20 recipes for comfort food and indoor activities on a snow day!
I woke up to a thick blanket of snow this morning and it is still coming down. In the south where I live, this only happens a few times a year and is a beautiful, welcome sight!
My kids are still asleep in their beds, but I already know what they day will hold. There will be a fire in the fireplace, just like most winter days. We will spend at least thirty minutes helping four of our children into snow-appropriate gear– layering pants and socks, pulling on snow boots and tucking in pant legs, finding mittens and doing our best to keep sleeves tucked in and hands warm, and of course, topping everything off with hats to keep them warm.
Ideally, after all this dressing, they will stay outside and play for a long time. Thankfully my kids are getting to the age where they are better about this. That or I just inform them that they are not allowed back inside yet.
They won’t stay outside all day, though. And it’s helpful to be prepared with good food to eat, special treats to enjoy, and fun activities to keep everyone entertained.
So here are 20 ideas for food and fun on a snow day! (Or any day you feel cooped up and in need of comfort food and a good pastime).
Snow Day Food & Fun
10 Comfort Food Recipes:
A snow day is perfect for enjoying a hot bowl of soup and fresh bread together. It’s a great time to bake together as a family. And of course, hot chocolate is a must!
Creamy Tomato Soup (Instant Pot) — guaranteed to warm you from the inside out!
One Hour French Bread — no need to rush to the store for bread when you can make these delicious loaves in just an hour!
Amazing 30 Minute Cinnamon Rolls — as if the snow isn’t exciting enough, bake these to make the morning even sweeter!
Homemade pizza — the options are endless when it comes to homemade pizza!
Homemade Pop-Tarts — roll up your sleeves together and make a very special treat!
French Onion Soup (Instant Pot) — sooooo rich and satisfying, especially on a cold day!
Homemade Hot Chocolate — a MUST on a snowy day! This version is super easy to throw together!
Homemade hot chocolate mix: 2 C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 1/2 C turbinado sugar. Use 1 heaping tablespoon of mix for 1 cup of warm water.
Fresh Pasta — use the extra time off to roll out delicious homemade pasta!
Peanut Butter M&M Cookies — snow days are perfect days to BAKE COOKIES!!
Cinnamon apples — everyone loves this QUICK and easy treat, and all you need are some apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup!
10 Recipes for Indoor Fun:
Pool noodle ski ball — all you need is a pool noodle and some marbles to make this fun game!
DIY Marble Run — keep those marbles out and get out some train tracks and blocks to make this easy marble run!
Hot Wheels Snow Storm Rescue — this is messy, but would keep kids occupied for a while on a snowy day!
DIY Hanging Nerf Target — give your kids something to aim at (other than each other!) and practice their accuracy with this simple target!
Eat snow cream — a snow day MUST!
Sew a wallet — pull out the sewing machine and make a simple wallet with your child!
Play with snow slime — play with snow that won’t melt!
Listen to a great book — keep everyone quiet and enthralled with an excellent story!
Play LEGO — find something new to do with your LEGOS on Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls!