Managing Work/Family Balance – 3 Fun Ways to Spend a Snow Day

Posted on: February 10th, 2013 by Accurate Auto Body Repair No Comments

Even though the first month of 2013 has been enjoyably (but unseasonably) warm in Colorado, the Accurate Auto Body team would not be surprised if we get hit with a few more big snow storms before spring arrives.

Snow days offer a great opportunity to strengthen your work/family balance. Staying inside to spend time with the family while it’s snowing is a great way to bond with your loved ones.

While you don’t need an impending storm to get the family together, the following suggestions are great snow day activities. Given the dry weather we’ve experienced so far this year in the Denver metro area, you may need to look for a cold day instead of waiting for a snow day to get things started.

Host a cookie baking contest. Who doesn’t love cookies? Why not host a family baking contest? Make each member of the family responsible for coming up with a different type of cookie they want to bake.  Once all the baking is complete, everyone will convene for a taste test and crown the winner.  If your family has smaller children, have the little ones team up with Mom and Dad.  Smaller children also make great taste-testers!

Build a family scrapbook. Kids love arts and crafts, and many moms enjoy scrapbooking. You can put your creative juices to work and create a book together that’s all about your family.  Choose any theme you’d like.  If older kids seem to really enjoy making their own books, encourage them to try making books for a grandparent or another loved one.  Grandma and Grandpa will love seeing what the kids created and get to enjoy these keepsakes long after the snow has melted.

Decorate the yard with Snow Art. If you’re bound and determined to head outside during a true snow day, try creating snow art! Plastic spray bottles, water and food coloring are all you’ll need to turn your kids into instant snow artists.  They can color snow paintings or build snow figures and use the bottles to add colorful details to their sculptures.

It just takes a little creativity to make sure a cold and snowy winter day isn’t spent in front of the TV.  What other fun activities do you think your family members would love to do together this winter?

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