Snow Day Activities for the Kids

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I’m always excited when we get that Snow Day phone call…it means sleeping in and enjoying the day with a good book. My kids usually play outside for a couple of hours, then they’re ready for something more.  Video games hold interest for a little while, but why not try something different?  These books offer creative ideas using ingredients and materials you might just have around the house.

Wood pallet art is everywhere these days, but it’s often found at a high price.  The book Wood Pallet Wonders gives tips and strategies for making your own decor using pallets.  The author provides details about the kind of pallets to use, how to break them down, and suggestions for projects.  Perfect for DIY fans and older teens, this book could help your kids turn a talent into an entrepreneurship!

Slime Sorcery sounds amazing already, doesn’t it?  When I taught science, we made “slime” every year in lab.  It was an inexpensive project that held the kids’ interest without fail.  This book is more like a science cookbook.  It’s a great, safe way to show kids how to experiment, pay attention to outcomes, and make predictions.  There are so many recipes in this book that you could make this a snow day tradition!   Keep in mind that some of the slime results can be messy, so I strongly urge you to make sure the kids keep the slime at home.  I’ve seen many frustrated teachers who found themselves battling the slime for students’ attention!

If snow days have you craving the sunny feel of summer, just pretend you’re a mermaid.  The book Be a Real-Life Mermaid has all the tips and tricks you need to make it happen!  It’s great for those who want to host a mermaid themed party, or even just to have beauty tips to make you look like one.  A happy bonus is that the book highlights the importance of keeping our oceans clean, so it might even spur your budding mermaid to be a part-time environmentalist.

One lucky Savings in Seconds reader will win these 3 books full of activities and ideas! The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+. Void where prohibited by law. MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations. Good luck!

Thanks to Ulysses Press for providing me with copies of these books.

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  1. Deborah W. says:

    These books have some really cute items to make. I would like to make the slime with my granddaughter too!

  2. Deborah W. says:

    I love to make things and the slime sounds like something my granddaughter would love. I love pallets and more items to make sounds like fun! Plus who wouldn’t love a mermaid party?!? I would and so would my granddaughter! We would have great fun with one.

  3. I know both of my grandsons would have so much fun making slime. This would be a fun project to do with them.

  4. My little girl loves arts and crafts arts and crafts. She would get a kick out if these activities especially the slime.

  5. I want to win these set is for my daughter as she loves art and I think this will be great for her.

  6. I would love to win this because I love the uses of the wood pallets.

  7. This would be so fun to do as a project with my grandchildren and my husband or their mom who is a teacher and loves creativity.

  8. My little girl would love these books. We could do some projects together.

  9. Deborah W. says:

    I want to win these books not just for me but also for my granddaughter. We’d have great fun together!

  10. I want to win this so my cousin and I can have fun 🙂

  11. Marissa M says:

    I love crafting and these books look like so much fun!

  12. Deborah W. says:

    I would love to make the table set with pallets, as well as, other things in the book.

  13. Antoinette M says:

    I think the fun slime experiments will keep my kids busy for hours!

  14. Renee Rousseau says:

    I would love to win because I love books! I love crafts! I love my Grandkids!

  15. Amanda Stovall says:

    I want to win because my kiddos love crafting! And also, I know we all just about went bonkers the last time we had a week & a half of snow days stuck in the house! 😉

    • Amanda, I know what you mean! My kids were sick this weekend — 4 days of yuckiness – and they still had cabin fever.

  16. Abigail Gibson says:

    My church is always looking for new ideas for the kids to do for arts and crafts.

  17. Antoinette M says:

    I would love to try my hand at a wood pellet project and my kids would like the slime experiments!

  18. Jennifer H. says:

    I want to win this for my nephews.

  19. Jennifer H. says:

    I want to win this for my nephews. I think that my nephews would like these.

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