1 small snowball or ice cube
Towels (for clean up)
Some form of music

1. If you are lucky enough to live in a climate that has snow, and there is snow on the ground, make a small snowball. Snowballs can also be made ahead of time and placed in the freezer until needed. If you don't have any snow, you can use an ice cube -- or if you are lucky enough to have a snow cone machine, you can shave up some ice and make your own snowball.
2. Set up your sound system. Make sure that you can easily pause and restart the music.
3. Sit your players in a circle.

How to Play

1. Hand one player in the circle a snowball and start the music. As the music plays, players pass the snowball around the circle as quickly as they can.
2. At any point in time the leader can pause the music. Whoever has the snowball, must hold the snowball for a count of 20 seconds (you can determine the length of time they hold the snowball). Have the group count out 20 seconds.
3. After 20 seconds have been counted, the music starts again, and the passing begins again.
4. Keep playing until the snowball melts entirely.


1. Play with more than one snowball. Just start the snowballs at opposite sides of the circle.
2. Instead of having the player hold the snowball for 20 seconds, have them place it on the ground in front of them, and then assign them a goofy task that they must do (hop up and down on one foot, sing a song while holding their tongue, etc.)
3. For large groups have more than one circle going, see with circle can melt their snowball first.


1. Don't make players uncomfortable. If a player shows distress about holding the snowball, have them place it in front of them and blow hot breath on the snowball for 20 seconds.
2. Snowballs and ice can be hard, so make sure that players pass the snowball from one player to the next, don't throw it.

Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Competitive (has winners and losers)
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Mess Factor
Dustpan, please
Noise Level
Number of Players
5 to 10
10 to 20
As many as you can handle!
Prep Time
5 minutes or less
Team Division
Every man for himself (individual players)