things to do on a snow day.

March 4, 2019
chocolate cake with powdered sugar | reading my tea leaves

(Even if it happens to be a not very snowy one. (Harumph!!!).)

Bake a cake. (If you haven’t already, pre-order this gem of a book so you have it ready for the next time.)

Freeze ice ornaments.

Reorganize your underwear drawer.

Sharpen your chopsticks.

Bake cookies.

Make an avian valentine.

Teach yourself to finger knit.

Light an ice lantern.

Drink hot cocoa.

Find a box; make a sled.

(Lose your mind while juggling an apartment full of small kids, soupy slush outside, chaos inside, and work that can’t take a snow day. Movies help. So do early bedtimes.)

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  • Reply Pepper March 4, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    We just did a little Forest School class and made fairy houses out of stuff we found on the walk… also a totally great indoor activity.

    • Reply Brooke Garber March 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      Erin- as always, thanks for taking the time to compile these thoughtful and helpful posts. I love your book (I own it) and website. The Movies link caught my eye- I have a just turned three year old who is new to watching shows or movies. I neither expect or require a reply to this. But if you have the time and the bandwidth, I’d love it if you would share any recommendations for the few programs or movies you and your kiddos watch. So far, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and the Snowy Day on Prime are really the only thing that’s made the cut. Slow is good for us right now. Especially with regards to screentime. Thank you very much in advance.

      • Reply ERIN BOYLE March 5, 2019 at 9:16 pm

        Ah! You’re not the only one curious about those movies! More coming very soon!

  • Reply Judith A Ross March 4, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Where were you when my kids were little? Oh, wait, I know where you were, same place they were: home with Mom or Dad…. Those March snow days: especially frustrating because in New England, there was that week of vacation in February, when only the well-to-do families could afford ski or beach vacations, while the rest of us saved our vacation days for better weather. Thanks for the Simple Cake recommendation, because my birthday is this month and sometimes the best way to get a cake is to just make it yourself! Wishing spring weather soon for all of us!

  • Reply Danielle March 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    What a lovely list! I especially think the avian valentines are adorable!

  • Reply Rita March 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    I love your lists. I always look the list on the bottom of your blog šŸ™‚

  • Reply shannon fleming-wood March 6, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    My girls, now 19 and almost 18, loved watching Little Bear
    Very sweet show. They give me a hard time because I did not let them watch Sponge Bob.

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