Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snowy Days & Winter Centers

Hello darlings!  Another cold, snowy day here in the Show Me State!  Watching kids outside throwing snowballs at each other, reminded me to post about my Winter Math Games.  One game my kiddos loved last week was the Snowball Fight.  Yes, we threw paper around the classroom and acted crazy, but you know what?  Those kids were learning!  They absolutely loved it!

So what did we do?  Each kiddo got a snowball card with a three digit by one digit multiplication problem on it.  Before they even solved it, they crumpled it up into a ball and when I yelled "Snowball Fight!"  they threw the ball across the room.  (I can see you are panicking...)    Next, they grabbed a snowball, opened it, and had to solve it as quickly as they could on their recording sheet before I yelled "Snowball Fight!" again.  We kept repeating this.  (It is okay, hang in there!)  To make it a little more exciting, there are yellow snowballs mixed in.  If a kiddo grabs a yellow snowball, they have to sit out for one round.  I didn't tell my kiddos what the yellow snowballs represented.  I told them to make an inference.  They got it.  Yuck!

Needless to say, EVERY single kiddo was working hard to solve his/her math problem.  Even my kiddos who like to melt down or refuse to work, were working, smiling, and giggling!  It was fun even for me.  I didn't think to take pictures since we were having a blast!

Click here to download this free game and while you are at it, check out the rest of my highly engaging Winter Math Centers here.

Here are the rest of my Winter Math Centers.  In third grade, I use them during RTI time when my kiddos go to Math Wizard Station.  To check out all my info and freebies about RTI, click here.

Is it a snow day for you?   Tomorrow I will choose a random person to grab these centers for free.  Leave your email in the comments if you would like a shot! Please be sure you are following us on Bloglovin!


  1. These centers are great!

  2. Wonderful centers!

  3. These are beautiful! Thanks for the freebie. It is truly appreciated.
    I'd love to win your centers. Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. We had a snow day today too here in Ohio - 9 inches of snow! I don't think I've ever seen this much snow here in a one month period. Anyway, I love these centers. Thanks for sharing! I would love to use these if we ever get to have a full week of school again!


  5. I love your ideas! Wish we had a snow day :( It snows enough to make a mess, but not enough to actually cancel class! Enjoy your little break.

  6. We love snow ball fights too! Your centers look great! I
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