Snowball fight: celebrating ourselves and others

This ‘snowball fight’ activity is a fun way for children to recognise positive qualities and attributes of themselves and others.

Snowballs (1)

This resource is also available in Welsh here.


Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • children of all ages
  • use with small groups or a whole class

You will need one sheet of paper (ideally scrap paper) per child.

Depending on the size of the group, this activity could take 10-20 minutes.


Curriculum links

England – RHSE



Pupils should know:

• how important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure, and how people choose and make friends

• the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties

• that healthy friendships are positive and welcoming towards others, and do not make others feel lonely or excluded

• the importance of respecting others, even when they are very different from them

Northern Ireland - Personal Development and Mutual Understanding

Personal Understanding and Health

Pupils should be enabled to explore:

• themselves and their personal attributes; (Foundation)

• their self–esteem and self-confidence; (KS1)

• their self-esteem, self-confidence and how they develop as individuals; (KS2)

Wales – Health and Wellbeing

Statement 1 - Developing physical health and well-being has lifelong benefits.  

Scotland - Health and Wellbeing

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

• I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop and value relationships, I care and show respect for myself and others.

• I am learning how to give appropriate support.

Social Wellbeing

• I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs.

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