The Winter Games: Reimagined

January 22, 2018

On your marks, get set, imagine! When you take a fresh look at your favorite winter games, every kid can go for the gold. Reimagine these three popular snow sports as kid-friendly activities and keep your little ones busy indoors and out.

Snowball Biathlon

Swap out skis for snow boots and aim for a Ziploc® target with snowballs.
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Materials

Directions

  • 1 Prop each Ziploc® brand large rectangle container up against a sturdy, outdoor surface – like a fence or tree.
  • 2 Set the lids on the ground, equally far away from each container, at a good throwing distance.
  • 3 Kids play by throwing snowballs into a container, standing behind the lid. Each time they miss, they run a lap (pick a good route before the game begins). The first to fill their container to the top with snow wins.

Cozy Curling

Turn your living room into a mini arena. No ice rink required.
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Materials

Directions

  • 1 To make the curling “stones,” fill four Ziploc® brand medium square containers with one color of fish tank rocks. Fill another four containers with the other colored rocks and press on all the lids.
  • 2 Place a lid upside-down in the center of the room as the target.
  • 3 Players take turns sliding their stones toward the lid. The player with the closest stone or the most stones touching the target wins!

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    Even kids can use the lids’ easy one press seal to build their own set of curling stones.
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Icebox Hockey

Is it possible to fit an entire hockey rink in your freezer? With Ziploc® brand it is!
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Materials

Directions

  • 1 Have an adult make a cut half-way around the center of two Ziploc® brand extra small square containers. Use a marker to make the top edge of the container red. Slide the containers onto the short sides of the Ziploc® brand large rectangle container. Draw a black line through the center of the container and glue a small lid in the center of the line.
  • 2 Fill the large container with water until the small containers are half full. Put in the freezer overnight or until solid.
  • 3 Cut about 2 inches off the end of each craft stick. Glue the shorter piece to the longer piece to make mini hockey sticks. Let dry and reinforce with tape.
  • 4 To play, drop the button “puck” in the center of the rink. Two players use the sticks to knock the puck into the small container “goals.”
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