Countdown to the last day of school has begun. This year I am going to try to save money and not send the kids to camp. Last year I sent them for about half of the summer, and my bank account took quite the hit. While I might work from home, I am not available all the time to watch or entertain the children. I am working on a very structured schedule to keep the kids entertained and me on track – I hope to be able to share it soon. However here is a little sneak peak of an activity prepared for this summer. SNOWBALL FIGHT!
This year we had the twins birthday party at a martial arts studio, and the first activity was a snowball fight. It was just these fluffy balls the kids were tossing around at each other, but they enjoyed it so much. It got me thinking “could we do that more often” and what if we took it to the park not just running around the house. This is how “Snowball Fight in Summer” was born. In addition to the actual snowball toss, I decided that the kids could be occupied for a few hours making pom poms instead of buying premade fluffy balls.
The kids have already had a few sessions with the ‘snow balls’ we have created thus far for this post…and it was a huge hit.
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Instructions for Snowball Fight in Summer:
- PomPom Maker (large) – find options here I used the Clover brand and they were simple to use. You can also make them with your fingers, rolls of toilet paper. Check out Heart Hook Home tutorial for different DIY pom poms.
- Yarn – I suggest bright colors or white especially if you are taking them outside
- a bucket or two for carrying
If possible, have your children make the pom poms. At least participate depending on their age and ability. We did about 20 and I got a little bit more creative with mixing colors as we progressed through them. Load up a couple of buckets.
Outline specific rules for your home. We established the following:
- No throwing snowballs by the TV
- Try your best not to throw the pom poms at someone’s face
- If there are dogs (inside or the park) no throwing.
Finding things to occupy our kids during summer break while still working and managing a household is a challenge, hopefully, this fun little activity will help fill a few of those hours and keep our children active.