California Snowball Fight

One of the best parts about living in California is the weather.  It’s especially amazing in January.  We’ve had sunshine and 70 degrees every year on my daughter’s January birthday since she was born.  But it does mean that we miss out on a few favorite activities from my Midwestern youth.  Like snowball fights.  So for her Frozen themed birthday party, we had a California Snowball Fight instead.  I’ve got some fun pics of the mayhem and keep reading for this week’s Love to Learn Linky too. This post contains affiliate links.

Have a fun snowball fight without the snow. It's a perfect activity for every day gross motor play or Frozen themed birthday parties.

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How to Play

It’s soooo easy.  Just pull out the poufs and play.  Well, maybe set a few ground rules.  No aiming for the face.  No jumping through the bushes.  Whatever you need…  The kids loved running around after each other, tossing the poufs in the air and at each other.  Just like a real snowball fight, but with better weather.

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I think the adults had as much fun with this as the kids did.  I have an awesome picture of my friend totally whipping a snowball at one of her beloved children, but I think she might kill me if I posted it here :)  And as the giggling photographer during this epic battle, I quickly became a target.

Snowballs thrown at me Left Brain Craft BrainMany thanks to The Babe’s preschool teacher Kathy for this really fun idea.  One of the best parts of being a co-op preschool member is learning and brainstorming from amazing teachers.

Snowy & Icy Activities from the Love to Learn Linky

In case you want some more pretend winter fun, here are a few icy, snowy play & learn ideas shared last week at the Love to Learn Linky.  And you don’t have to live in snow country to enjoy them :)

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Or you can check out past week’s Love to Learn Linky posts

11 Colorful Activities to Do with Toddlers from A Little Pinch of Perfect

10+ Fun & Educational Seed Activities from One Time Through

Chinese New Years Crafts & Activities for Kids from Totschooling

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Left Brain Craft BrainLeft Brain Craft Brain (leftbraincraftbrain.com): Anne is an ex-engineer, current stay-at-home mama writing about crafty ways to encourage creativity (and brain power!) in our kids. Each of her projects gives kids the chance to learn about a new subject and do something crafty at the same time.

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 LPP Stars Button150x150A Little Pinch of Perfect (alittlepinchofperfect.com): Katie combines creativity, play, and learning for the perfect mishmash of fun activities that keep kiddos entertained throughout the day. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of play and feels that all activities naturally provide a fun way to learn.

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One Time Through (onetimethrough.com): Sue is an Elementary School Teacher currently on leave to be at home with her preschooler son. She shares ideas for connecting and learning with kids through meaningful, play-based activities that nurture curiosity and creativity, as well as positive parenting tips.

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8 thoughts on “California Snowball Fight”

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  2. That is my kind of snowball fight!!! My daughter (and not so grown up husband) love getting me with snowy snowballs. I would much prefer this nice dry and fluffy snowball fight better! :)

  3. We lived in Phoenix for several years and can totally relate! My kids love the idea of snow, but when it comes right down to it, they only last 5-10 minutes out in it before they get too cold and come inside. It’s totally overrated :)

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