Today, you’ll find a fun winter math worksheet with 100 snowballs. This is a great activity for the 100th day of school…and working on writing numbers with kids. Number formation skill can be a challenge, so making practice fun and engaging is key. Use this 1 to 100 writing practice sheet with other winter occupational therapy activities all winter long!
100 Snowballs Winter Math Worksheet
This 100 snowballs activity is a winter math worksheet that is perfect for the 100th day of school. Incorporate it into other number formation goals along with these number formation resources:
When it comes to working on numbers and handwriting skills, meaningful and motivating activities is key. So when winter brings snow and ice, you can incorporate this functional practice activity into goal areas.
Winter and 100 snowballs
If you have read my other winter blog posts, you already know I am not a fan of winter. The temperature hit 61F last night and I was FREEZING! I do not know how I am going to survive the southern winter at this rate. Speaking of survival, I know I survived my childhood in the Northern US and lived to tell about it, but right now I don’t know how you do it.
Snowball fights were a staple of my winter childhood. We spent hours creating our stockpile of balls, to be ready to ambush an unsuspecting neighbor or sibling. Have you seen the new snowball maker contraption? That is one cool tool. Perfectly round balls of snow in five seconds flat. I am not sure why I remember liking snowball fights at all. I am not good at throwing anything, especially a flimsy ball of snow (we didn’t have that ball maker when I was young). I can dodge ok I suppose, but who wants to just dodge all the time?
We went to a man-made snow place in Georgia last winter. I temporarily forgot how bad my aim is. I loved making the snowballs with the new snow packer tool, but still got pummeled. Based on the popularity, I am going to venture a guess that snowball fights are still a “thing.”
What better way to reminisce about winter than creating a lesson plan about it? For adults it will be a great story telling opportunity (unless you have never ventured to the snow covered mountains), and for learners an excellent tie in to what is going on around them. If your learners live where it is warm, use this opportunity to teach about snow with video clips, worksheets, activities, fine motor games, making an all inclusive lesson plan.
Winter Math Worksheet
To start off your Winter Lesson Plan, the OT Toolbox has you covered! Check out the new 100 Snowball Math Worksheet.
The winter math worksheet that you can grab below is a great way to work on number formation and filling in numbers. Add it to a 100th day of school lesson plan, or therapists can use this as a complementary winter math lesson while still working on goal areas to support educational needs.
In its simplest form, this is a great PDF printable to address counting, number formation, and writing to 100. Add this to the other winter worksheets from The OT Toolbox and your Winter Lesson Plan will be well on its way.
Let’s take a look at the plethora of other ways to use this worksheet and incorporate it into treatment.
- Make tiny snowballs of tissue or playdough to work on in hand manipulation. Place the tiny balls on each of the numbers.
- Use a dot marker to dab the snowballs as they are being counted. This adds color and flair as well as building critical grasping skills.
- Cut all of the numbers, putting all of the snowballs back in order like a puzzle.
- Make large snowballs out of crumpled paper, then work on upper body coordination throwing the snowballs at a target.
- Build this into a gross motor task by running back and forth with snowballs.
Ways to modify this task for different levels of learners:
- Count aloud as a group to find the next number
- Encourage students to remember the numbers, instead of starting back at one each time
- Enlarge this worksheet onto a board, for a group activity or to make more readable
- Laminate this task and use markers to fill in the numbers
- Print it onto colorful paper for visual contrast and readability
- Color the winter math worksheet before laminating it, or have learners color after filling in the numbers
- Provide a model for copying for learners who do not know the numbers yet
- Make a dotted version of the answers for tracing into the open spaces
- Use different writing tools for different effects
- Cut the page into smaller chunks if your learners can not yet write to 100
How to document about this 100 snowball printable worksheet?
The most straightforward way to document your lesson plan with this math worksheet is to note the number of correct responses. Then take it further and note number formation, the number of reversals, correct formation, sizing, legibility, placement inside the provided spaces, grasping pattern, and pressure on the paper. To continue, make note of your learners’ attention to detail, frustration tolerance, number of cues needed, number of physical assists, overall attention, behavior, self regulation, working in a group, sitting posture, and 100 other observations.
The great thing about worksheets like the 100 Snowball Printable from the OT Toolbox is the versatility of it. My documentation might not have anything to do with number formation, grasping pattern, sizing, or spacing at all. I can solely focus on social function and sensory strategies if that is the nature of my learner’s goals.
For this reason, these winter worksheets can be used for a good variety of learners, not just the ones working on number formation.
What else does the OT Toolbox have to offer?
100 Snowballs- 100 snowballs, 1 to 100 writing practice sheet, winter math worksheets
I love this all in one Winter Fine Motor Kit.
For more snowball and snow themed activities, be sure to check out the Snowman Therapy Kit. It’s loaded with fine motor activities, crafts, gross motor tasks, coordination, motor planning, scissor skill tasks, and handwriting activities all with a snow and snowman theme.
Free 100 Snowballs Worksheet
Want to add this 100 snowballs worksheet to your therapy toolbox for winter occupational therapy activities this time of year? Enter your email address into the form below to access this printable. OT Toolbox Member’s Club members will also find this worksheet inside the membership, along with hundreds of other resources and tools.
My treatment plans are all about efficiency, effectiveness, and getting the most out of each session…and this winter math worksheet fits the bill!
I will keep practicing my aim, just in case!
Victoria Wood, OTR/L
Victoria Wood, OTR/L has been providing Occupational Therapy treatment in pediatrics for more than 25 years. She has practiced in hospital settings (inpatient, outpatient, NICU, PICU), school systems, and outpatient clinics in several states. She has treated hundreds of children with various sensory processing dysfunction in the areas of behavior, gross/fine motor skills, social skills and self-care. Ms. Wood has also been a featured speaker at seminars, webinars, and school staff development training. She is the author of Seeing your Home and Community with Sensory Eyes.