- Old sheet or blanket
- Clothesline or rope
- Needle and thread (optional)
- Cut three or four holes, each about twelve inches in diameter, in an old sheet or blanket.
- Fasten this target with lots of clothespins to a clothesline or a rope strung between two trees or posts.
- Have each child stand about ten feet away and throw snowballs at the holes. Score one point for each snowball that goes through a hole.
- The first person to score a certain number of points is the winner.
- A child playing alone can see how many snowballs it takes to score a certain number of points.
- To make a sturdy target that won't flap in the wind, sew casings along its long sides. (Fold each long side over an inch or two and sew it down to create a tube.)
- Thread one rope through the top casing and another through the bottom one, then tie the ropes to two trees or posts.
- You can also play this game in the summertime, using balls instead of snowballs.
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