When it's cold outside, release energy inside with this snowball game. Give each child a piece of paper and have them crumple it up.
Divide the class into two teams and have them stand on opposite sides of the room facing each other.
Draw an imaginary line down the middle of the room to indicate each teams territory.
When you say, "Let it snow!" the children begin throwing their snowballs at the opposite team.
When a snowball lands near them, they pick it back up and throw it again.
After several minutes, have children "freeze" and gather the snowballs on their side of the room.
Challenge them to count how many snowballs they have. In this game, the team with the least amount wins!
Distribute snowballs and begin the game all over again.
Children will have a better understanding of 2000 with this project.
Ask each child to get a plastic drink bottle and fill it with a set of 100 objects.
(Encourage them to ask their parents to help them. Suggest items such as buttons, beans, cereal, etc.)
Use the bottles to count by 100.
Display 20 bottles to represent Y2K.
Place a bird feeder outside your classroom window.
Make binoculars for bird watching by taping together toilet paper rolls.
Place a bird identification book and the binoculars by the window so children can identify the different birds that visit the feeder.