Kids Activities Winter

Snowball Kindergarten Games

Here is a fun Winter themed activity kids of all ages will enjoy: this Snowball Kindergarten Games aka the snowball transfer game or challenge!

Snowball Kindergarten Games - this is a fun winter game and to help kids practice oral motor exercises (toddler, preschool too) #kindergartengames #snowballgames #wintergames #christmasgames #kidsactivities

Winter Activities for Kindergartners

Snowball Kindergarten Games

This snowball game is not only fun but it also develops oral motor skills, skills needed for speech and eating too!

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For this game you will need:

  • straws
  • cotton wool balls or white pompoms
  • containers
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You can play the game two ways:

  1. Timed challenge with as many friends or siblings as you’d like: see who can fill a bucket in 30 seconds
  2. Timed individual challenge: beat your previous time. The aim of the game is to fill the bucket in a certain time by sucking the straw and lifting the “snowball” to transfer it into a bucket. The trick is to suck and keep on sucking until the ball drops into the bucket. Transfer the balls as quick as you can!


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This snowball transfer game can go along with the rhyme: ‘The Perfect Snowball’
I made myself a snowball, as perfect as could be.
I thought I’d keep it as a pet, and let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas, and a pillow for its head.
Then last night, it ran away. But first, it wet my bed!

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Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

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