As the wintery, blustery weather sets in, so does the threat of snow. Especially for those of us who live up north.
Regardless of where you reside when the snow hits your driveway, if it builds up, there comes a point where you’re stuck indoors. And this is either because you’re literally snowed-in or because you decided it’s safer to not hit the slippery roads.
But now what? With the white, wintery fluff building up, what’s a family to do when they’re stuck?
Thankfully, there are many fun things you can do in your mobile home. There are ways to combat the snowed-in jitters and make it a fun day after all!
Snowed-In? 7 Fun things to do in your mobile home
So let’s talk about the fun things you can do you while you’re snowed in and stuck in your mobile home. There’s something for everyone on this list. And you don’t have to be a kid to make snowed-in days into fun days!
Let us be your one-stop-shop fun guide for snow-ready activities. Your snowed-in situation is what you make of it. That’s for certain.
1 – Make a puzzle
First, on our list, we have puzzles. Boxes of puzzles are handy to have on hand during a snow-in. You can dump the pieces on a tabletop, and gather around to chat and connect with your kids while putting it together. For extra mom or dad points, get some delicious hot cocoa going.
We’re almost certain hot cocoa is paramount to enhancing one’s puzzle-making skills. Surely there’s a study about that somewhere. (Or so we’d like to believe!)
2 – Craft time
Now how about using the snowed-in free time for some craft time? It’s a good time to get some indoor holiday decorations made and hung up.
If you have little ones, you could also use the opportunity to talk to them about snow and how it comes about. You may be surprised at the keen wide-eyed interest that little ones will have toward snow and science. Afterward, you can use cotton balls, crayons, and glue to help them create their own winter scene on paper.
Leverage the snow for their education!
3 – Board games and card games
While craft time is a fun idea, it’s not the only fun idea. Being snowed-in is the prime time to pull out the family board games and card games. Turn on the holiday music, get some cider going on the stovetop and make it a jolly time.
There’s nothing like some competitive fun to pass the time. It’s a cozy day to spread out on the floor or at the coffee table for some board game fun.
4 – Watch a movie in style
Another idea is to watch a movie — choose a holiday favorite and gather the family around the TV with cups of soup in hand. Cozying up on the couch with a movie and blankets is one way to beat the snowed-in blues.
But make sure you glam up your movie night. Bring blankets and pillows to the living room. Get the popcorn popping. And for extra points, make your own caramel popcorn.
It’s a winter wonderland extravaganza! Some fizzy holiday drinks could be in order too.
5 – Video call the gang
To pass the time, you could also video call your loved ones. The extra downtime is perfect for catching up with a phone video call. And the great thing about technology is that you can have a group video call to catch up with your family members who might be scattered across the country.
6 – Make holiday cookies
Beat the cold away by cranking up the oven. Gather the kids around in the kitchen for some holiday baking fun. If you were planning to bake some cookies for family and friends, today’s the day to do it. Make that cookie dough and invite your kids to join in the cookie creations.
7 – Look at old family photos
And finally, consider taking a jaunt down memory lane. The kids will love sitting at the table with you as you pour over old family photos. It’s a great memory to make as you share memories of days gone by.
Snow days are fun days
Who says winter is dreary? Snow days are fun days — they’re what you make of it. So embrace the snowed-in state you’re in and take advantage of the opportunity for some indoor fun with the family.
Before the snow hits the ground, start thinking about creating a family room that’s meant for relaxation and downtime.