Snowflake Hop – Winter Gross Motor Game

It is the dead of winter around here.  That means snow and cold.  Sometimes too cold to even get outside.  That can cause a little (or a lot) of stir craziness!  To combat against that we try to play games with movement!  The snowflake hop is a great winter gross motor game that can be played from preschool on up!

Snowflake Hop Winter Gross Motor Game


Snowflake Hop

The snowflake hop is just one of many winter gross motor ideas from Pink Oatmeal. See all of the winter gross motor resources and read all about the winter gross motor planning ideas


Snowflakes with action words and pictures (Get them ready made in the shop )


How To Play

Option 1

  • Place snowflakes face down.
  • Let students take turns picking a snowflake.
  • The entire class performs the activity on the snowflake.

Winter Gross Motor –Snowflake Hop A fun way to get the kids moving with a St. Patrick's Day theme! I'm using this all Winter!

Option 2

  • Place the same number of snowflakes as students on the ground.
  • Have students walk or hop on snowflakes until music stops.
  • When music stops students must perform the activity on their snowflake.
  • When music starts students start moving between snowflakes again and play continues.

This can easily be modified to a musical chairs like game.  Have one less snowflake than students playing.  When the music stops the student who is not on the snowflake is out.

And it even gets better…

These printables can be used for other activities with a winter theme. This video is one example of the snowflake hop printables being used in a different way. You could even exchange the stool for a (affilate link) BOSU ball.


Enjoy this fun winter gross motor game!

Get Your Winter Gross Motor Games

Do you love the idea of this game but don’t want to put it together?  Pink Oatmeal has you covered!  The Snowflake Hop game is part of the Winter Themed Brain Breaks, Yoga, and Games set along with several other fun ways to move this winter!

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