Melissa A. Smith
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Snow Day! Those two words are enough to elicit squeals of excitement from any school aged child while at the same time pulling groans from their parents.
Groans you ask? But why? Well, because a single snow day is no big deal. Your kids can occupy themselves by taking over the television or building the season's first snowman or by having a great snowball fight. If, heaven forbid!, the snowfall is bad enough you know one day is going to lead into another; what do you do with a shut in child? You know as well as I do that it's only a matter of time before they start complaining "I'm bored!" as you roll your eyes. Even though you're soon casting them about looking for anything and everything that will take away the boredom, even if it's only for a few minutes.
When I was younger, and I spent my time babysitting, I had to become creative with play. Because I liked being the "cool one" that the kids asked their parents to call, I had some really fun games. When I had my own children and experienced their own phases of boredom, I dusted off those games and made up a few new ones.