Winter means we are cooped up inside and this activity helps the kids have fun and burn some energy!
We love to learn and have fun! It’s especially fun when it is super simple to set up and takes just materials you have on hand! Older and younger kids can have fun with this Snowball Race!
The best part is this was super easy to set up and clean up! Plus you could re-use the cotton balls for another activity when they are done:)
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Snowball Race Simple Indoor Activity for Kids:
First, I set up the kids table.
I got out some cute little trees we had hanging around our house as Christmas decorations to make it look like a forest.
We got some cotton balls.
We picked some colors we loved and talked about colors.
Then we colored the cotton balls!
Next we set up an ending point. Their goal was to see if they could blow their cotton balls (snowballs) to the trees.
We talked about the snowball race vocabulary and I wrote the words on a little white board.
Then, they picked their straws. They both got in starting position to make sure they were being fair.
Then, they blew their snowballs!
We measured how far they traveled and determined who won the snowball race. It helped them practice being supportive of each other even when they don’t win.
If they had a hard time both blowing at the same time, we took turns with each kid going one at a time.
Then, we measured how long they were able to blow their snowballs.
It was fun and simple!
Add more Fun & Learning:
If you want to add more fun, you can add fun decor from your Christmas decorations, like trees to give it more of a forest outdoors feel.
You can use the markers to add colors to your snowballs and review colors!
You can get a measuring tape and measure how far you were able to blow your snowball.
You can compare how far you were able to blow your snowballs far enough.
You can write new words you may learn, like “lungs”, “snow”.
Ages: Older and Younger kids can have fun with this!
Younger Kids: My kids are between ages 2-5 and they loved this!
Older Kids: You can have them draw a map, and then blow the snowballs on their map and talk about where their snowball landed. They could research the place and write a paragraph about it. They will love measuring too!
Way to go mom! Your kids practiced learning skills:
Language-new winter words, reading the words and talking about the words
Math-counting the snowballs, measuring how far the snowballs traveled
Social Skills-taking turns blowing snowballs, being supportive of friends if they win the race
Fine motor-coloring, holding straws
Physical Activity-standing, balancing while blowing straws, chasing snowballs
What a great way to spend some time as a family! I just love that all of our kids can join in on the fun! It’s fun to take pictures of their reactions and enjoy time together.
Will you have a Snowball Race with your kids?
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