9 Enchanting First Snow Day Traditions will let you pick the perfect idea for your family to celebrate the start of a magical season.
“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” – J.B. Priestly
The first snow day of winter…there’s something simply amazing about seeing your surroundings becoming blanketed with white snow.
Celebrating the first day of snow is a beautiful way to appreciate the season that slows down our pace of life.
Instead of letting those first moments pass you by, why not create a family tradition celebrating the event?
A new season should be celebrated for all it’s gifts to the world. Wooly mittens, hats and heavy layers fly out of cupboards and we find ourselves in this simple season of life.
When the first snowfall arrives, there is a hush that takes arrives, demanding us to revel in her beauty and celebrate the arrival of a frosted world. Pick out your favorite snow day ideas and take a pause and create fun family memories.
One of ways to predict when it will snow is going to the website that has the snow day calculator. You put in your zip code and it will let you know using the most recent weather updates.
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Here’s 9 Enchanting First Snow Day Traditions Worth Trying:
1) Bubbly and Appetizers.
On the first snowfall evening, make it an annual tradition to sit out on your front or back porch and toast to a breathtaking night. This tradition will become one of your favorite snow day activities.
Have a bottle of champagne in the fridge waiting for this yearly event and serve the kids sparkling apple cider.
Make appetizers like a cheese plate or smoked salmon sandwiches and enjoy the show. Comfy outdoor chairs standing by and cozy blankets to stay warm would make this the perfect evening.
To make sure your bottle stays bubbly, make sure you have a champagne sealer. You can get one here.
2) Cozy Goodnight.
The day of the first snow, my cousin has special flannel snowflake sheets that she put on all the kids beds. It’s one of her favorite snow day rituals.
She also bakes a fresh batch of snowflake cookies and tops it off with some hot cocoa that the kids devour before drifting off into wonderland.
3) Snow day winter picnic.
Pack up your family and head to someplace beautiful to watch the freshly fallen snow. Make it a winter picnic with quiche, soup in your favorite thermos, hearty bread and hot apple cider.
Bring plenty of blankets and watch the dance of snowflakes. A sled would make the perfect table to lay out your treats.
4) Feathered Friends.
Now that snow has arrived, it’s much harder for birds to find enough food.
Get the whole family involved by hanging bird feeders, having a heated bird bath for easy access to fresh water, and make special bird ornaments like this for your feathered friends to feast on.
Take pictures of the birds with the snowy backdrop to document the arrival of your feathered neighbors.
5) Snow Angels.
Every year after the first fallen snow, have your family make snow angels below a second story window if you have one.
Have someone else take a picture and you can also “write” the year with cranberries. The pictures will show how your children have grown throughout the years as their snow angels get bigger.
6) Annual Snowfall.
On the first day of snow a fun tradition is to gather all your family members and write on pieces of paper each of your predictions for the annual amount of snow fall for the upcoming season.
The closest winner to the actual inches in the spring gets to choose activity that everyone has to participate in.
7) Snow day food.
Make snowman pancakes an annual tradition that everyone will love. Stuffing yourselves with this adorable treat will warm your tummies and soul.
8) Snow day dance and song.
Get ready to move. Start by opening all the windows and get all decked out wearing white. Start playing any song that has snow in the lyrics and dance along with the falling flakes.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
9) Pictures of snow.
This is my favorite snow day tradition. Your camera can showcase everyday items with snow as the backdrop.
Snow art is a fun activity for everyone. You can get the kids involved by letting them create scenes in the snow with their toys.
Small igloos can be constructed where teddy bears can retreat to.
You can gather greenery, cranberries, pinecones and acorns and use them to create pictures in the snow. Write different words in the snow and add accents. Take pictures and send them to your friends and family.
Your snow day pictures will bring laughter and fond memories if you look at them during the hot summer months.
We’ve reached the end of 9 Enchanting First Snow Traditions Worth Trying. I hoped you enjoyed them. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite first snow day tradition is.
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