Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for, a snow day! Now… what to do, you say? Don’t worry I've got the perfect, snowy activities.
Well first off you have to have the perfect playlist to listen to under the snowfall and jam along to! Here’s a few Christmas/winter songs to dance around to:
Home for Christmas - In real life
If you’re not a big boy bander fanatic, you probably wont know who this is. But for those of you who also beige watched Boy Band every week on ABC, This is Chance, Brady, Sergio, Drew, and Michael Connor singing the original “Home for Christmas” by Bing Crosby, like absolute angels.
Mary, did you know - Pentatonix
Okay, yes, “Mary did you know” has everything to do with jesus and for some of you who don't believe in god, that may not be exactly up your alley which is totally fine. But this song, gives you a glimpse in the ‘90’s. It’s honestly beautiful.
All I want for christmas is you - Fifth Harmony
Personally, i’m not a big fan of fifth harmony (No offense to any of you Harmonizers) but in their cover of this song, their harmonies were on point. Love love love it.
Come December - Jordan Fisher
First of all, Jordan Fisher is a beauty, like he’s amazing please look ----->
Anyway ahem, he sings a original song called “Come december” and it’s perfect.
Sleigh Ride - Fun
Okay, I have a special place in my heart for f.u.n, they’re wonderful and this cover of “Sleigh Ride” is even more wonderful.
So now that you have you winter playlist poppin, next it’s time to get some snacks and refreshments. Here’s some of the best winter drinks and snacks, easy to make at home, or buy at your local grocery store.
Of course it’s easy to just buy it from the store, mix it with milk, and heat up but if you wanna make your own the recipe is simple you will need:
Then simply just mix together the cocoa, sugar, salt, and milk then (If using a microwave) put it in a cup and heat it for 30 seconds at a time (If on a stove) Put it into a saucepan and whisk constantly while heating until hot. It you want to add some whip cream, or marshmallows and enjoy!
Eggnog is the perfect refreshment, that is typically served cold (also available in the store), here’s what you need for this recipe:
With this you will need to: Beat the egg with the sugar and salt and then pour in the vanilla and milk then stir, if you want grate some nutmeg on top. Then there you have your perfect homemade eggnog!
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Also, this recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies so if you tryna eat all that then go ahead, I would, but if not, you may wanna tryna making a smaller portion) First you will need:
Then, you going to preheat the oven to 375°F and get some parchment paper and place on a pan. Then you’re gonna whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl then in another bowl you’re going to mix the eggs and vanilla. Then it yet ANOTHER bowl, put the butter, sugar, and brown sugar and use a electric mixer to blend it together until it's light and fluffy then you add in the egg mixture. Mix, finally add the dry mixture. After then you place spoonfuls of the dough on the parchment and refrigerate for 15 minutes, then transfer directly into the oven for 10-12 minutes, when done take them out and let them cool for 1 minute and then you can eat them accompanied with your hot chocolate!
Brownies are the perfect warm chocolate squares to make your day, and definitly are a must, for this recipe you will need:
First you’ll preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray. Next beat the eggs, then add in the hazelnut spread. Add flour, salt, and continue mixing. Pour into the prepared dish and smooth the surface with a spatula then cook for 23-30 minutes, let cool, and enjoy with your egg nog!
Now that your all set with the music and refreshments, what about some card games? Here’s a few easy to learn card games, perfect for playing when your snowed in!
So the objective of slapjack is to collect all the cards, and to do so you deal all the cards between however many people you have playing. When everyone is dealt, keep your cards face down without looking at them, then go around in a circle and everyone will place down one card in the center. When a jack court card is placed face up the goal is you want to be the first one to “slap” it and you when the jack, and all the cards below it. If you run out of cards your out of the game, and the player who wins all the cards wins.
For crazy 8’s the object of the game is to get rid of all your cards. If two people are playing each recieve seven cards, if 4-5 people are playing each get five cards. The left over cards are made the draw pile, and from the draw pile you turn one card over to start a discard pile. Now the player to the dealers left must match the cards number or suit. If you cant match the card, then you may play an 8 and name the suit in play. But if you dont have either, you must draw until you get one, the first to get rid of all their cards wins.
Now that you have everything you need to have a relaxing snow day in, have fun and go build some snowmen (or women) or sled around! After all it is basically a vacation!
Story by Trinity Barnwell-Thomas