How to Play Snowball Fight

This fun and active group game is a fantastic icebreaker game for groups of all sizes and ages. Get the kids and adults to get to know each other while getting active and letting it snow!

Features of Snowball Fight Game

 ★  Game Name Snowball Fight
 ★  Group size any
 ★  Age any (kids preferably)
 ★  Type active
 ★  Skill throwing
 ★  Place indoor
 ★  Time up to 5 – 10 min
 ★  Preparation yes
 ★  Materials waste paper, stopwatch, masking tape

Aim of the Game

Snowball Fight is a very interactive game where players move as many snowballs (made from paper) to the other team’s side as possible in the time limit. Whichever team has the fewest snowballs at the end of the time wins!

Group Size

This game can be played with groups of any size, as long as you have at least four people to split into two groups. As you’ll be throwing paper everywhere, this is only suitable for being played indoors – we don’t want litter getting blown around outside. This game is also best for children age 12 and under.

Preparation and Materials 

All you need to play Snowball Fight is:

  • Waste paper
  • Masking tape
  • Stopwatch 

The more paper you can get your hands on the better. You can use anything such as newspaper and left over printer paper that can then be recycled afterwards. You don’t need to scrunch the paper up into snowballs ahead of time as the kids can help you with this as part of the game. 

In preparation for the game, you need to put the masking tape down the center of the room to mark it into two equal sections. 

How to Play Snowball Fight

To play Snowball Fight, split the group into two equal teams and get them to stand on opposite sides of the room. They now cannot cross the line made from tape under any circumstances. 

Each team is given a pile of waste paper which is evenly distributed between the two groups. On your command, players from both teams scrunch up the sheets of paper into snowballs and throw them into the other team’s section of the room. Players can also pick up snowballs thrown in by the opposite team and chuck them back into the opponent’s side.

Keep track of the time and let the game go on for 1 – 3 minutes. When the time is up, the teams stop creating and throwing snowballs and count how many snowballs are in their section.

The team with the least number of snowballs wins a point. You can play the game as many times over as you want and the team with the most points at the end wins. 

Alternative Variations

There are a few extra rules you can add in to make the game more challenging:

  • Make it so that the kids are only allowed to use one hand when scrunching up the paper and throwing the snowballs to the other team’s side
  • Play the game with music! Play and pause the music at random times throughout the game. When the music stops, the kids have to stop throwing the snowballs. Any kid that throws a snowball when the music is turned off gets sent off until the end of the round! 

This is a fantastic group game that gets the kid’s energy up and gets them moving around the space.