What to do on a snowday!!


With another snow storm making its way to New York with the threat of 6-12  inches, it seems apropos to get ready.  Here is my survival guide.

1- Food shopping- get the staples ( milk, eggs, cereal…)  and things you can make into an activity (that aren’t TOO junky) like microwave popcorn, hot cocoa mix, ingredients for oatmeal cookies.  See my recipe below-



My yummy and (healthy) oatmeal cookies

2 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1cup oil

1 cup flour

3 cups   oatmeal

1/4 cup water

1/2 tsp baking soad

1 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup wheat germ

bake at 350 till brown

2- attitude- the storm is coming!  I can either complain or see it as a oppurtunity to bond and create memories for my children.  I’m not going to tell u how I feel inside but my children see that I am excited to have this chance to have fun with them.  (Maybe my cleaning lady will brave the storm and still come….)

3- Check to make sure I have gloves,hats, salt and shovel.

On the snow day…

4- set up an activity table- put out supplies like glue, paper,glitter and odds and ends like beads and newspaper.  Let them use their imagination and create.

5- Plan an unusual supper and let the kids be involved in all aspects of it

6- My kids love to make forts and houses with blankets and pillows.  We then all go inside and read a story.

7- of course don’t forget about snowball fights, igloos and snowmen.

Good Luck!:)

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Shira is the Program Director of Camp Sternberg and the former Principal of Shalsheles Bais Yaakov. She is presently stuck on her dissertation with is necessary to finish her Doctorate in Educational Administration. She lives in Lakewood, NJ with her husband her lively kids.

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  1. Jordana Lew says:

    I wished I would have been more prepared after last week. My kids had off 2 days and I could have used some ideas. My husband made snowcones with my kids. He took “clean” snow from outside and added rasberry syrup. They loved it!:)

  2. devorah says:

    I hear another storm is coming Jordana _ You can get ready now:) Like your snowcone idea. Nothing creative to add. To me a successful day is one where I kept my cool and didn’t scream. I have 4 delicious very active kids – it is not easy.

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