More Snow??? What to do while stuck inside?

More snow expected here in our area of the country! What do you do to keep the children occupied on snowy days? It has been so cold here snow play is out of the question (too bad because it always tires the children out!

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    02/08/14
    4Kerri Nino
    So...I do snow for breakfast with a fav movie! They can sit on floor eating the snow while watching! After all if they spill its just water! But it is our special snow ice cream!!! With out the ice cream treat!!
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    02/09/14
    Kerri ~ What a cool mom! That sounds great!
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      02/08/14
      7Kimberly Acord
      It's snowing here also, so I plan on baking!! My stepdaughter loves cookies and rolls, and her mommy does not make anything like that, so I try to make them when she is here,even if it isn't snowing. I want to watch a movie with them, paint their little fingernails, and just enjoy the fact my awesome husband is home today instead of working in the snow in the mountains. I hope everyone has an incredible day!
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        02/08/14
        It just started snowing 20 minutes ago. I'm baking some blondies and catching up on the little guys baby book. We've been snowed in a lot this winter.

        Baby Russell is entertaining the both of us today. He's currently pressing the cable box button over and over and over (refusing to let me watch the Olympics). Occasionally he takes a break to smoosh his face up to the glass door on the entertainment center. I also built him his first fort out of our kitchen table and most of our extra sheets. He drags his toys under there and has a grand old time giggling to himself.
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        02/08/14
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        02/09/14
        HMm I thought that link would work better here's the recipe

        1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

        1/2 teaspoon baking powder

        1/8 teaspoon baking soda

        1/2 teaspoon salt

        1/2 cup chopped walnuts

        1/3 cup butter, melted

        1 cup packed brown sugar

        1 egg, beaten

        1 tablespoon vanilla extract

        2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

        Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan.
        1. Measure 1 cup sifted flour. Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift again. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Mix well and set aside.
        2. Stir the brown sugar into the melted butter and mix well. Cool slightly.
        3. Mix the beaten egg and vanilla into the brown sugar mixture. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing just until combined.
        4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes
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          02/08/14
          When I was a nanny for school age children we would hang out in our pj's all day. I'd make them a big breakfast (usually bacon, eggs, hash browns, crescent rolls, and sausage) while we watched an animated movie. Then we would play a board game chosen by the oldest with the youngest one being the rule maker! Trust me, monopoly with a 5 year old and an 11 year old boy makes you want to pull your hair out but that's the only way they would play fairly. After that we would eat a small lunch and play hide n seek. No matter how old you are you are never to old to play hide and seek! If all of your kids are older it's a ton of fun to have them play hide n seek at night with no lights (unless someone is still scared of the dark). It's hard to keep kids fully entertained for multiple days. I always try to remember what my sitters use to do with me when I was a kid (except most just let me watch movies all day). My parents would always have me read a story to them or tell them about my favorite things in life. I loved having my parents home because we never just watched tv all day. We played games and had real life conversations that really helped our relationship. You would be surprised the things you can learn about your child with an extra day off of school/work, especially if they are trapped in the house with you!!! =) bwuahahahahahahaha
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            02/09/14
            Ashley Green
            definitely arts and crafts!
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              02/09/14
              Well.... i let them help shovel the driveway and walkway. It tired them out! They had so much fun doing it though! We then watched the movie "Dolphin Tale" very good movie!
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                02/11/14
                Kim I would come over but do not like to drive in the snow! But other ideas are great! LOL!
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                  02/12/14
                  Corinne ~ ooh bird houses sound fun!
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