Somehow when the sun is out, a yard full of snow doesn't seem so cold. Yesterday, temperatures in Greensboro were below freezing and the eight inches of snow showed no signs of melting; yet, the glorious sun was shining. Regardless of your age, this is perfect play date weather. Since school is cancelled today, families are able to to head outside and sled to their heart's content. Road travel has been fairly easy on the main roads, but the side roads remain extremely icy and the sidewalks are dangerous, too. Education is important, but safety is even more important. With internet access, students have access to consider learning resources.
Playing in the snow can be so memorable. Given the Natural Learning Initiative* and the documented benefits of connecting children with nature, time spent traipsing around in the snow is time well spent. Another option with these cold temperatures is to make snow cream- a wintry, southern tradition. If you family doesn't already have a snow cream recipe, a great recipe is only a Google search away.
*See this resource from NC State.