Snow Day! Now What?

All, Parks at Home for Kids

Nearly every student in Hamilton County is home from school today! That doesn’t mean they have to rely on screens to entertain them, though.

We collected some of our favorite snow day activities to help keep the little ones engaged and happy today. Check them out in the list below!


We have plenty of craft ideas that use materials you probably already have around the house!

Fairy Garden Friday

5 Wintertime Crafts You Can Make With Household Materials

A snowflake made out of paper has swirling designs.
Photo by Rebecca Siegel/Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Coloring Pages

We have dozens of coloring pages, hand-drawn by Great Parks staff, that teach a little bit about local wildlife and nature!

Nature Journaling

Nature journaling requires very few supplies (a paper and pen, and maybe some crayons, markers or colored pencils if you’re feeling artsy) and is a nature activity that can be adapted to kids at any learning level! We have hundreds of prompts here, and we’ve highlighted some that are especially relevant today in the list below.

Time to Ice Things Up

Be a Winter Weather Scientist

At Frost Glance

Get Outside!

These activities can be done in your backyard, in your neighborhood, or at a park! Be sure to check weather conditions before you go outside, even if just for a walk – sidewalks may be icy!

Winter Fun Scavenger Hunt

Pine cone on a Scotch pine tree
Pinecone on Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris) Photo courtesy flickr user Joan Simon/Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

How to Spy Signs of Winter Wildlife

Racoon tracks on a log in the snow.
Photo by Mary Stefanski/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Midwest Region.

How To Take Awesome Winter Photos

Photo by Hartong Digital Media.