Once the University of Michigan cancelling classes for two days in a row, I thought to myself “Hooray! I’m going to catch up on sleep for the next two days!” Then I tried to remember what I did on snow days during elementary and high school. I would play outside for the day, or have friends over to play inside. So I decided that maybe instead of sleeping for the next two days I could do something else. So here is a list of things that I might do during our snow-days.
Movie Marathons! I am a huge fan of movies, my favorite genres are romcoms, sci-fi, and thrillers. When creating a movie marathon you have the choice of watching a bunch or random movies, movies with the same theme, or a movie series. Watching random movies is good so that you do not get too bored when watching a couple movies in one sitting. This way you can laugh, cry, and get scared in one day; which can be more exciting. Watching movies from the same genre, or with the same theme can give you an extra dose of whatever feeling you want. Watching a movie series gives you purpose when you are sitting watching a movie, because you now have to finish the series. I personally like watching movie series. You can always re-watch Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings.
Read! As a college student, I never do any reading for pleasure during the school year because I am constantly reading for my classes. Taking two days to start and possibly finish a book that has been sitting unread in my bookshelf would be great. Cold weather is also the perfect reading conditions because then you are incentivized to sit in a chair curled up with a blanket and a book and are able to read for hours. It’s also nice when you are sitting by a window that brings in natural light and so that you can look outside but you do not have to go outside.
Game night! The last activity is better if there is someone else with you. A game night or afternoon is always fun and relaxing, depending on the game. I used to play a lot of board games growing up with my family, and I have not played them much since going to college. I love when an opportunity comes up and I can play them again. The best games to play during snow days are games that take a long time because you have all of the time in the world. I personally like to play Risk when I have a couple of hours to spend on a game.