Their name is one of the most important words a child will learn how to say, read, write and spell. It’s also likely to be the first word that they will try and read, write and spell as well. To go alongside our Winter Theme for toddlers and preschoolers for this week with our toddlers and preschoolers we have a fun way to help your preschooler learn to write their name. With a snowball fight! So here it is our Simple Snowman Name Game for Preschoolers and Older Toddlers.

Name Games - indoor snowball fight

Fun Ways to Learn to Read, Write and Spell Your Name

Here on Rainy Day Mum, we believe in making learning fun and especially for activities at home with our toddlers and preschoolers.

indoor snowball fight name activity for preschoolers

Hands-on Learning is one of the best ways to encourage your little ones to have a life long love of learning and for them to grasp the basics before they start school in playful and fun ways.

As one of the first words your child will learn to read is likely their name it’s an ideal opportunity to start some fun activities that promote learning with them throughout the year.

stacking snowmen cups

This simple name game is lots of fun and easily adaptable for different names and spelling. So it’s a fun way to get children of different ages involved in an activity at home.

Simple Snowman Fight Name Game for Preschoolers

Fun indoor game for toddlers and preschoolers to work on learning to read, write and spell their names. Hit the snowmen and spell out their name, perfect to accompany The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

With our winter theme, we love encouraging a little learning and this is quick to prep and if like our preschoolers your little ones love knocking things down as much as they like building them up then they will have lots of fun doing this.

We suggest combining it with one of our winter books and reading the book then playing the preschool learning game for your activity today.

Fun indoor game for toddlers and preschoolers to work on learning to read, write and spell their names. Hit the snowmen and spell out their name, perfect to accompany The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
fun indoor snowball fight name game for preschoolers
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Winter Indoor Snowball Fight Name Game for Preschoolers

Simple name game to set up for some winter learning fun with your preschoolers. This bowling game will help them learn to read and write their name.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Keyword: Name Games, Preschool Activities, Preschool Learning, Snowman, Winter Activities
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Pom Pom Making if you wish to make your own
  • Scissors if making pom poms

Materials

Snowball – Handmade (optional instead of rolled-up socks)

Instructions

Preparation Needed

  • Place each cup upside down.
  • In the centre draw an orange nose for your snowman.
  • Finnish with 2 eyes and a mouth of your choice.
    Simple game to set up and work on addition of fractions with a common denominator ideal for some hands-on fraction practice for single and multiple players.
  • Write your child's name with each letter on a separate post-it note.
    Fun indoor game for toddlers and preschoolers to work on learning to read, write and spell their names. Hit the snowmen and spell out their name, perfect to accompany The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
  • Stick these to some of the snowmen cups.
  • If you are using socks roll them together into a ball to represent your snowball. If not follow the instructions for your Pom Pom creating Snowball below.

Optional Pom Pom Snowball

  • Use the pom pom maker with the white yarn to create a snowball.
    Simple game to set up and work on addition of fractions with a common denominator ideal for some hands-on fraction practice for single and multiple players.
  • Tie it off securely.
  • Release the pom pom maker and then shape with scissors as needed.

Playing the Indoor Snowball Fight Name Game with Preschoolers

  • Arrange the snowmen cups stacked in a triangle.
    fun indoor snowball fight name game for preschoolers
  • Ask your child to bowl the snowball at the snowman.
  • When they hit a snowman, say the letter they have hit out loud.
  • Once the snowman have been bowled over. Then arrange the letters in order for their name
    Fun indoor game for toddlers and preschoolers to work on learning to read, write and spell their names. Hit the snowmen and spell out their name, perfect to accompany The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

playful preschool activities for learning snowball fight name game

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Fun indoor game for toddlers and preschoolers to work on learning to read, write and spell their names. Hit the snowmen and spell out their name, perfect to accompany The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

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Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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