The cold never bothered me anyway

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Allia McDowell, Staff Reporter

Winter brings snow, and snow brings snow days. After sleeping until noon and eating a great breakfast, don’t waste the day looking for something fun to do. If you finished all your homework, and your room can’t be any cleaner, try something new. Here are five fun ways to spend your snow day.

1.) Movie Marathon

Grab a blanket, make some popcorn, and pop on a movie. Snow days are great for relaxing and there is no better way to relax than watching a movie series. Whether it is Harry Potter, High School Musical, Twilight, or all the Disney Princess movies, there is a movie series that appeals to your taste. Delve into the characters’ lives, memorize your favorite quotes, and finally find out how that series ends.

2.) Top Chef

Dust off those old cookbooks, empty your fridge, and cook the day away. Bake some cookies, and decorate them with frosting. Have your own Chopped competition and challenge yourself to cooking with only a few, odd ingredients. Turn on the Cooking Network and try and cook what they are cooking. You’ll end up with a great meal for you and your family, and maybe even some delicious treats to enjoy throughout the week! Who knows, maybe you will discover a new love for cooking.

3.) Game Night

Nothing is more fun than playing old board games. Games like Monopoly can entertain you and a few friends for a few hours. Board games are different from all the popular video games, and they can be way more fun. Put away the electronics, get some friends together, and spend the day competing in classic board games that you haven’t played in years. There is no better time to have a blast-from-the-past.

4.) Baby, It’s cold outside

Bundle up, grab some boots, and take advantage of all the fresh snow. Whether it is sledding, building a snowman, or having a snowball fight with the neighbors, the powdery blanket offers endless possibilities for creativity and fun. No one is too old or too young to play in the snow. Capture those childhood memories of making snow angels in your front yard. And, once your day in the snow is over, head inside and make a warm cup of hot chocolate.

5.) Curl up with a good book

Everyone has that book they just have not have had time to read. A snow day gives you the chance to catch up on all that reading you have been wanting to do. Walk up to your bookshelf, choose something new, and settle in for a long day of reading. Let yourself be absorbed into the riveting chapters. You won’t want to put the book down until you know exactly how it ends. If you read fast and finish the book, you can even watch the movie adaptation of it (if there is one). Then, pick which one you like better and write down why. Maybe even try writing an alternate ending for the story!