Winter anyone? Yes, here where I live – we get plenty of snow, and no one plants anything before May 15th because there is the threat of a freeze until then. And even though I like to snuggle up in sweats and stay in-doors, I have two little boys who LOVE to play outside. I just thought I’d share some indoor and outdoor activities for snow day fun and some warm winter clothes to keep your kiddos comfy.
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Some of our favorite snow day activties include:
1. Make snow cakes and eat them – My boys love to eat snow. Here you can see our youngest trying to feed snow to our 3 1/2 year old.
2. Ride your favorite toy outside – Our eldest recieved a scooter for Christmas. He also received lined cargo pants and a flannel trapper hat from RUUM Kid’s Clothing. He’s pictured here enjoying both.
3. Play football outside – Here my youngest is playing with a football in our greenhouse. I know— the ball is half his size!
4. Make marshmallow snowmen – We used toothpicks and two sizes of marshmallows to create these. The snowmen did not last long. They were eaten almost instantly. Ingredients included: pretzel sticks, mini chocolate chips, petite carrots, large and small marshmallows, and toothpicks.
5. Make paper snowflakes and use them to decorate the windows. My boys are fascinated with the concept of bringing snow indoors. I just cut a few snowflakes to show my eldest how to create them, I let him have a pair of childproof scissors, and voila’ we had a spontaneous craft time.
6. Enjoy this FREE Printable from Christina’s Café of Creations. I just thought this roll-the-dice and color the snowman printable was too cute. I contacted Christina and she agreed to allow me to host it here on my site as a free printable. Christina’s link will take you to her online “Teachers pay Teachers” store where you can find all sorts of other printables for purchase. Just click the image and you can print this at home.
Winter Clothes from RUUM
I also want to be sure I point out the clothes I dressed my boys in when we went outside. RUUM contacted me and asked if I would write a review of their product. I’m always a bit hesitant to try clothing purchased over the internet because you can’t try it on first. But I will say, I am impressed. My two boys are small for their ages. I was excited to learn that’s RUUM’s pants come with an adjustable waist band. The kind with an elastic strap that pulls the waist in and attaches to a button. I ordered pants for the sizes my boys are growing into and was pleasantly surprised when I found that the waist bands made it possible to cinch the pants securely onto their small frames.
The fabric is warm but not bulky. My son sat in the snow and did not complain about being cold. My kids seemed really comfortable and I’m just thankful to have lined pants that they enjoy wearing.
RUUM also has great customer service, so if you order something and aren’t completely satisfied, you can return it for a full refund or exchange.
RUUM’s changed my mind about buying clothes online. I will purchase from them in the future and I would definitely recommend them to a friend. RUUM is running a winter clearance with super savings on their winter clothes – in fact, these lined cargo pants are on sale for $9.99! If you have a minute, I highly recommend checking out their sale prices. Shop New Markdowns Taken from RUUM
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Here’s to warm winter clothes and snow day fun. I hope you’re enjoying the cooler weather with lots of warm memory-making!
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