This homemade ring toss game is from the five year old section of the Fun Exercises For Kids module. We have tried it with our five year old and she really had fun with it.
Our three year old also tried the game and had fun with it. A few days after we tried it at home we went to a carnival of sorts and they had a similar ring toss game for prizes.
They both did a really great job! They actually had confidence going in and that makes me feel really good.
This activity improves:
- Hand-eye coordination
Here’s an exercise for kids who love making crafts. First you need an empty bottle or milk jug. Have your child decorate it with paints or construction paper. Allow them to spend as much time as they want decorating.
If your child isn’t into crafts so much at this point then you can skip the decorating part.
When they are finished, put some rocks or water in the containers to keep it grounded. Otherwise the rings will knock them over and it will become frustrating.
Make some rings with old wire hangers by untwisting the tops and shaping the hangers into circles. Take the bottle
and rings outside and then let them practice tossing the rings onto the bottle.
Their skill should determine how far away they stand from the bottle. Let them keep trying until they either get all the
rings around the bottle or they get tired of the game.
The great thing about this game is that once you’ve made everything, you can keep everything and play it another day.
Our Real Time Results
The results are in! My five and three year old really enjoyed playing this game. We played it outside as you can see from the picture above.
I had this game structured to where I gave my daughter goals. I challenged her to toss all three rings successfully at least five times.
It’s a great way to get a little exercise and work on their coordination skills. We had a few laughs too!