By Allrecipes Editors

The roads are icy and the snow is piling up, so why not make the most of your snow day? Here are some cozy ideas for snow day fun for you and the kids.

Snow-bound Gatherings

Try these easy activities to keep the kids entertained indoors. Sure, it might get noisy and messy, but you're making memories and that's what really counts in the long run.

Pancake Party!

Easy, inexpensive, and crowd-friendly. You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now. Just set out fun toppings and let the kids get creative.

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Get this recipe: Fluffy Pancakes | Photo by footballgrl16

Pizza Party!

Let the kids make pizza dough (that should keep them occupied for a while), then let them customize their own pizzas. For even easier pizzas, use biscuit dough, crescent roll dough, or English muffins for the pizza crust.

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Get this recipe: Fast English Muffin Pizzas | Photo by mommyluvs2cook

Pajama Party/Movie Night!

Make popcorn and set up a hot chocolate bar where everyone can add marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles, and whipped cream to mugs of cocoa.

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Get this recipe: Candy Cane Cocoa | Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Take It Outside

If you get a little break in the weather, get outside to build a snowman, have a snowball fight, or even just take a little walk and enjoy the snow. It'll help everyone burn off excess energy, and maybe they'll even go down for a nap. (Dream on, right?)

Need a quick and easy snack to take on the go? Try an easy trail mix:

Get this recipe: Mountain Trail Mix | Photo by Holiday Baker

Easy Winter Supper

Let your slow cooker make dinner while you play with the kids. Try these hearty, filling winter favorites -- just right getting cozy after a fun-filled snow day.

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Four simple ingredients is all it takes to make this flavorful pot roast. Serve with your favorite winter vegetables.

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