Monday, November 11, 2013

Snowball Fight

This activity is a fun, easy way to review the songs the children love.  (And it's especially good for substitutes while you're on Christmas vacation!)

As the children come in to primary,  give them each a piece of white paper and have them write the name of a favorite primary song on it.     Ask the children to keep the papers under their chairs.

When Singing Time begins, explain that you are going to have a snowball fight.  Ask the children to take their papers out from under their chairs and crumple them into a ball.  Count down from five and have the children all throw their snowballs at you at once.  

Choose a snowball at random and sing the song written on it.  Continue until you are out of time.

(For Junior Primary or primaries that have trouble with reverence, you might bring a large bucket or basket and ask the children to try to throw their snowballs into the basket.  Have an older child help you collect the snowballs before you begin singing.  This helps you avoid the noise and distraction of having Sunbeams constantly running out of their seats to pick up snowballs and throw at you while you're singing.)


  1. We did this last week. We started by decorating someone like a tree (the Primary President the first hour and the Bishop the second hour) and hung your ornaments with different ways of singing the song we were practicing for Sacrament meeting. Then I let the kids do the snowballs and throw them. One of the teachers told his class "BEST. SHARING TIME. EVER." :) Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. We did this today in both Jr and Sr Primary and what a hit! Instead of having a Snowball fight, however, we had a Snowball toss.. into a large basket I held. Everyone loved it and I'm saving the snowballs we didn't have time to open for next week. Thanks so much for this idea!!!