Snow Games


Staying inside can be kind of boring after awhile -- especially when it seems like winter will never end. Whether you want to play inside or out, these snow games are guaranteed to relieve the winter doldrums.

Check out the next pages for some fun snow games that'll either keep you fit and active or warm and dry.

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Snow Boot Two-Step

Play Follow the Leader in the snow.

Tingmiujang (Eskimo Game)

Use clay to make your own game pieces for this fun game.

On the next page, you'll learn how to do the Snow Boot Two-Step.

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Snow Boot Two-Step

Play Follow the Leader in the snow.
Play Follow the Leader in the snow.

When snowfall threatens your outdoor adventures, try this snow game on for size. The Snow Boot Two-Step is a fun winter activity that'll help you keep fit -- even on the coldest and snowiest days. Track down this snowy game for frosty winter fun.

Snow Boot Two-Step

What You'll Need:

Snow boots

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Winter clothes

This tough-to-master version of follow the leader requires 2 or more players. The leader makes a path in freshly fallen snow.

His or her teammates must try to step in exactly the same spots. The object of the game is to make it seem as if only one person has taken a walk through the snow.

Can you pull it off? It takes balance and agility! Be sure to bundle up to stay warm and dry.

Check out the next page to learn how to play Tinmiujang, a game created by Eskimos.

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Tingmiujang (Eskimo Game)

Play this game created by Eskimo children.
Play this game created by Eskimo children.

Use clay to make pieces for this game Eskimo children play to help pass the long, cold winters of the Arctic. The Tingmiujang (Eskimo Game) is a great way to pass the time with your friends or family!

Tingmiujang (Eskimo Game)

What You'll Need:

Air-dry paper clay

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Large piece of brown craft paper or vinyl

Scissors

Use the clay to make 15 birds, about 1 inch long, in the shape of a duck with a simple head and beak, a pointed tail, and a flat bottom (they must have flat bottoms for the game to work). Air dry the clay overnight or until dry.

For a playing cloth, cut a piece of vinyl or brown craft paper in the shape of an animal pelt. Lay the pelt on the floor, and have your friends sit around it.

Now it's time to play the game! The first player shakes the birds in her or his hands and tosses them up gently so they fall on the cloth. Some will land upright; others will fall on their sides. Each upright bird is taken by the player its beak points to.

The next player shakes and tosses the remaining birds. Again, the upright birds are claimed by the person they face. The game continues until all the birds have been claimed. The player with the most birds wins.

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