Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! The Smoky Mountains are gorgeous with white capped peaks and glistening snow. Usually, the lower elevations get little accumulation, however, when ice and heavy snow sets in, it can cause a bit of cabin fever! Looking for something to keep your family entertained indoors while on vacation? Check out some of these fun family indoor activities that require little to no elements!
Build a fort – Fort building is tons of fun! Anything can be incorporated into the construction of the structure! Use the comforter and the chairs. Have a ton of those plastic party cups? Use those for a fortress wall! Creativity can lead to awesome forts!
Blow bubbles – Give the kids a cup with water, a straw and soap. Have a race to see who can get their bubble mountain to the top first! Try using other containers you have access to and see which one works the best.
Letter or number doodles – Draw a letter or number whatever size you want on a piece of paper. See what kind of creations can come from those. Can the letter P become a penguin? Bonus points if the creation starts with the letter or has the same number as the number drawn. At the end, have an art show! Why not try to do the whole alphabet?
Paper plane contest – Paper airplanes aren’t just for passing notes. See who can create a plane that will fly the furthest. Decorate the planes to make them exciting. Have a plane showcase!
Indoor picnic – Instead of having everyone gather at the table for lunch or go their separate ways in the cabin, why not have an indoor picnic? Throw down a comforter or towel, put together some family style plates and have a picnic!
Dance party – Have something that will play music like a smartphone, laptop, radio or TV? Then you have all the requirements for a super fun family dance party! Let the kids take turns in the middle showing off their skills!
Sing off – Same thing applies! Any song can become a karaoke sing off! Look up karaoke songs on YouTube or sing along to your favorites. Bonus points for getting into full character and dressing up.
Learn something new – If you have internet access while stuck inside, learn a new skill! There are hundreds of thousands of tutorials online. Why not have the family learn the alphabet in sign language?
What does your family do to pass the time when you’re snowed in? Tell us below!