CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 02: Kids sled in Humboldt Park on January 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago area has been getting snowed on for the past three days with some suburban areas getting hit with more than 16 inches. The snowfall is expected to end sometime this evening or early Friday morning in the city. The same system is moving east and is expected to dump more than a foot of snow in areas of New England. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Kids have only been back in school for a couple of days after the holiday break (We used to call it Christmas vacation). NOW, we have a snowstorm on the way tomorrow that is expected to drop anywhere from 8-15 inches of snow in greater Boston.

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Did you run out of things to keep your kids busy during school vacation? It was a FRIGID week and the extreme cold will return after the storm. WHAT TO DO?

Build a fort:

Take all the cardboard boxes from Christmas and put them around your kitchen or dining room table. Kids will play for hours. Don’t have cardboard? Take a big blanket or sheet and drape it over the table. Give them a flashlight and some coloring books. They’ll love the privacy!

Finger Paint:

Go buy some latex finger paint that washes off. Let your kids paint a wall, then you can wash it right off!


Slice and bake cookies. A stove, a cookie sheet and some dough. Simple!

Maple Syrup Snow Taffy: My mother did this with us all the time when we were kids. She called it a “Sugaring In”.

Here are some more:

Snow Day Survival Guide! Things to do when your bored!

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