Sunday, March 27, 2011

Word Work

Snowball Fight!
Spring is officially here! Are your students missing the fluffy white stuff associated with boots and shovels? If so, this activity is definitely for them! Create a "Snowball Fight" in your classroom. Give each student two pieces of white paper. Ask him/her to write a Word Wall word that is three letters or more on each piece of paper. Then crumble the papers to form snowballs. Yell "Snowball Fight"! Students begin throwing snowballs continuously. Say "Blizzard!" (which means to "stop").

Explain: A blizzard is a severe storm with strong winds. They need to sit down at their desk to get out of the storm. Select one student to pick-up a snowball from the ground. Ask him/her to read the word. Each student writes it on the "Snowball Fight" Recording Sheet located below. Dispose of the snowball (place it on the teacher's be used for a snow fort). The purpose of this activity is the reinforcement of word recognition. Therefore, you may use any not limit yourself to Word Wall words. When the activity is completed, ask the students to take out their shovels (their hands) and plow the snow to clean up the remaining snowballs from the floor. Tape the snowballs together for the students see how big they made their fort.

Share: The more words you know...the bigger the fort will grow!

Can you "visualize" a snowball fight
in your classroom?
Let it Snow!

Miss Sterczek


Snowball Fight Reproducible

Classroom Snowball Fight

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! We are stuck in the classroom this week because of testing! This will be a great activity to keep the stir crazies at bay. Thanks for sharing!
    Ms. A
    Oceans of First Grade Fun