snow day survival

I love snow days!  Call it wishful thinking {because we are in desperate need of snow in our mountains}, but I am ready for another one.  We were lucky enough to get a day off due to snow just before our long winter break.  Unfortunately, it all melted before lunch time!  We are due another one.  A massive snow fall, with multiple days off from school, would make me VERY happy.  I thought it would be fun to put a Snow Day Survival Kit together just in case.  Being prepared always makes for a much more enjoyable day.

After playing in the snow for hours, they eventually come in.  Spending uninterrupted time together is a major perk to an unplanned day off.   New activities go a long way for entertainment value.  My kit includes: cookies-in-a-jar, hot cocoa and marshmallows, a deck of cards, a game to play together, and an old school movie.

snow day cookies

Snow Day.  Cookies required.  The key is making it easy to bake them.  Using a large Mason jar, I layered the dry ingredients for Best Ever: Chocolate Chip Cookies {directions and recipe after the jump}.  Dump the jar in a bowl, mix with butter, eggs & vanilla, and you have homemade cookies. Since I plan to give a few kits as gifts, I also created colorful direction cards and labels to go on the jar.

snow day kit

Other kit essentials:

HOT COCOA:  No snow day is complete without hot cocoa and marshmallows to warm up. Individual packets make it simple to make a quick cup.

DECK OF CARDS:  Play go-fish, high/low, or rummy.  How about a friendly game of poker using goldfish crackers to wager?

DRAW A SNOWMAN GAME{link after the jump}:  It is a great way to add a bit of art and drawing to your day.  Kids of all ages can play successfully.  Bonus-you will have works of art to hang up!

OLD SCHOOL MOVIE:  When you are exhausted and need to cuddle up- just pop in a classic movie you loved to watch as a kid.  I picked Goonies because, well, it is just awesome.

Well, now I am set and ready!  I know my boys would love a chance to miss school and sled all day instead.  We are all hoping a major winter storm hits Western Washington REALLY soon!

snow day

Click through for cookie recipe, the Draw A Snowman Game, and resources:

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie {recipe from The Mason Jar Cookie Cookbook}

Creating the jar.  Use a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar for the dry ingredients.

Layer-starting from the BOTTOM:

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions to make the cookies:

chocolate chip

Draw a Snowman Game by Lori Sabo {One die game// Two dice game}

Featured in my kit::

Recipe Card: Bouncy Balls Birthday Invitation // Jar Label:  Colorful Confetti Gift Tag

c/o Tiny Prints.  Personalized by Where is June?

 Other ideas for snow days:

Snowman Kit // Slope Sliders //  The Princess Bride


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