This post about snow day activities is sponsored by Sunbelt Bakery. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Snow Day Activities - Crafts and Snacks!
Snowed in? No problem! I have a few fun activities to keep your kids busy. You should hopefully have most of these items around your home especially if you have little kids! Keeping kids busy on snow days can take some creativity, but these should do the trick. The other thing kids seem to want to do all day long on snow days is snack! Luckily, we had our favorite granola bars on hand. The girls (and I) are HUGE fans of Sunbelt Bakery Chewy Granola Bars and we are so excited that they've brought back their fan favorite Oatmeal Raisin flavor! They're the perfect snack to pack along for our snowy sledding adventure and for working on our crafts.
Sunbelt Bakery Chewy Granola Bars
Sunbelt Bakery Chewy Granola Bars have a bakery-fresh taste and no preservatives. They're made with fresh-tasting, whole-grain goodness and our family loves them! The Oatmeal Raisin flavor tastes amazing and the girls can't get enough. It is the perfect snack to pack in their backpack for school, on the go, or even around the house. We recently got a ton of snow, and these were so great to have with us on our outdoor activities and during craft time!
Snow Day Activities
I'm excited to share these fun ideas you can do around your home to keep your kids busy. We love doing crafts (the girls could do them all day long!) and these are really easy. First up, let's use up those toilet paper rolls!
Toilet Paper Roll Bumble Bees
I love using up our toilet paper rolls (I try to always save them!) for crafts. The girls and I made these adorable bumble bees. For this craft, you will need:
Toilet Paper Rolls
Black, Yellow and White Construction Paper
Tape, Glue, and/or Hot Glue
Black Pipe Cleaners
Start by wrapping your roll with yellow construction paper. Cut 3 strips of black construction paper, then wrap them around the bottom third. Glue googly eyes, pipe cleaners and pom poms on. Then, cut wings out of the white construction paper and glue to the back of your bee. That's it! You can create so many different creatures such as lady bugs and butterflies.
Hand Print Flowers
This next one is super simple. Take some kid friendly paint, paint your child's hand and press it on white card stock paper. Once dry, have them draw a stem and leaves. So easy! You can make several hand print art pieces such as a cactus, strawberries, unicorns, mice, etc. They can even save them to give as gifts for grandparents!
Homemade Bird Feeders
Next up are our homemade bird feeders! If you follow us on Instagram, you know we love the amazing birds we get in our backyard. They can be pretty demanding that we keep their food full, so the girls and I have been making our own lately. These ones are super simple to make. To make these bird feeders, you'll need:
Silicon Mold (in 2-3 inch sizes)
Peanut Butter (3/4 cup)
Bird Seed (1 cup)
Coconut Oil (3 tablespoons)
String or Pipe Cleaners
Microwave your peanut butter and coconut oil for about 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl. Add in bird seed and mix together. Add your mixture to your silicone molds to about half way full. Place your pipe cleaner in a loop in your mold, then top with the mixture until the mold is full. Freeze for about an hour. Then, hang them on a tree!
To work up an appetite and to get out some energy, take your kids out on a sledding adventure! We have a lot of hills in our neighborhood, so they always have a blast. Make a snowman or have a snowball fight. The girls and I tried blowing bubbles in the snow to see how they freeze, but they didn't work for us. Try it out and let me know if it works for you!
Make sure to stock up on Sunbelt Bakery Chewy Granola Bars for your next snow day adventure! Their Oatmeal Raisin flavor is sure to be a hit with your kids and your family. Head here to shop for them online or here to find a store location that caries Sunbelt Bakery!
Let me know if you have any questions, and as always thank you for reading!