Cold Snowball Game Play the "hot potato" game with a fake snowball (a stuffed white ball, a Styrofoam ball, or a crumpled up piece of white paper) and have children pretend that the snowball is really cold. (Or use a shaved ice snowball to make it real.) Tell children to pass the cold snowball around in the circle while playing music. Stop the music at random intervals. When the song is stopped, the child holding the cold snowball is out of the game. This continues until there is one remaining child. Child Holding, Games Plays, Cold Snowball, Hot And Cold Themed Preschool, Children Pretend, Hot Potatoes, White, Fake Snowball, Snowball Games
RUN DOWN - This game is played with two bases placed about 20 feet apart. Two players are selected to be "it." Each stands on a base, and they toss a soft ball back and forth. The other players divide up between the two bases and take turns trying to "steal" a base--that is, run from one base to the other without being tagged. A player who is tagged becomes "it." This game works for as few as three kids or for quite a few more.
Fun song, rhyme, and fingerplay resources for home or school circle time at any time of the year (especially helpful at the beginning of the school year)
Each snowball will have a story problem inside it. To start the game, each student will start with a snowball and they will get to throw it ONE time. Then they will grab a new snowball that is close to them and solve that story problem on their worksheet. After a few minutes, we will repeat and play again! (My students aren't allowed to throw snowballs at recess, so they will love this game).