12 Silliest Snow Day Superstitions You Innocently Fell for as a Kid

Ephraim Obare
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As a kid, who didn’t relish the thrill of waking up to a blanket of snow outside and the prospect of a day off school? We all had our quirky rituals and superstitions, crossing our fingers and toes, hoping against hope that the snowflakes would continue to fall just a bit longer.

In the spirit of weather-driven nostalgia, let’s take an amusing, snow-covered stroll down memory lane as we explore the 12 silliest snow day superstitions that many of us once innocently believed. Hold onto your hats – or should that be sleds? – for a flurry of childhood superstition like no other.

Wearing Pajamas Inside Out

Wearing Pajamas Inside Out
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Nothing screams ‘snow day’ like wearing your PJs inside out and backward. Supposedly, this sartorial shuffle convinces the Snow Gods to bless us with a day off school through a snowstorm. Unorthodox? Yes. Effective? You decide.

Ice Cube Flush

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This one’s a classic. The ritual involves tossing an ice cube into the toilet and giving it a royal flush. The logic? It’s akin to offering a chilled sacrifice to the snow deities!

White Crayon in the Freezer

White Crayon in the Freezer
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You’ve heard of the Tooth Fairy, but what about the Snow Fairy? She pays a visit if you slip a white crayon in your freezer or under the pillow. Don’t ask us why it must be a crayon; we still wonder.

Snow Dance

Snow Dance
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Doing a ritualistic snow dance near the freezer the night before could bring about a snowfall or give your family a good laugh! A win is a win anyway.

Spoon Under the Pillow

Spoon Under the Pillow
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Who knew cutlery could control the weather? An old superstition involves placing a spoon under your pillow to bring on the snow.

Yelling at the Sky

Yelling at the Sky
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A bit more straightforward, this involves going outside and demanding the sky to snow. Just be sure your neighbors know you’re trying to invoke a snow day!

Frozen Spoon

Frozen Spoon
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This one involves placing a spoon in the freezer overnight. A frozen spoon for a frozen day makes sense, right?

Five Ice Cubes

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Some believe throwing five ice cubes out of the window will bring on a snow day. After all, the sky needs some ice to get started, right?

Eating Ice Cream

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The exact origin of this superstition is unknown, but who are we to argue with tradition? While this one may not cause a snow day, are you really losing if you’re eating ice cream? It’s a win-win either way.

Snowflake Pajamas

Snowflake Pajamas
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Some kids swear by wearing their snowflake-covered pajamas to bed to ensure a flurry-filled morning.

Shaking a Snow Globe

Shaking a Snow Globe
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Why let a weatherman predict snow when you can make your own in a globe?

Backwards Day

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Challenge yourself: Brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand and embrace the one-sock slumber!

There you have it, folks, 12 of the silliest snow day superstitions. We can’t guarantee they’ll work, but they are fun to try!

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  • Ephraim Obare

    Ephraim Obare is a versatile member of the Frenz Hub writing team, bringing a rich background in economics to his work. An avid swimmer, reader, and cyclist, Ephraim blends analytical insights with his diverse interests.

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