The Classroom Snowball Fight is a great tool for building student awareness and enhancing the classroom culture. Students “throw snowballs” to their peers pointing out the helpful things they are caught doing.
- Mason Jars (size is up to you-jelly jars work very well)
- Name tags for student jars (slides 6 or 7)
- String for attaching name tags to mason jars
- Poms or cotton balls (white and silver for “snowball” theme)
- Large classroom jar to hold the poms
- Label for the classroom Jar (slides 4 or 5)
- Snowball notification sheets (slides 7 or 8)
- Give each student a small mason jar (leave the metal ring on but take off the cap)
- Decorate name tags for the jars ( provided name tags or use black paper)
- As a class, create a list of helpful acts that make the classroom a better place. Display in a prominent place.
- Have a central location in the room for snowballs (poms) and snowball notification sheets.
- When a student sees a friend engaging in a helpful act, they can fill out a snowball sheet to place in their mailbox and grab a snowball (pom) to place in their mason jar.
- Once a week, have the students reflect upon their personal
helpful behavior(s) and how they have helped to make the classroom a better place (great writing reflection).
Have fun and start building behavioral awareness by throwing snowballs!