Ring toss is a great game for kids. It's easy enough for even really young kids to play, but you can make it harder (for the older kids) very easily. Aiming is also a really important skill, so while they are having fun they are also learning something useful.
And you don't need to spend $20 and up on a ring toss game. You can make one in ten minutes (with stuff you probably already have at home), and it's just as good. Here's how:
What you need:
- Paper/newspaper/junk mail
- Sticky tape or masking tape in two (or more) different colours (or just use one colour and find another way to mark the rings for the players - coloured string, a sticker, marking with a pen).
What to do:
- Scrunch your paper into large ring shapes. I've used two pieces of A4 paper for each ring and made eight rings, but you can do as many as you like.
- Wrap the rings with the tape. I've done 4 in green and 4 in red.
- Turn the chair upside down.
- You are now ready to play!
How to Play (2 player version):
- Each person has their own coloured rings.
- Take it in turns to throw the rings at the chair and try to get them over the legs.
- You can award one point for every ring that lands on a chair leg, or, if you want to make it harder, you can mark each of the legs in some way to indicate how many points are awarded for different chair legs.
- When all the rings have been thrown, add up the scores.
Kids three and up will love this game and it's so easy and cheap to make! A great one for the holidays or a rainy day when you're stuck inside.