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World Snow Day is on January 21st, 2024!

I used to love playing in the snow when I was a kid! Building snow forts, going sledding, building snowmen, what's not to love? While this holiday was created to encourage kids to try snow sports, it also had another purpose. It was to encourage everyone to enjoy the snow! Hopefully, you can find some inspiration below to help you make some fun snow memories with someone you love.

Fun things to do outside in the snow:

  • go sledding

  • build a snow fort

  • have a snowman-building contest

  • look for animal tracks

  • color on the snow with markers, then spray with water and see what happens

  • make a snow castle (just like at the beach)

  • make a snow road and play with cars & trucks

  • paint the snow with water & food coloring: you can use paint brushes, spray bottles, or eye droppers

  • see who can make the best snowball catapult or slingshot

  • bring out the Mr. Potato Head toys, and use snowballs for the bodies

  • Play tic-tac-toe. Use large sticks to write with.

Make a Snow Obstacle Course


Start at the door of the house by putting on boots and coat.

Make a couple of your own hills: one for rolling down, one for sledding down.

Make different tracks in the snow to run in.

Have obstacles to pull or push a sled around.

Have a snowball stop where snowballs must be made and tossed into a bucket or through a hoop.

Pile some snow under a card table that has to be tunneled through.

Color spots or circles on the snow with markers that must be jumped on.

Make a pile of snow where you've hidden an object that must be dug out.

Make Snow Ice Cream


  • 8 cups of clean fresh snow OR you can use shaved ice

  • 1 cup of milk (you can use any kind)

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • pinch of sea salt


  • In a large bowl whisk the milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt

  • Go scoop up your snow and stir until you get the desired consistency

  • Ice cream should be fluffy

  • Be ready to eat, it melts quickly!

  • Optional: top with anything you like such as sprinkles, cookie crumbles, etc;

Is it just too cold? Or, do you not have any snow? Try these ideas!

  • Bring the snow inside! Put some snow in a big Rubbermaid container and play with it sensory bin style! If you don't have snow, use cotton balls!

  • Make some snow cones. All you need is shaved ice and fruit juice.

  • Have a pretend snowball fight with paper balls or rolled-up socks

  • Play with Insta snow

  • Use puffy paint ( mix 3 tablespoons of school glue and a baseball size squirt of shaving cream-not gel) to create a snowman art project

  • Make cut-out paper snowflakes

  • Get out the Q-tips and see who can make the best 3-D snowflake

  • Definitely, read snow-themed books!

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