11 Fun Things To Do At Home If You're Snowed In This Week

The Beast from the East is here, and heavy snow is expected across the country over the coming days.

If Met Eireann issues a Status Red weather warning, schools and workplaces could be forced to close. 

And you know what that means - a whole day at home to yourself! 

Here are some ideas for how to spend it...

1. Build a fort 

A snow day is the perfect excuse to act like a kid. Grab some blankets and chairs and snuggle up! 

2. Read a good book

Turn off Netflix and get through that novel you've been meaning to finish. You'll be glad you did. 

3. Cook a fancy meal 

You know those recipes that you really want to try but you know they'll take forever? Now is the time - just make sure you get to the shop before everything is gone. 

4. Play a board game 

A great way to spend some quality time with your flatmates or family. Just hope it doesn't end in tears.

5. Catch up on TV Shows 

Still haven't watched The Good Place or Black Mirror? Now's your chance. 

6. Get creative

This is a great chance to make a card for an upcoming birthday, do some sketches or write a short story. 

7. Discover some new music 

It's easy to get stuck in a rut, so why not make some playlists with new artists you haven't listened to before? 

8. Learn a new skill

Always wanted to learn how to knit, or speak Spanish? There are loads of how-to videos online, and Duolingo is great for languages. 

9. Have a dance party 

Pum up the jam and burn some calories - or learn a choreographed routine a la Ross and Monica. 

10. Have a fashion show 

Sort out your closet by trying on all your clothes. Do they still fit you? Do you ever wear them? If not, put them in a bag for charity. 

11. Set up a home spa 

Have a long, luxurious bath, put on a face mask and relax. You deserve it.