25 Snow Day Activities for Adults

Snow Day Activities for Adults

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We have had some serious weather this year so I am sharing some snow day activities for adults today. Let me know what you do on snow days in the comments below.

  1. Colour. I suggest this colouring book and markers.
  2. Bake cookies. These sugar cookies are a tried and true recipes.
  3. Shovel the driveway and sidewalks.
  4. Shovel your neighbour’s driveway and sidewalk.
  5. Go tobogganing. I went tobogganing last month for the first time in 15 years and it was exhilarating. Try it out and live a little.
  6. Read a book. You can get an instant download of most books through the Kindle APP on most devices. I still recommend You Are A Badass.
  7. Write a letter to someone just because. My friend Julie of Try Small Things still sends snail mail and I keep each and every letter and small gift. Be like Julie
  8. Binge a new show. I have binged Schitt’s Creek, Blacklist, New Amsterdam, the Good Doctor, and The Resident this year and all are highly recommended.
  9. Watch a documentary. Here’s some to consider.
  10. Try out a new recipe. Dill Pickle Wings is one of my faves.
  11. Take a nap. I’ll wait for you to come back. Go on.
  12. Give yourself a pedicure. I put together everything you need for cute toes in this post.
  13. Make a vision board to help manifest your goals. Here are some examples.
  14. Listen to a new book. I really enjoy Audible for this and will start Becoming by Michelle Obama today. New members get a free audio book.
  15. Call a friend who you have been meaning to catch up with.
  16. Create a bucket list. Put all the places you want to visit, things you want to do, and experiences you want to have together and start working on it right away. You only have this lifetime to complete it. Find some ideas here.
  17. Sign up for a program like Ancestry.com and start on your family tree.
  18. Organize the junk drawer. We all have one of these and most likely yours could use some organizing. I love these expandable organizers to keep things clean.
  19. Declutter your closet. If it doesn’t fit, has stains or holes, or hasn’t been worn in the past year, GET RID OF IT.
  20. Create a meal plan. Did you know creating a meal plan not only saves you time but also money? Also, check out this post on how to save money on groceries.
  21. Clean out the freezer. You can just leave the items outside if it is cold enough outside.
  22. Do your nails. Pick a nice summery shade to perk up your mood.
  23. Go through your digital photos and order some to get printed. You can order through the Fujifilm Print Life site and pick up at your local Costco, Shoppers, Loblaws, Henry’s, Walmart, Pharmaprix, Fujifilm or Annex Photo.
  24. Organize your paperwork. Love this portable file storage from Amazon.
  25. Work Out. Lots of free options online. Check out this post for more info.

What do you love to do when you have a snow day? Put your favourites in the comments so we could share with our community.

25 Snow Day Activities for Adults


This post includes some Amazon.ca affiliate links. That means if you purchase something using my links I get a small percentage at no extra cost to you. Thank you for helping to support our blog. 

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    February 13, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    I’m not sure why I live in such a cold part of Canada, I’m a woman who loves the sun and heat so on snowy days I like to be inside looking out, lol

  2. Shirley OFlynn
    February 13, 2019 / 11:09 pm

    Great ideas! It’s the perfect time to reorganize or to catch up on some outstanding projects.

  3. February 13, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    I think so too. The first two snow days I begged out but I like tackling projects as well

  4. Jon T
    February 14, 2019 / 11:22 am

    Ah, I work from home so most of my snow days end up covering for other people 🙁

  5. Lynda Cook
    February 15, 2019 / 10:30 am

    These are all great ideas and there is something for everyone to do!

  6. Linda H
    February 19, 2019 / 10:05 am

    Reading a book is my favorite snow day activity.

  7. Kristy R
    February 24, 2019 / 9:56 am

    Some great suggestions here. We went tobaganning the other day. So much fun! I was home with sick kids the other day and while they were sleeping, I went through some of my pics and picked out some to print… now to just get them printed!

  8. kristen visser
    February 25, 2019 / 12:23 pm

    these are perfect ! I have done 3/4 of these things. going through photos is a fabulous idea and something i really need to do. and making a vision board would not only be useful but really fun too

  9. Lynda Cook
    February 26, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    So many great ideas! I have no problems keeping myself busy, I just can’t believe how fast the time goes, I wake up and next thing I know it’s supper time

  10. Linda H
    February 28, 2019 / 2:19 pm

    There’s so many great choices of things to do on a snow day.

  11. AD
    March 9, 2019 / 8:39 pm

    I get very little time to myself, so reading a book or going to see a movie are my favourite snow day activities. Great list!

  12. LisaM
    March 13, 2019 / 2:57 pm

    It’s always a good day to curl up with a book!

  13. Erin N
    March 15, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    Great ideas! I love this list for things to do any day.. even non-snow days! Thanks so much for sharing. I think we are all done with snow here on Vancouver Island!

  14. Debbie White-Beattie
    August 7, 2019 / 1:38 am

    This is a great list but I think “take a nap” would be #1 on the list, especially for parents!

  15. kathy downey
    December 16, 2019 / 8:56 am

    Thanks for the ideas.Winter has set in here!

  16. Andrea Janet
    November 18, 2020 / 8:51 pm

    Great List 🙂

  17. nicky
    November 27, 2020 / 5:53 pm

    Great ideas! Thank you.

  18. Shirley
    December 9, 2020 / 8:21 am

    These are awesome ideas Thank you I will have to try the dill pickle wings

  19. Lynda Cook
    December 12, 2020 / 3:43 pm

    Lots of great ideas, no reason to be bored! get out and have some fun!

  20. Kathy downey
    December 2, 2022 / 7:14 am

    Lots of great ideas now that the snow has arrived for another Deason !

  21. Lisa Dupasquier
    December 14, 2022 / 11:42 pm

    With the storm coming, I look forward to taking a long nap during the snow day on Friday! I can’t remember the last time I didn’t work on a snow day.