Two Ways to Play Snow Baseball this Winter and Stay Active

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Snow baseball is a great way to keep the kids moving and active this winter while spending time as a family.  Grab the neighbors or some friends, bundle up, get ready to move and make memories while playing together.

Looking for some fun games to play in the snow?  Consider playing Snow Baseball.  It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s a great way to cut the boredom while staying active and cutting screen time.  We have two very different ways to play a game of snow baseball.  You can play them both and determine which one is your favorite!

Snow Baseball can be fun and exciting!

First, try a traditional format of baseball with a twist.

What supplies will you need for our first game of snow baseball?

Snow

2 spray bottles

Water

Food coloring, 2 different colors

Wiffle Ball

Wiffle Bat

Shovel(s)

Step 1: Map out your baseball field in the yard.  Plan for a home plate, first base, second base, third base and a pitchers mound.  Use the shovel(s) to create your running paths for your diamond.  

Step 2:  Build your home plate, first base, second base, third base and pitchers mound out of snow.  Note:  Add to the fun and build a baseball tee for the ball at home plate out of snow to hit the ball from.

Step 3:  Fill your spray bottles with water.  Add a few drops of food coloring to each bottle.  Make sure each bottle has it’s own color.

Step 4:  Let the kids use one color to outline the diamond and the other color to coat home plate, first base, second base and third base.

Step 5:  Divide into two teams and play ball in T-ball fashion!

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Second, try a variation of snow baseball and practice your throwing skills.  What will you need?

Snow

2 spray bottles

Water

Food coloring, 2 different colors

Shovel(s)

4 plastic water bottles filled at least 1/2 way.  NOTE:  Filled is even better.  When you’re done you can hydrate with a drink of water.

Second, try a variation of snow baseball and practice your throwing skills.  What will you need?

Snow

2 spray bottles

Water

Food coloring, 2 different colors

Shovel(s)

4 plastic water bottles filled at least 1/2 way.  NOTE:  Filled is even better.  When you’re done you can hydrate with a drink of water.

Step 1: Map out your baseball field in the yard.  Plan for a home plate, first base, second base, third base and a pitchers mound.  Use the shovel(s) to create your running paths for your diamond.  

Step 2:  Build your home plate, first base, second base, third base and pitchers mound out of snow.  Note:  Add to the fun and build a baseball tee for the ball at home plate out of snow to hit the ball from.

Step 3:  Fill your spray bottles with water.  Add a few drops of food coloring to each bottle.  Make sure each bottle has it’s own color.

Step 4:  Let the kids use one color to outline the diamond and the other color to coat home plate, first base, second base and third base.

Step 5:  Place a plastic water bottle on each plate; home plate, first base, second base and third base.

Step 6:  Make a whole bunch of snowballs.  Keep the pile near the pitchers mound.

Step 7:  Each person takes turns standing on the pitchers mound.  The goal is to throw a snow ball at first base.  If you hit the bottle you move on to second base.  If you hit the bottle at second base, you move on to third base.  If you hit a bottle at third base, you move on to home plate.  You get a point for every bottle you hit on first, second and third.  You get five points for hitting the home plate bottle. 

What happens if you miss a plate?  You let the next person take a turn.  Or, you can wait until you have three misses, just like a strike, before letting the next person take a turn.

You can play as individuals or you can divide into teams.  Keep score to see who wins. 

Most importantly, have fun and stay active.

Snow Baseball is Fun with Family and Friends!

Meet Click! 

Click encourages movement and loves to help kids get moving and keep track of their movement.

Click encourages Movement

If you want to keep track of your activity as a family, go here to download Click’s free at home tracking chart.  There’s also a link to articles including information about the CDC’s movement recommendations.

Note:  Remember we always want our friends to be safe, so dress appropriately for winter/outdoor activities and always consult your physician if you have any concerns, questions or limitations.  

You can Meet Click’s other friends SIP, Recipe Girl and Teeny the Tiny Taste Tester at the Better Bites Page.  They each have their own messages and set of tools to share with you and your family.

Let us know if you played Snow Baseball and which version was your family favorite.  You can leave us a comment below or you can send us a note at info@jodiefitz.com.

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*NOTE: While we share creative movement options and ideas, you are responsible for your and your child’s limitations and/or own experiences. Always check with a healthcare provider with any questions you may have.

 

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