This is a fun activity I’ve posted about before but since we just had the snowstorm of the century, this snowball activity might be fun! At least here in snowy Utah! It’s a Primary Snowball “toss”. (Don’t call it a snowball fight or you’ll be sorry!) Tell the kids it’s their once a year time when they can pelt you with snowballs! Yipee! They will love that.
|Here’s a Link for Ping Pong Balls. These would make fine snowballs…..|
|Juggle your snowballs using old white socks tied in a knot or white marshmallows…giant sized!|
My sister-in-law also gave me this fun idea. She was also a chorister for tons of years like me.
|You could also use styrofoam balls for snowballs…..|
Give each of the kids a piece of white scratch paper. It could have stuff on the back, nothing fancy. Then tell them to write their favorite primary song on it and crumple it up. One class at a time can go and throw the snowballs at you. Then you reach down and pick one up!
|My cute “Snowman” table setting. I added a table runner but forgot to take another picture.|
Whoever’s snowball it is you will then sing their favorite song however you want to. Maybe they could try to “juggle” 3 snowballs while you get everyone to sing. (these could be white beanbags made with old white socks filled with rice or dried beans or popcorn, then tied in a fat knot and cut off. OR they could be some of those giant marshmallows they sell for a dollar at the market! Or you could use ping pong balls. They are only a few buck at Walmart or Target in the sporting goods section. That is always fun!
|Whiffle balls could also be white snowballs!|
Or white whiffle balls would work great too. I’ve bought sets of 4 of those for a dollar at the Dollar store.I thought you could be prepared with a fun little song taken from Primary-to-Go. Let’s do a fun rendition of Popcorn Popping called “Snowflakes Falling”
Popcorn Popping with a little WINTER TWIST!
|Snowflakes Falling on the Evergreen Trees…..|
I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND WHAT DID I SEE?
(Put your hands in round circles like binoculars around your eyes)
SNOWFLAKES FALLING ON THE EVERGREEN TREE.
(wiggle fingers from high to down low like snow falling)
WINTER’S BROUGHT ME SUCH A NICE SURPRISE,
(close both fists, then flick them open on surprise)
SNOWFLAKES FALLING RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES.
(wiggle your fingers above your head and pass in front of your face)
I CAN MAKE A SNOWBALL, I KNOW I CAN,
(motions of making a snowball with both cupped hands)
THREE SNOWBALLS MAKE A BIG SNOWMAN.
(motion your arms to make the outline of a 3 circled snowman)
I KNOW IT’S REALLY SO, AND I’M GLAD TO SEE,
(nod yes, at the same time you point to your smiling face)
SNOWFLAKES FALLING ON THE EVERGREEN TREES.
(wiggle your fingers from high to down low like snow falling).
|Once There Was a Snowman… Here’s the white sheet snowman I cut up and colored with permanent markers one year. I used it over and over. Just squat down holding him and have him grow with you as you sing “tall, TALL, TALL!”|
Use Xylophones and bells to let kids keep the rhythm of the songs you are singing. check out my store for musicial instrument links. Kids love musical instruments in Primary.
|Here are the guitar or autoharp chords if you want to play them instead of piano. Sometimes I would bring my Auto Harp or Use the xylophone above to get the kids to come up and play notes to the beat as you all sing. That is always motivating!|
Another good song is Once There Was a Once There was a Snowman. Link to my post with pictures I did last winter. Snowman Link. My SNOWMAN is made from an old sheet. I choose a child to come up and scrunch down really little with it in their hands. Then when we sing tall, tall, tall, they make it grow. When it melts then they do the opposite of course. They let the snowman shrink back to a puddle again.
|My 5 year old granddaughter made this snowman picture and gave it to me. I think I might have to frame it I loved it so much! Whee!|
|Here I am at Lindon’s Stringtown Railroad Polar Express with my grandkids. It was lots of fun but super COLD!|
Have some fun while the weather is wintery again! In the meantime I’ve been discovering how fun it is to go sledding with my 5 and 6 year old granddaughters. It reminded me why life is so fun! Now get out there and enjoy your winter time!
In the meantime, Merry Christmas to all! I am so grateful for all that has been given to me in this life, especially the ultimate gift of the Savior’s birth and his grace. I hope you all have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas Holiday. Enjoy your families!