Sock Snowballs - Snow and Ice Theme

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Throughout the month of January, I will be featuring snow and ice themed activities for kids.  Here in Texas, the chances for real life experience with freezing weather conditions are rare.  I want to provide my daughter with fun experiences with the cold stuff even if we miss out on building a real snow man. Here's how we played with snowballs.

I brought down a laundry basket of all of the white socks in our home.  I had rolled each pair into a ball.



Miss E asked what we were doing with the socks.  I said, "These are snowballs."  She shrieked with excitement, and exclaimed, "We get to throw snowballs!"  And the fun began!  





We carried snowballs with tongs.




We kicked snowballs.




We balanced them on a spoon.



We played with the sock snowballs for close to an hour.  She was so active that she stopped for a couple of water breaks.  This activity is great for getting children to develop their gross motor skills and encourage exercise in a fun way.  

18 comments:

The Monko said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely idea. We'll have to do it with dirty snowballs because everyone on my house wears black and grey socks.

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOL, at the idea of dirty snowballs, The Monko. I hope you have fun with it!

Melissa Jordan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

FUN! Love socks as snowballs!

Kim HB said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh My God I love this. I mean, really. We are SO doing this tomorrow. I hope hubby doesn't mind me abusing the elastic in his socks like this, lol. Oh well, as long as the kids are learning and having fun, he's down for the cause & will gladly take one for the team. Did I mention I love this? Tweeting it now;^)

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Melissa - Thank you for coming by here!

Kim - Yes a little loose elastic is worth it for good exercise! So glad you loved this!

crittersandcrayons said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hilarious! Although, I haven't had much luck with my son and projectiles lately. We've been to the ER twice and he had two black eyes and stitches over Christmas. What's the approximate velocity of those sock snowballs? haha! Great idea!

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a great idea! We don't get much snow here in NC either! Thanks for hosting the blog hop. I'm glad you liked my DIY sprinkler.

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

C&C - Oh my, you poor Momma. I don't think that sock snowballs could cause skin breakage, but don't blame me if you try it and end up with an injury. ;)

Kelly - Thank you for stopping by here! I hope you have fun if you try sock snowballs with your kids! I used to live in NC.

Brooke @ Let Kids Create said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fabulous idea. My girls had a real snowball fight today, but how they would love this maybe even more. Thanks for linking up on Monday Madness.

Laura @Art For Little Hands said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awesome! An hour of fun like that is the best. I love activities that just take over with kids. What a good mom you are.

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Brooke - Nothing better than a real snowball fight, but sock snowballs are good for staying warm and dry.

Laura - Ahhh, Thanks, Laura! A good active hour of fun is win for both of us. She gets her exercise and falls asleep easier at night. =)

Little Wonders' Days said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My kids would think a snowball fight with socks is great! We'll have to do this soon. Thanks for sharing at AfterSchool.

Toddler Approved said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love love love this! I saw this somewhere yesterday and forgot to pin it, so I'm glad you shared it on our Facebook Page. What a fun idea!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

THis is hilarious! What a simple, and WAY fun idea!!! I will deffinetly be using it! I shared with my Facebook readers here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957
Thanks for linking up with TGIF & have a great week,
Beth =-)

maryanne @ mama smiles said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think this is such a fun idea!!! Thanks for sharing at the afterschool blog hop!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LWD - I hope you enjoy your snowball fight!

Toddler Approved - Ahhh, thanks. I'm glad you loved it.

Beth - Thank you so much for sharing on your FB page. I get the biggest kick out of seeing my daughter's expression on these photos. They are hilarious.

MaryAnne - Thank you! I love the Afterschool Blog Hop!

Raising a Happy Child said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea. Thanks for joining Afterschool!

Mich9 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

google knows it :-D

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