AHEAD: Snowball Balance is a super easy to set up [and clean up] winter STEM activity for toddlers and preschoolers! A great way to banish boredom on those long cold days!
I love using paper towel or toilet paper rolls to do activities with my kids. They are super fun to use and very accessible and of course free!
We have done a few different STEM challenges like this one over the years during different seasons. Check out of other fun version here: Easter, Christmas, Halloween!
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How to Set Up Snowball Balance
Grab your toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Also grab some white printer paper. I like to use recycled paper that has been used on at least one side. Scrunch it up into a ball. If you are doing this activity with your preschooler you can have them help you make the snowballs.
Next, place everything in a pile and invite your little one to try and balance one snowball on top of the paper tube. They can do this with their hands at first and then try doing it with a pair of tongs or a spoon or a scooper.
The best part of this activity is then knocking them over and starting all over again!
Great Motor Activity
This is a great fine and gross motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Pair this activity with the Snowball Rescue Sensory Bin for an even greater motor skills practice!
My twins are 2.5 year olds
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- Cardboard Tubes
- White Printer paper
- Tongs, Spoon or scooper
- Basket (optional)