Snow Day Survival Kit

I may not have much (any?) good shopping where I live and there may not be many super great restaurants, but one thing we have plenty of is SNOW! I know I’ve probably mentioned it a couple million times, but I’m going to mention it again: I live in the 3rd snowiest city in the United States.

This winter isn’t looking so bad, only 87 inches so far (last year at this time we’d already gotten 140 or so!). Still, we already had one snow day, and I’m pretty sure that there will be a few more, so I decided to make a few snow day survival kits for our friends.

(Sshhh. Don’t tell my girls, but I may or may not have one hidden away for them when the next snow day comes.)

Make a snow day survival kit for your kids this winter--you never know when a snow day will hit. Be ready!

They were super simple to make, and best of all, not very expensive.

I bought the cute blue tubs from Dollar Tree, obviously for a dollar apiece. I then filled up the tubs with batting and a few fun goodies.

Fill a dollar store bucket with everything you need to survive a snow day, and have it on hand for your own kids, or give it as a gift! Easy and affordable.

We put in our favorite hot chocolate: Stephens Candycane Cocoa. Because, what’s a snow day without a good cup (or three) of hot chocolate?

And hot cocoa requires marshmallows. I found a can of mini marshmallows that was just perfect: Kraft Mallow Bits (Incidentally, Kraft puts them in the same kind of container as they do their Parmesan cheese, and Bria was wondering why I included Parmesan cheese in a snow day survival kit.)

I put in a pair of fuzzy socks for each kid. I found some at WalMart that were blue and fuzzy with snowflakes on them. Perfect!

Finally, I included a movie. Sophia and I dug around the $5 movie bins and found a few good ones:

Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Happy Feet, and Happy Feet Two (many of these are actually even cheaper on Amazon, which are my affiliate links).

I topped it off with a super cute little wooden decoration that I found at WalMart for under a dollar (okay, so my mom found them at WalMart for under a dollar, but they are super cute!).

Even if you don’t plan on having a lot of snow days, these are fun to put together and give away! You can pretend to have a snow day!

Happy Snow Days this winter! (Or not.)

How to make a snow day survival kit. Easy and affordable!
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Jessica Abegg

And its even color-coordinated! I've seen so many people with snow, both bloggers and Instagramers, and I'm over here with sunshine (though it is only 35!). I hate when it snows, because everyone goes crazy, as we don't get it often, but this would be perfect even just for a cold afternoon (or weekend!).

Mary Burris

Fun! When I was younger I always looked forward to snow days.


These are so cute and I bet your friends will just love them. We had a couple of ice days last year and a dusting of snow put this city in panic mode we get it so rarely. Cathy


Now I am just waiting for it to snow here. Which isn't likely but I will keep my fingers crossed. What a cute gift idea.

Jeannie Clemens

I don't have much shopping close to me either, nor places to eat, and not nearly as much snow as you; but we did get snow several times this year so a snow day kit would be fun to make for the grands. Thanks for partying at For what it's worth-jeannie.


Thanks for having a great linky party! And I think you're right, a snow day kit is just fun no matter how much snow you get. 🙂


I do hope it snows for you! You are welcome to some of mine!


Snow day certainly means different things to different people in different places, that's for sure!


I still look forward to them!


I want more sunshine! 🙂 I will happily trade with you.