12 Fun Food Activities to Do on a Snow Day Gallery
12 Fun Food Activities to Do on a Snow Day
Snowflakes are falling from the sky as soon as you wake up, and you already know that school and work are going to be cancelled. The roads are closed, and your car is buried beneath a blanket of white snow, preventing you from going anywhere. Your kids wake you up with excitement, ready to play all day, but you can’t think of any way to entertain them indoors. Whoever told us not to play with our food didn’t understand how much fun it can be. These snowy day activities are simple to set up and will keep you and your kids entertained for hours. They all incorporate food, so most involve eating as well!
Bake Chocolate Chip cookies
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Baking a batch of cookies is fun, time-consuming, and makes the entire house smell delicious. Get your kids to measure out the ingredients for your homemade cookie dough. Then, have them shape the balls for the baking sheets. If they’re old enough, you can even help them practice their math skills by having them calculate what time the cookies will be ready.
Aside from fruit caterpillars, there are so many cool animals that you can make out of food, like banana penguins or kiwi turtles. Whatever your child’s favorite animal is, use that as inspiration for your food. For example, if your child loves giraffes, have them build a giraffe out of celery sticks (for the legs), orange-colored tomatoes (for the body), and a strawberry (for the head).
Skewer together two marshmallows on a toothpick, and have your kids decorate them to create snowmen with funny faces and accessories. They can use edible ink for the faces and Fruit Roll-Ups to tie around the snowmen for their scarves. These also look great at any Christmas party on the dessert table.
Rice Krispies Treat Trees
Making these trees is so simple, and they look so cute displayed in the kitchen. First melt marshmallows in a pot. Then, simply dye the melted marshmallow mix green, and mix it together with the cereal. Mold the cooled Rice Krispies Treats into cone shapes to look like trees once the mixture has cooled. Have your kids decorate the trees with M&M’s and homemade icing. Use a miniature Reese’s pieces cup for the stem.
Decorating cupcakes is a great way to get everyone into the spirit for the holidays. Making Santa faces on your cupcakes is super simple. Just place miniature marshmallows on top of your vanilla frosting in a “D” shape for the beard, leaving the inside of the “D” open. Then create your face under the line of the “D” inside the letter with miniature chocolate chips for the eyes and a red M&M for the nose. Sprinkle the other part of the cupcake that is not included in the “D” with red sprinkles for Santa’s hat.
While you can’t eat this one, it’s an awesome activity to do on a snowy day. Build an easy papier mâché volcano, and have your kids paint it to look like a real volcano. Use a homemade mâché mixture and build the mountain around an empty soda bottle. Fill the bottle (with a little room on the top) with warm water and a few drops of red food coloring. Add six drops of detergent to the bottle, and then add two tablespoons of baking soda. Finally, slowly pour vinegar into the bottle and stand back for the enormous (but safe) eruption!
Now that you know what to do inside, know what to do outside! Here are five ways to get your kid outdoors this winter.