Play Toolkit – Snowball Fight

What You Need:

  • Snowball Fight Sheets

  • Pens or Pencils

Directions:

  • Distribute one Snowball Fight sheet (see next page) to each participant, along with a pen or pencil.

  • Have each participant wrote three facts about himself or herself that the other members of the group might not know.

  • Instruct the participants to not to write their names on the Snowball Fight sheets.

  • Have each participant crumple the Snowball Fight sheet up into a ball.

  • On cue, have the participants toss the crumpled sheets into the center of the room, creating snowball-like chaos.

  • Ask each participant to find a “snowball” or crumpled-up sheet, uncrumple it, and read silently the three written facts.

  • Instruct the participants to search-out the author of the written facts on their “snowball” by going from person to person and inquiring; the participants will be searching, as well as being asked questions at the same time.

  • Once all of the authors have been identified, have each participant introduce the author of the facts on his or her “snowball” to the rest of the group by identifying the author by name (“This is Billy.”) and reading out loud the three facts (“He is going on vacation to New York City. He doesn’t like mashed potatoes. He can do a handstand in a pool.”).

If you can’t get outside, bring the fun indoors with this engaging activity for either a group or just a few people. Surprise notes inside allow for socialization and self-esteem building. It promotes gross motor skills, whether on the floor or playing from bed or a wheelchair.

All activities should be supervised by an adult.