A mom knows that snow days off of school are exciting. The piles of snow outside make the backyard into an adventure-land. I don’t think there is a kid out there who doesn’t LOVE a big old fashioned snowball battle. And what better time to build a fort, pile mountains of snowballs, and attack the neighbors than before 8 am on a day that the school doors are frozen shut?
Winter Book Craft and Activity for Kids
by Jimmy Fallon was a hit with the kids and the definite winner when we were deciding which book to do for this series.
Snowball Math activity based on Jimmy Fallon’s children’s book, “Snowball Fight!”
In one part of the story, the young possibly-Jimmy Fallon-character says, “Fifteen snowballs flying at me! Attack!” This was a fun part for my Little Guy. He might have asked to read that part of the book 15 times, each time yelling, “ATTACK!!!” with the most adorable four year old attacking pose you can imagine.
So to mimic that portion of the book into our activity, I wrote numbers 1-15 on our fake snowballs. We then did a little snowball math with them.
A second math activity was beginner adding with the snowballs. Big Sister stood and tossed snowballs into the sled and bucket. We gave points for each snowball that did not hit the carpet. Snowballs in the sled earned her 1 point and snowballs in the bucket earned her two points. Once all of the snowballs were thrown, we added them up. Big Sister and I counted by 2’s for the bucket snowballs and then counted to add the 1 point snowballs to get her total score.
This snowball math activity was a bit hit. We played over and over again. And when kids want to do math facts on replay, it’s a Mom-Success.
Jimmy Fallon’s children’s book, “Snowball Fight!” & a snowball fight painting activity
For an arty craft to go along with our book, we did some snowball painting with ping pong balls. I grabbed a big box, some blue paper, a couple of ping pong balls, and some white paint in a bowl. A bit of white paint was added to the bowl. We swirled the ping pong balls around in the paint and were ready for a paint-version of a snowball fight!
We ended our activities with a living room snowball battle. “Snowball, snowball, Snowball Fight!
” Then, we went outside to have a REAL snowball fight on our snow day!
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