Snow Throw

3-5 years
Child Development
Literacy links: counting; number recognition. Vocabulary: throwing words (throw, roll, toss). Social Skills: patience, turn-taking.
Optional: bingo dabber to draw in the snow or a stick
Physical Activity

Vigorous play, developing body control and spatial awareness; cooperative play.

How to Play
  1. Build three piles of snow, one pile closer and the other two piles further away.
  2. Have children make a snow ball.
  3. Draw a line in the snow for children to throw from.
  4. Children throw their snow ball at the piles of snow.
Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • Each time someone hits a pile of snow they get 10 points. The first person to reach 100 points wins!
  • To adapt this for inside, stack socks or balls of yarn to create piles of ‘snow’
  • For a child with a disability that limits their throwing or locomotor skills, provide a larger, closer target for them to aim for.
  • For a child that may be sensitive to the texture of the snow, make sure to have other options available for them to throw, such as bean bags.
  • For a child with a visual impairment, provide a ball or object that makes noise as it moves, as well as a target that makes a noise when it is hit.

This activity aims to develop the fundamental movements skills of locomotion (running), and coordination (throwing).

Source – LIVE 5210 Service Provider Toolkit