Type: Team/Very active
Group size: Any
- Large area indoors
- 50-100 sheets of old paper or newsprint wadded up for snowballs (have snowballs divided in half in separate bags to make start up easier.)
- masking tape to make a center line if there is not one on the floor already.
- Divide the area into two equal sections.
- Divide into two teams, one team on each side.
- Dump one bag of snowballs on each half of the room.
- Instruct the teams that the goal is to have the least number of snowballs in your area at the end of 5 minutes.
- Snowballs can only be thrown, not kicked and they can only throw one at a time.
- The facilitator yells go and times off five minutes then yells stop.
- Count the snowballs on each side, the side with the lower number wins!
- If a snowball hits you, you are out and unable to continue throwing for your team.
- Could also be set up in a tournament format (3 minute rounds). A great active indoor activity that requires little space.
- If the room is very large as a gymnasium, or if dealing with a large group, you could break area into four sections/teams.
- Also, teams may want to form two rows so that the back row throw to the front row who then throws the snowballs over into the opposing team’s court.
- This may help, as paper balls may be hard to throw a good distance.
- Do not tell the participants when time is nearly up (this will help prevent hoarding of the snowballs)
- Worked pretty well, could be played with more or less time as well as with more or less snowballs.