Blow Skiing


Here's a fun home-made game you can play in the winter - perfect for the Winter Olympics too! It's also an excellent game for asthmatic children, encouraging them to blow out steadily.

Blow Skiing

You will need:

  • Cocktail sticks or toothpicks
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue stick
  • Playdough or sticky tack
  • To play: a small, light ball (or round sweet) and drinking straws


  • To make the flags, fold a strip of paper about 4cm (1 1/2 inches) wide in half.
  • Cut triangles along the length of paper so that they have a straight edge on the fold and will open into diamonds.
  • Glue the two layers of each triangle together with a cocktail stick in the fold.  

A cocktail stick flag
A cocktail stick flag

To play:

  • Set up the course by standing up the flags in blobs of playdough or sticky tack. Arrange them in pairs to form "gates".
  • Blow the ball from one side of the table to another, passing through as many gates as possible!


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