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Monday, February 4, 2013

Snowball Math!

I know many of you have probably seen Cara Carroll's post on her greater than less than snowball fight. I loved the idea and I adapted it to my kiddos needs!

I took many half sheets of white paper and wrote numbers from 1-99 on them, crumbled them up and put them in a bucket. I told my kiddos that I know we live in AZ and never get to have a snowball fight so we are going to make our own! I had the kiddos sit around the outside edge of my rug and then tossed all the "snowballs" into the middle. I of course told them the rules and CROSSED MY FINGERS that they would follow them! I let them all have the snowball fight for about 30 seconds. I would yell a magic word, sparkle, freeze, name it. Then I would say GRAB TWO! The students grabbed the two closest snowballs went back to their seats and wrote out their greater than or less than sentence. The kiddos loved it and so did I!

Hope you all had a great Monday! 


  1. I love this idea!! I saw her original post and loved it then as well. I am wondering- does your school follow a specific math program? I have a hard time fitting extra stuff like this into my math block. My school uses Saxon which is a complete math program we use daily. I squeeze in centers after the Saxon lesson but then am left with no time for anything else. Just wondering how your math block works!

  2. Too cute of an idea!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Thanks for linking up with my FB post. This is such a cute idea! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  4. Kathy sent me from First Grade a la Carte. So glad her birthday party is helping me find great new blogs!