So, here's the thing. I live in Georgia. While I am certainly not one to complain about our warmer weather, it's kind of a bummer that we rarely get snow in the winter! I don't want it every day- but maybe once? One good snow that doesn't melt when it hits the ground? It's kind of hard explaining to my three-year-old why we never get to play in the snow. "But how do I make a snow angel, Mommy?" While I don't have an answer to that one (mud angels? hay angels? sand angels? ha), I try to give the kids an idea of snow with some indoor fun. It may not be cold and it may not be real, but I created a fun indoor snow day for our little family and wanted to share with you!
First things first for the perfect indoor snow day: snow! Below is my fake snow recipe- it's a winner every time. I simply whip up a batch of snow (I've made "single servings" or big batches for a party), put it in a baking sheet tray for the kids and let them have at it. I typically throw a plastic sheet down over the table/on the floor because it can get a little messy. Or add a festive table runner like I've got on our dining table. Either way, the kids LOVE it. The light in these photos is off (we held our latest "snow day" during a recent cold and rainy day) but the "snow" is really a pretty white and feels just like the real thing!
FAKE SNOW RECIPE:
1/2 cup vegetable oil for every 2 cups corn starch
After you play in the "snow" it's time for a snack break, am I right? Even if it's fake snow! Ideally, you northerners with actual snow would make snow cream. So we have icecream. Close enough, right? Actually, I spruce it up a little bit... a household favorite of ours is this snickerdoodle mug cake. It's so easy and it takes just a few minutes to make. You can cook the snickerdoodle mug cake in a coffee mug or in a mason jar like I did. Layer with a scoop of vanilla icecream and, well, you get pretty into it like HDawg up there. We love to cozy up next to the fire with a cozy knit throw and a few large kilim pillows and boom. You've got yourself a cozy snack location for your indoor snow day.
To end our spectacular indoor snow day, we love to play with DIY puffy snow paint. My recipe is below. I let the kids go to town with this one, as you can see! They love getting messy- it's just another sensory way to experience snow-like fun down here in the south. Set up the snow paint on a cute kid-sized craft table so the kids are comfortable and so you don't have to worry about the mess.
DIY SNOW PAINT RECIPE:
Equal parts shaving cream (refrigerate first!) and school glue, add a dash of glitter.
It's really special for me to be able to share a snow day with my kids, even if it's fake! What are your favorite indoor snow day ideas?!
Thanks to Wayfair for partnering up with me on this post!