Have each participant write a fact about themselves on an 8 ½ x 11 white sheet of paper. Make sure that they know that the fact will be shared and used to identify them. Do not put a name on the paper. (Younger participants can draw a picture of something that they like.) Once they are done, have them crunch up the paper into a “snowball”. Choose an appropriate snowball activity. They can throw them at a target, toss them back and forth like an egg toss, stack them into a snow mountain or any other snow game that mixes up the snowballs. When they are done with the game, have each participant grab a snowball, open it up and share it with the group. They need to see if they can guess who it is.
To process this activity, ask these questions:
- Did you enjoy our indoor snowball fight?
- Did you enjoy learning something about the others in the group?
- Did you notice any answers that recurred or any themes within the group?
- Did seeing the diversity of answers give you an appreciation for the diversity of the group?
- Did learning about the others help you feel more connected to them?
How did this activity go when you used it in your group? Did you make any modifications that worked better for you? Share your experience below!