11 Ways to Make it Snow

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Parents, I don’t know about you, but over here in South Jersey, my kids are practically begging for a snow day. Right now, it’s almost mid-January and, while we’ve had quite a few snow flurries, we’ve had no snow accumulation and it’s all melted pretty quickly. They legit wake up bummed when they don’t have a 2-hour delay and would probably give their right arm for a blizzard of epic proportions (remember the blizzard of 1996?! That was a good one!). One of my kids is a leftie, so he could probably manage, but the other is a rightie, so we definitely want to keep those right arms attached (sarcasm…sarcasm). Here in Cherry Hill, NJ, my kids are trying every trick in the book possible to try to get a good snowfall. Now, who knows if any of their efforts will actually amount to any bit of snowfall, but it has been fun trying out some of these old wives tales. If you want to play along and try to tempt Mother Nature into providing a good snowfall, might as well try some of these tricks to make it snow. (Disclaimer: obviously, this is more of a fun article and does not contain guaranteed ways to make it snow. Come on, now.)

Wear Pajamas Backwards

Honestly, as long as my kids go to bed without a fight, I don’t really care if they’re wearing their pajamas upside down with their arms in the leg holes and legs in the arm holes. BUT…wearing pajamas backwards is supposedly one way to make it snow. My son tried this last night, it didn’t work, but I promise you we’ll keep trying.

Put a Spoon Under your Pillow

At least they’ll be prepared for cereal in the morning? Sleeping with a spoon under the pillow is said to result in so much snow that you’ll have to dig your way out of the house with a spoon! Might as well make it a tablespoon and not a teaspoon just in case.

Eat Ice Cream for Dinner

Any excuse to eat more ice cream, right? I’m totally game for this. Two cartons of mint chocolate chip, please and thank you.

Flush Ice Down the Toilet

I mean, it’s not like they’re flushing anything that could clog the toilet, so might as well give it a shot. I’ve heard a few versions of this one. Some say to flush 1 cube down for every inch of snow you’d like to fall and some are a general “flush the ice.” Do whatever you’d like, but remember, in the case you DO get hit with a ton of snow and your kids are home from school for days upon days, you might want that ice to make some cocktails wholesome, fresh squeezed lemonade.

Shake a Snowglobe When you Walk Past it

I’m wondering if this one was made up by a parent that just hadn’t cleaned up all the holiday decorations yet? Either way, our snowglobes are still out (because of the aforementioned reason #momlife), so might as well give it a shot!

Put a Spoon in the Freezer

Again with the spoons!! Do your spoons disappear from the silverware drawer, too? If we looked in the freezer and in the kids rooms, I bet we could find them all…

Sing by an Open Freezer

“Listen kids, make it snappy because we’re not freezing the whole house.” Apparently, if you go to the freezer, open the door, and sing “Snow day, snow day, snow day!” a snow day will happen.

Do a Snow Dance on the Front Yard

Throw your backwards pajamas on and go out on the front lawn to dance. I mean, this sounds like a typical day in my life as a mom.

Put a White Crayon in the Freezer

Hello, again, freezer, my old friend. Putting the most useless color in the crayon box in the freezer is supposed to make it snow. Who would’ve thought?!

Leave Ice Cubes on the Front Step

In this case, it appears as though we would be trying to freeze the neighborhood? I totally recommend doing this while singing the “Let it Go” song because, clearly, if we want snow, the cold never bothered us anyway.

Brush Your Teeth with the Opposite Hand

While this could be harder than you’d think, at least the kids are brushing their teeth before bed, so HIGH FIVE, PARENTS!! We got this!


There ya go. Eleven ways to make it snow should be enough to keep the kids busy for a bit, right?

You know what? Once we DO get a snow day, you’re going to need to keep the kids busy! Don’t worry. I got you! Check out 11 Ways to Keep Kids Busy on a Snow Day.


Elizabeth Dukart is a proud born and raised Jersey Girl, wife, and mom of 2 boys.

Created in 2018, Elizabeth owns and publishes South Jersey Family: a free resource allowing local families can enjoy quality time together with the help of a local events & activities calendar, local reviews & recommendations, and more. Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest are her favorite forms of social media. In addition, Elizabeth helps to empower local women by co-leading the Cherry Hill Believe Inspire Grow Pod through monthly meetings and a Facebook Group

When she’s not busy taking over the world, Elizabeth can be found listening to The Beatles, being silly with her boys, watching movies with family, or searching for deals in the aisles of Target.

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