DIY OLYMPIC RINGTOSS GAME
Our family is buzzing with anticipation about the upcoming Olympic Games. Big boy is presenting a news item on the Olympics in a couple of weeks at school, which he is very excited about. To prepare, we made this super-simple DIY Olympic Ringtoss Game from old plastic picnic plates.
We talked about which continents the rings represent and the concept around why the rings are interlocked. After our discussion and simple colouring and cutting activity, we used our Olympic rings for a fun game of ringtoss.
This is a simple craft which my boys absolutely loved – it’s great for hand-eye coordination as well as fine motor skills.
The game involves standing at a pre-determined point and then taking turns to throw the rings at the tube, to try and hook them through the centre of the plate. There are so many simple and important lesson with this one, including turn-taking skills, general knowledge as well as counting, scoring and colour identification.
Younger players could name the colour ring they’re holding when it’s their turn to throw. They could also name another circular object in the room, or something of a similar colour. Older kids could name the continent the ring represents or another country on the continent, before they toss their ring.
Such an incredible amount of fun was had with this game.
We hope that you and your little ones enjoy this as much as we did!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED for the DIY Olympic RingToss Game:
- 5 x plastic or paper plates (more if you want to make extra)
- Paint or crayons in colours black, green, yellow, red and blue
- 1 x longer tube roll for the centre of ring toss (or you could use a water bottle)
INSTRUCTIONS for the DIY Olympic RingToss Game:
1. Paint or colour the outside edge of each plate: black, green, yellow, red and blue.
2. Cut the centre off each plate to form rings with a scissor.
3. You’re ready to begin your own Olympic Extravaganza!
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