It is a wet and windy day. Indoors is where we are playing today. A simple game to play is indoor snowballs. So first, I take a newspaper and tear the pages in half.
Each child takes a sheet of newspaper and rolls it into a ball. (note: your hands will get rather black) When each child has about 10 balls they put their snowballs into a pile. We pretend they are snowballs.
What fun! They throw snowballs at each other, at the pillow, at the floor, at the wall, at each other again and just have fun throwing.
You’d think this game would finish quickly. But no, every time I play indoor snowballs, young children like to throw the balls, count the balls, put them in piles and do it all over again.
I love the small motor skills and gross motor skills that naturally get developed with indoor snowballs. The snowballs can be lined up by size, sorted by shape, and counted many times. I especially enjoy the giggles and joy of getting to throw.
So, no matter where you live make snowballs and have a snowball fight!