Denver snow day! 80+ activities for playing inside and outside
posted by: Mile High Mamas
It’s a snow day in Denver and we have rounded up some activities for playing in the snow or cozying up indoors.
Fun Activities for My Denver Snow Day
Want to go sledding? Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Skating in Colorado.
Is skating more your speed? You’ll love our Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Skating in Colorado.
Nothing beats a ski day in fresh powder. Don’t miss our 2023 Family Ski Guide for Colorado.
Make an abominable snowman. It’s like a regular snowman, but less friendly to passers-by.
Watch the movie Snow Day with that gloriously psychotic snowplow driver.
Practice multiplication and script with your kids. That’ll put them in a REALLY good mood. For older kids, break out the practice tests.
Delete all of the expletive-laden “music” from your teenager’s Spotify playlist on the family computer, while she’s not looking.
Make snow ice cream in a YayLabs Softshell ice cream ball. Twenty minutes of play and voila, you have ice cream! (See adjacent photo).
Trudge around town for a store that hasn’t sold out on sleds.
Wash the floors by hand. Or use a toothbrush.
Do that mending and ironing you’ve been putting off since 2004.
Groom the dog. Then suck all the fur off your couch.
Make freeze-ahead dinners. The ones you wish you had right now.
Go rooftop luging. What’s the worst that could happen?
Fill plastic squeeze bottles with water and food coloring and make art on the snow. Let your dog help out.
Shovel through piles of climate change theories.
Shred your pile of old documents. Better yet, multitask. Use them to light up the fireplace.
Change the batteries in the smoke detectors, since you forgot during Fall Back.
Find all the lids to the Tupperware and finally buy an expandable food storage container lid organizer you so desperately need.
If you hate snow and cold, hunker down and play Monopoly with the rules that make the game go slower.
Stop procrastinating. Register your cherubs for summer camp (see our featured summer camps here).
Go through your junk drawer. Do not be afraid.
Clean your silverware and jewelry. Alternatively, pine for silverware and jewelry worth cleaning.
Sort mementos into keep and toss piles. Spend time poring over the keepers—after all, that’s why you’re keeping them.
Make a master calendar for gift-giving dates. Shop ahead online. Or for yourself. Pretend there are sales.
Invite over neighbors and children you have barely seen during the pandemic for a snowball fight. Wanna up your game like Buddy thge Elf? The Hoopla Toys Snowball Thrower may change your life.
While you’re at it (OK, do it after), read kids Jimmy Fallon’s high-action, high-comedy children’s book, Snowball Fight.
Make a list of all the things you love about your significant other for a card or scrapbook. Make stuff up if you have to.
Actually use those cross-country skis, or skates or showshoes you were always planning to try out after a big snow. C’mon, you can do it!
Follow our best tips for Colorado’s best snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails. Kids don’t have snowshoes? Yukon Snow-Bash makes a great kids snowshoe and these affordable SNO Stompers make darling bear and dinosaur tracks in the snow.
Put on your fanciest evening dress and jewelry, grab your cocktail and pretend you’re in an old movie. That sounds a lot better than, “Sit around your house and be bored.”
Scan old photos and make a photo book. Then force the kids to look at pictures of their parents when they were little.
Do your taxes! April 15 only feels far off.
Chug a shot idand break open your financial portfolio.
Order seeds and plants for your spring garden. Check out the ideas in Gardening for Kids: Learn, Grow and Get Messy with Fun STEAM Projects. Yes, spring will come eventually.
Update your resume. Hey, it’s better than doing it at work and leaving it in the copy machine.
Go through clothes (for you and your children) in drawers and closet. Try on and toss.
Upload your CDs, finally. Now, this may be difficult: Toss the CDs and the CD player.
Take out all the beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards and make a beach day in the snow.
Collect all the pennies from the corners of the house, coat pockets, sofa cushions, jeans in the laundry. Maybe you’ll have enough for a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Then again, maybe not.
Write a letter. You know the kind, with pen and paper.
Polar Bear Club! Head down to the Platte River or your local reservoir and take a skinny…errr… chilly dip!
Make snowflakes out of paper. Tape them to your windows to block out the white piles outside.
Take your chainsaw out of your garage and teach yourself how to make snow sculptures. Too complicated? Reenact Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Just for fun, of course.
Teach haiku—five, seven, five—and make a book of illustrated snow haiku.
Create airfare alerts for deals to your dream destinations.
Play this fun game with your kids: Let’s Clean the Bathroom!
Forget sledding, Kids love the LED Ski Skooter, Fold-up Snowboard Kick-Scooter that you can use on snow, grass and even sand dunes.
You know that neighbor who won’t stop blasting music? That’s where your shoveled snow goes.
Play family-friendly spin the bottle with your chore list. Hope it doesn’t point to you when it’s time to clean the toilets.
Mani-pedi, scrub or mask, deep condition. You choose the body parts.
Bubble bath. Turn down the lights, light a candle and pretend you’re in a spa. Doesn’t do it for you? It’s not completely impossible that a real one is open.
Experiment all day on devising the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. Tasting mandatory. Our favorite is Martha Stewart’s classic chocolate chip recipes. You won’t regret it.
Begin your memoirs. Go to Heritage.com, upload an awkward photo and watch their new Deep Nostalgia come to ife, which animates family photos.
Take pictures of all your belongings to inventory for insurance. Now do a written inventory.
Sleep. Glorious sleep.
Does your child have an obsession with heavy machinery? They’ll love the Albott Ride On Bulldozer Metal Excavator Toy that can be used in the snow, dirt and sand.
Send hate mail to your friends and relatives in warm-weather places. Or block them on Facebook.
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