Hey Kids! It’s a Snow Day!

Need some ideas for making the most of your snow day? See some of our staff recommendations below.

Snow Day Activities

Polar Express Train!
Read The Polar Express (Hoopla; OverDrive) by Chris Van Allsburg and let your child’s imagination run wild. Make decorated tickets from paper. Build a snow train outside or use furniture and blankets and more to make a train inside. All aboard!

Host Your Own Winter Olympics
A snow obstacle course with snow mounds to climb over, snow tunnels to crawl through. A sled race. Distance and accuracy snowball throwing competitions – setup targets, such as a tree or a circle drawn in the snow. Snowball rolling contest – biggest, fastest. Snowman making contest – who can make a snowman fastest? Check out this great list for more ideas for snow day sports and games.

Snow Castles
Grab your beach toys – buckets, shovels, sandcastle tools – and bring them outside to build snow castles! Alternatively, bring inside a kiddie pool, or better yet, just use your bathtub and add some buckets of snow.

Snow Paint

Giant Ice Marbles

Snow Day Science

Snow Day Treats

Snow Day Reads

  • Iguanas in the Snow & Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno by Francisco X. Alarçon (OverDrive)
  • Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature by Marcie Flinchum Atkins (OverDrive)
  • Está nevando / It’s Snowing by Celeste Bishop (OverDrive)
  • The Mitten by Jan Brett (OverDrive)
  • Clifford’s First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell (OverDrive)
  • Rabbit’s Snow Dance by Joseph Bruchac (OverDrive)
  • Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow by Nick Bruel (OverDrive)
  • Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton (OverDrive)
  • Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper (OverDrive)
  • Biscuit’s Snow Day Race by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (OverDrive)
  • There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow (OverDrive; Hoopla)
  • Snow Day for a Mouse by Judy Cox (OverDrive)
  • The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler (OverDrive)
  • Snow Globe Wishes by Erin Dealy (Hoopla)
  • Pete the Cat: Snow Daze by James Dean (OverDrive)
  • Snow by P.D. Eastman (OverDrive)
  • Explore My World: Snow Leopards by Jill Esbaum (OverDrive)
  • Snow Clothes by Margo Gates (OverDrive)
  • Snow Day by Margo Gates (OverDrive)f
  • Snow Birds by Kristen Hall (Hoopla)
  • Snowball Run by Lisa Harkrader (Hoopla)
  • Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money by Emily Jenkins (OverDrive)
  • Freddy Ramos Stomps the Snow by Jacqueline Jules (OverDrive; Hoopla)
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (OverDrive; Hoopla)
  • Building a Snowman by Carolyn Kisloski (Hoopla)
  • The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler (OverDrive)
  • Max & Mo Make a Snowman by Patricia Lakin (OverDrive)
  • Snowy Owl Invasion by Sandra Markle (Hoopla)
  • Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin (OverDrive; Hoopla)
  • Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner (OverDrive)
  • The Sleepwalking Snowman by Andres Miedoso (OverDrive)
  • The Biggest Snowball of All by Jane Belk Moncure (Hoopla)
  • Dora’s Snowy Forest Adventure by Nickelodeon (OverDrive)
  • First Snow by Bomi Park (Hoopla)
  • A Snowy Day by Christine Platt (Hoopla)
  • Snow Day by Candice Ransom (OverDrive)
  • When the Snow is Deeper than My Boots are Tall by Jean Reidy (OverDrive)
  • Snow Song by A.K. Riley (Hoopla)
  • Snow by Cynthia Rylant (OverDrive)
  • Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre (OverDrive)
  • Skippyjon Jones: Snow What by Judy Schachner (OverDrive)
  • Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow by Rob Scotton (OverDrive)
  • Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (OverDrive)
  • Snow Day by Margaret McNamara (OverDrive)
  • Vampirina in the Snow by Anne Marie Pace (OverDrive)
  • Snow Song by A.K. Riley (Hoopla)
  • Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman by Francesca Simon (OverDrive; Hoopla)
  • Ladybug Girl: Ready for Snow by David Soman (OverDrive)
  • Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow by David Soman (OverDrive)
  • Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart (Hoopla)
  • The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven (Hoopla)
  • White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt (Hoopla)
  • First Snow by Nancy Viau (Hoopla)
  • The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogel (OverDrive)
  • How to Catch a Snowman by Adam Wallace (Hoopla)

Snow Day Movies

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