Where we live, it doesn’t snow. But that didn’t stop us from enjoying a little snowball fight recently. If you are looking for a little winter-themed gross motor fun, try out this indoor snowball fight activity.
Note: For more wintertime fun, see my Winter Activities for Kids page.
I started by giving each of the kids some cotton balls to use as “snowballs.” Then I invited them to throw their cotton snowballs into two baskets I set out.
The kids, however, were not very interested in using the baskets as targets. Instead, they preferred to use the baskets to collect as many cotton snowballs as they could.
On this particular day, Grandmum seemed to be the instigator of all sorts of mischief. 🙂 So she suggested to the kids that they dump their baskets full of cotton snowballs on top of each other and on top of me. The kids, of course, thought this was a fantastic idea. 🙂
Next, Grandmum initiated even more mischief by teaching the kids how to stuff cotton snowballs down other people’s shirts. QBoy LOVED this! He laughed so hard when Grandmum put the cotton snowballs down his shirt, and then he shoved a fistful down my shirt and down Grandmum’s shirt. And then he did it again. And again.
By this point, everyone was laughing and jumping and falling down and just generally having a great time.
While my husband and I do plan to take the kids to see real snow someday, this was a great way to bring some of the fun of snow indoors for a little bit.
More winter resources
More winter posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Winter printables pack
- Crystallized snowflakes
- Winter sensory fun with snow dough
- Puffy paint snowman craft
- Winter-themed learning and fun in preschool
- Snowflake crafts for kids
- Plastic bottle snowman craft
- Snowman do-a-dot printables