant to be spring. Where is the sun? ?

  3. Lauren says:

    Great activities! It’s just started snowing here again. It’s meant to be spring? Where is the sun? ?

    1. ExploreKidTalk says:

      I know! March is always a crazy weather month. Enjoy the activities!!

  4. Ida says:

    These are great! ? I’m all for a good outing in the snow, but even though we’re up north, we get a fair share of ugly winter days too. Will definitely be using some of these!

  5. These are all great ideas!

  6. cassie says:

    Snow days are still new to me. I grew up in Florida . so seeing kids get a snow day here was a shocker. Then finding stuff for them to do was another ball game !
    -cassie. From delightful motherhood

    1. ExploreKidTalk says:

      When you never had snow days it’s hard to know what to do. It’s not easy to think of fun, indoor activities for when you are stuck inside. Save this list of indoor snow day activities so your family can have fun when the cold hits. Enjoy

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