10 things to do on a snow day


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Snow days keep you off the Hilltop, but creatively entertained inside and outdoors.

By Natalie Sukhman, Staff Writer

The time of year for snow days has finally arrived, and while you are probably excited to skip a day of school, you may wonder what to do while stuck at home. Here are a few suggestions:

Go sledding

Put on your snow boots, gather some friends and head out to the closest hill (usually found at a nearby golf course or even here at Hackley). Sledding is a great way to stay active and take advantage of the cold weather.

Start a television series

If you are in the mood to watch TV, look no further than Netflix. Some of our favorite comedy series are The Office and Friends. Other entertaining shows to check out are Breaking Bad and Stranger Things.

Play a game

Games are a super fun way to pass time with friends or family. A few enjoyable options are Scrabble, Cards Against Humanity, or a puzzle.

Watch a movie

If you are tired and want to stay in bed, watching a movie is entertaining and comfortable. Many terrific movies can be found on Netflix, HBO, or On Demand. The Dial recommends Home Alone, Clueless, Love Story, Elf, and Up.

Bake something

On a cold day, desserts such as a nutella mug cake and ginger molasses cookies are delicious winter treats that are simple, yet rich.

Make s’mores

If you have a fireplace, roast marshmallows on long sticks with chocolate and graham crackers. Grab a blanket, sit back and relax in front of the fire.

Create an igloo

Follow these easy steps for your very own backyard igloo: cut blocks of hard-packed, icy snow and arrange in a circular pattern. Then begin building up the walls, and gradually slope upwards and inwards to create a dome top. Remember to block out an entrance!

Read a good book

Get ahead on your school reading or read a novel of your choice. Some favorites are The Catcher in the Rye, The Maze Runner and the Harry Potter series. iBooks are an excellent way to preview and buy books without even having to leave the house.

Start an art project

A snow day is the perfect time to start an arts and crafts project. Take a sketchbook, some watercolors, or just a pen and pencil and let your creativity do the rest.

Decorate for the holidays
Spice up your environment with a little holiday cheer! Decorate a Christmas tree, hang twinkle lights on windows, make paper snowflakes, or put scented candles around a room.