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The Ultimate Snow Day Guide (Recipes, Activities, Crafts, And More!)

Kosher.com Staff December 17, 2023

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So we hear the first big snowstorm is on its way. Are you ready?

If not, let us help you prepare!

Here’s a great article on everything you need to stock up on before the snow comes.

While you’re at the store stocking up, be sure not to forget to plan for your kids’ (likely) snow day tomorrow. How are you going to keep them entertained? What are you going to feed them?

With a little planning, you’ll be on your way to a smooth and fun snow day at home with the kids.

Take a look at some of our favorite recipes, crafts, and activities below!

Recipes Kids Will Love:

  1. 3 Ingredient Recipes Kids Will Love! by Kosher.com StaffThese recipes call for 3 ingredients (or less!), require little adult supervision (depending on your kids’ ages), and are budget friendly to boot!
  2. Classic Sprinkle Cookies by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
    There was no way I could write an article about cookies and not include sprinkle cookies! These are only eight ingredients and loaded with sprinkles.
  3. Homemade Oreo Cookies by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
    Everyone loves Oreo-style cookies! Have you ever tried making them at home? They are easy and fun for the kids. You don’t even need a special cookie cutter; just use a glass with a two-inch diameter.
  4. Healthy Hot Chocolate by Odaiah Leeds
    This decadent and delicious hot chocolate is packed with protein and healthy fats and makes the perfect treat for a cold and snowy evening. Some people even find that having a healthy fat before going to bed helps them sleep longer and sounder. Healthy fats also promote healthy brain development in children and keep you feeling fuller longer. Send the kids off to school with some and feel at ease knowing they had a breakfast that will keep them satisfied for hours.
  5. One-Pot Mac ‘n Cheese by Rena Tuchinsky
    Say goodbye to boxed mac ‘n cheese or any other recipe you’ve tried before! This isn’t only the best mac ‘n cheese out there, but it’s also quick to make and requires only one pot. Feel free to serve with a protein such as fish and a salad, but let’s be honest, no one will touch those when this dish is at the table!
  6. Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake by Mirel Freylich
    This milkshake has a real campfire feel.
  7. 11 Cozy Recipes To Make On Your Next Snow Day! by Kosher.com Staff
    Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet and gooey like babka, or something savory and more hearty like a big bowl of hot soup, we have everything you and your family could possibly crave!

    Ways To Keep Kids Busy:

  8. Microwave Potato Chips: The Perfect Motzei Shabbat Snack by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
    Looking for a fun, easy food-related activity? Try these homemade potato chips made in the microwave!! Yes, it really works! The potatoes need a little prep work that’s perfect for kids to keep busy with. Experiment with different seasonings, potatoes, and oils! It’s a delicious homemade snack and so much fun for the whole family! Feel free to make a yummy dip to go with them as well.
  9. Fun Foods To Make With Kids by Kosher.com StaffSo your kids are off from school and you want them entertained. What better way to keep them busy than to cook or bake with them? It may seem like a stressful activity, but with the right mindset it can actually be a lot of fun for both your kids AND you! Yes, really.

    Cooking and baking for small kids is a great fine motor and sensory activity, and for your bigger kids it’s an amazing way to express some creativity! And if your kids are up for the task, have them cook dinner.

  10. Easy And Fun Pancake Art by Sara and Yossi GoldsteinPancake art has taken the world by storm! There are some incredibly intricate designs out there that will amaze you, but anyone can have fun with a few basic supplies. I had so much fun testing out different shapes, I know the kids (and you) will too!

    For those of you who plan on staying home for winter break, be sure to give this a try! It’s the perfect staycation treat.

  11. The Coolest Masking Tape Art (Great For All Ages!) by Sara and Yossi GoldsteinA craft activity that can be adapted for toddlers through tweens? Yes, please! Each age group starts out with a fresh white canvas and painter’s tape. Then they can customize however they choose. Toddlers can use dot paint, young kids can use acrylic paint with paint brushes and spray paint is for the big ones!
    This is a great craft for when everyone is off and you need them all to be preoccupied together.

    Have fun!

  12. 3-Ingredient SCENTED Play Dough by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
    What’s more fun than playing with play dough? Making your own! This recipe is so easy to make and such a pleasure to work with. We added essential oils in delicious flavors like bubblegum and blue cotton candy for even more fun.
  13. Cloud Paint Art by Tamar Teitelbaum
    It’s Sunday morning and the kids are running amok. One of the quickest ways to settle the situation is to announce, “Let’s do a project!” A project that gets my kids and their friends really excited is puffy paint, which around my house we call “cloud paint.”
  14. Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwiches by Sara and Yossi GoldsteinGrilled cheese is that classic comfort food that kids and adults both love! This rainbow version is a fun way to jazz it up! I like to use gel food coloring because it’s more concentrated and produces a brighter end result, but feel free to use regular food coloring, or natural food coloring if you don’t have it.

    The only problem with these? Kids won’t want to leave your house once the play date is over.

  15. Kid Fun: Homemade Ice Cream 2 Ways by Lubicom Marketing StaffAlthough there are a lot of gadgets and ice cream makers out there, we want to tell you that you don’t need to buy another machine or invest in any fancy equipment. We’re here to share a brilliant idea.

    A dessert and science project mixed in one!

  16. 3 Adorable Treats To Make On A Snow-Day! by Idy SwimerSnow is all we talk about when it arrives, and the thrill and anticipation of snow days is not just for the kids. Snow play is magical and exciting for children and adults alike, leaving imprints in the snow and in their hearts. And most importantly, perhaps, snow brings out our inner child.

    However, outdoor play can only last for so long before heading indoors with wet gear and red noses. A snowy day may be just the opportunity you need to pass on some kitchen skills and enjoy quality time (indoors!) surrounded by those who spread warmth.

    The moral of the snow story is: make the most of the Big Freeze – it won’t last forever.

  17. SOS – Save Our Sanity – with 6 Snow Day Activities for Kids by Esther PranskyIt’s a snow day!

    The room erupts in cheers. The kids are whooping, dancing, shrieking. And you’re wondering how you’re going to make up time at work, do your errands, and, most of all, keep the kids busy.

    Those same children who had the school weather hotline on speed dial will be stir-crazy by the afternoon.

    But help is on the way with our list of fun snow day activities. Plan with your kids in advance or whip one out when you hear the first, “I’m bored.