Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Indoor Snowball Toss Game




So it is Winter and that means it is cold.  And I'll be honest here, I hate the cold and could really do without Winter (I grew up in the south where there was no Winter).  However I now live in the Midwest and during these long cold winter months we are stuck indoors to entertain ourselves so we don't freeze outside.  

And well the kids have been getting even more restless than I have.  So I have been trying to think of fun ways to keep us entertained and having fun.  That is when I thought we could do a snowball toss.  Both girls love our Pyramid Bowling game (yes I saved the cans and we still pay with them!).  So I thought they would really like this fun game.

And to make it even more fun, we got a little crafty and made our cups into snowmen.  Which, both my girls loved to do because coloring is just so awesome.  

This was also a fun game that both girls were able to play.  However my little one is sneaky and cheats, but we are pretty laid back around here so allowed it. 

Which season is your least favorite?

Supplies

10 Styrofoam cups
Markers
6 Big Pom Poms

Directions for Snowman Cups
 Color a cute snowman face on all 10 of your cups. (Note: younger children may just scribble, and that is fine)

 
Directions for Snowball Toss Game
 Line your cups up in a pyramid format



Stand a couple feet back (younger children may stand closer) and toss your snowballs (the pom poms) into the cups.

Be aware of sneaky kids that walk up to cups and place snowballs in without tossing.
 Each player gets one point for making a snowball into the cup.  Play as many rounds as the kids want.

 
 

35 comments:

  1. Such a cute game! Totally adorable! And great to get the kids active.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.

    Maggy

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  2. Very cute game! Please consider sharing it with us at the Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up. http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-funky-junky-windchime-at-eco-kids.html

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    1. I will, Thanks for letting me know about it

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing this!! Please come link up with us again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/02/fairy-finders-eco-kids-tuesday.html

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  3. We're kind of stuck in the house with snow today, and my little guy wants to "play a game". This is perfect!

    I'm right there with you on Winter...and I grew up in Colorado! I'm just not a fan of being cold. :-)

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    1. Cold is very over rated! I would so much rather have the heat. Hope you little guy likes the game!

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  4. This is SO CUTE!! Reminds me of the "Grand Prize Game" I used to watch every morning as a kid on the Bozo the Clown show! :o) ... yours is much more festive though! ;) Love it!! Pinning ... thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh I never heard of that show :( Glad this game reminded you of it, hope you have fun playing it with your kiddos!

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  5. Such a fun idea! My daughter would absolutely love it. We just did a unit on winter - it's hard for my almost three year old to grasp the concept when it has been in the 80s here in FL.

    I hope you'll stop by and link up at Off the Hook!

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  6. I love how easy this is to make with items most people already have at home. We did something similar with ping pong balls and kids just love these types of games.

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    1. Oh I bet ping pong balls would work great with this! I love projects where I have all the stuff already. It makes it easy when I have to come up with stuff on the fly because the girls are board!

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  7. oh this is very cute Tracey! :) bet the kids had a blast!

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    1. Oh they did! But my little one is such a cheater, so we did not really keep score. Fun Times!!

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  8. These are way cute. I already have some yarn balls that would be perfect for this game. Thanks for the great idea!

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  9. I laughed when I saw this post. What a cute idea and isn't it difficult to throw those cotton balls. Cute! and a great activity to get through those long winter days.

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    1. Yeah, the girls were pretty cute playing. I still laugh at the pictures of my little one cheating. kids are so cute!

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  10. Love this! Being that its -40 here in MN, I think I know what we can do this weekend!

    LB www.accordingtol.com

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    1. YIKES, now I feel bad for complaining that it was so cold here in Kansas. Stay warm and I will keep quite about the cold!

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  11. I saw you linked up at Diana's Pin Me party! This is so easy to make and if would keep the little ones busy for a bit! I pinned it!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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  12. So cute! Please share here. http://repurposemylife.com/5-valentines-projects-kids/

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  13. Pretty cute and looks like fun!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  14. Cute idea!
    I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2013/01/friday-fascinations-9-everything-linky.html

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  15. What an adorable idea, Tracey! Thanks for linking up at Monday Makeover. We are blessed with warm days most of the time, but I may save this activity for a rainy day!

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    1. Oh I envy you with your warm days. I miss living in Florida when it was warm year round. Please enjoy it for me since I am FREEZING here in the Midwest now!

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  16. Creatively cute game idea. ^.^

    Btw, I'm hopping by from Inspire Me Monday and hope you'll join my Snowflake Blog Hop, too.

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  17. What a wonderful idea! We've been having constant lake effect snow here in Michigan so this will be nice to do with the girls when taking them outside isn't an option (they are always sick).

    Thank you for sharing.

    ~Tracey

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  18. This is a very cute idea and I bet the kids had a blast! thank you for sharing at TTF.

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  19. SO fun! I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing it at Thrifty Thursday. Pinning it to our TT Favorites board as well. Come back and link up again anytime :)

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  20. This is awesome! What a simple, fun, and SUPER creative idea!! I am featuring this at TGIF this week here: http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2013/02/tgif-linky-party-62.html (feel free to grab an I was featured button if you like)

    Thanks for linking up and sharing your creativity with all of us! I hope to see you linked up again later today!

    Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

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    1. Thanks for featuring it. We sure had fun playing this one!

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