Santa Snowball Number Toss Game
Cute Santa snowball number toss game that children can play that will not feel like they are reinforcing their recognition of numbers. Because, what child wouldn’t like tossing something indoors without getting into trouble?
Children absolutely love to throw items indoors. How many times do you remind them? This activity allows children to do just that and reinforce their knowledge of numbers.
To Make The Game:
1.) Download both patterns below.
2.) Print the patterns. Both will fit perfectly on 8.5 x 11-inch printer paper.
3.) Cut out Santa, including the hole for his mouth and glue him to a cardboard box.
4.) Cut the box where the mouth of Santa is, so the snowballs can pass through.
5.) If you want to use this game for additional years, laminate the cards. If not, just cut them apart.
6.) Make snowballs. You can wad up paper or my favorite, use large marshmallows as snowballs.
1.) Shuffle the cards and place them upside down in a pile.
2.) Children take turns drawing a card and show group.
3.) Try and toss the correct number of snowballs through Santa’s mouth.
• Written number
•Spelled out version
•Dots for the children to count if they get stuck.
Introduce Subtraction in an Easy Way:
Children start using phrases like “Oh, I got 2 in out of five.” Leading to additional ways for you to introduce subtraction in an easy way. “Five-Two means this time around three didn’t go in.
Just Save a Copy Of The Santa Pattern:
• The image will print on a full size 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
Print & Cut Out:
• Cut out Santa and the hole over his mouth.
Glue Santa Pattern To Box:
• Glue Santa to a box and cut out the hole for his mouth in the cardboard.
Just Save a Copy Of The Snowball Cards:
The image will print on a full size 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
Print & Cut Out:
Print 1 or two copies of the cards. See below for a suggestion.
Additional Christmas Printables:
A heat laminator and laminating pouches if you plan on using any printable for an extended period of time, or in additional years. Both are a small investment up front but the resources will save you time recreating the wheel so to speak for the future.
How Many Sets of Cards Should You Print?
• 2 or Fewer Children Playing – print one copy of the cards – they shuffle them and replace after the pile is used.
• 3 or More – Print at least two sets of cards, otherwise they go through the cards too quickly.
Additional Winter Holiday Themes:
|Hanukkah Theme||Christmas Theme|
|Kwanzaa Theme||Beary Christmas Theme|
|Groundhog Day Theme||Valentines Day Theme|