The COVID pandemic has certainly changed snow days for many schools — but no matter what, we’ll always have a soft spot for a snow day, whenever we get one. When those big, fluffy flakes appear like magic and transform everything into a winter wonderland, and a blanket of snow hides imperfections and smooths everything out with an irresistible carpet of white, it’s like the Spanx of weather. True, a few inches of snow brings with it the stuff childhood dreams are made of (sledding and snowball fights, building igloos and snowmen) but it can also bring with it some serious cabin fever if, say, those few inches turns into a few feet. Sure, you can still bundle up and send the kids outside for a little while, but not all day. And you know you can only watch so many holiday movies on Netflix. What’s a housebound kid to do? We have the answer.
When it’s too cold to go out, bring a little outside in with these gorgeous printable snowflake templates to transform your kid’s bedroom into their very own North Pole. From simple, understated designs even little kids can bust out, to more detailed, intricate designs for the older kids, children of all ages will love these easy snowflake printables. Tape them in the windows, hang them from the ceiling, make them into garlands, or hang them from your tree. These snowflakes won’t melt, or get up your sleeves and make you super cold and wet. Use regular printer paper to make normal-sized snowflakes, or up your blizzard game and make enormous flakes using rolls of paper or poster board.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
A version of this story was originally published in November 2019.