One of the wonderful benefits of homeschooling is that there is no need for snow days. One of the worst things about homeschooling? No snow days!! With new snow falling daily here in Columbus, there is no reason not to create a snow day of your own. Jump into some of these fun snow activities!
First, don't forget your Metro Parks when the weather turns chilly. Battelle Darby Creek, Blacklick Woods, Blendon Woods, Highbanks, and Sharon Woods all offer sledding hills. Battelle Darby Creek and Blendon Woods also have skating ponds. Finally, Battelle Darby Creek, Blacklick Woods, Blendon Woods, Chestnut Ridge, Clear Creek, Glacier Ridge, Heritage Trail, Highbanks, Prairie Oaks, Slate Run, and Three Creeks also offer cross-country skiing on designated trails.
If you want to stay in your backyard, there are plenty of snow-related lesson plans on the internet.
Teacher Planet has a great Snow Pit study for grades 4-12.For lots of information about snow, try the All About Snow page from the NSIDC. (National Snow and Ice Data Center.... did you know we had one?) Education World offers a Blizzard of Winter Lessons with plans and crafts for all ages including a scientific study on the Density of Snow, Ice and Water for grades 2-6. How Stuff Works offers a variety of fun Snow Activities including how to make snow ice cream!
Whatever your activity of choice, remember the joy of a snow day and share a day of wonder!