All you need are a handful of sponges, some chalk and a sidewalk or driveway for this fun activity that helps kids practice tossing and hand-eye coordination. A bonus perk? This activity is a great way to practice number recognition and math, too!
What you’ll need:
- A bucket of water
- A driveway, sidewalk, or safe traffic-free paved space
- Draw a small circle on the sidewalk, then follow with another circle outside that circle, and another, and another.
- Add numbers to each circle, starting with the smallest number on the outer ring and the largest number on the inner circle. You can use larger numbers (10, 15, 20, 25) or smaller numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) depending on the age of your children and their mathematic skill level.
- Put your sponges in the bucket of water.
- Take turns tossing the sponges, trying to get your sponge to land in the middle circle or as close possible to the middle circle, or in the middle circle!
- After each person’s turn, write down the number of the circle their sponge landed in.
- At the end of your game, add up each person’s score to see who won!
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