One of the students I tutor absolutely loves to play carnival games, so I decided to make a homemade ring toss game for her. The activity requires only a few materials but it kept us entertained for almost an entire hour!
- 3 Plastic water bottles (half filled with water)
- 3 pieces of any color 8″ x 11″ construction paper
- Scotch tape
- Coloring materials (ex: crayons, markers, etc.)
1.) Make the paper rings by folding a piece of construction paper in half horizontally and then cutting it into two pieces. Each paper will be used for a ring. 2) Afterward fold the paper horizontally three times until it looks something like this:
3.) Then start twisting the piece of paper until the paper is completely twisted. Afterward, connect the opposite ends of the paper together until you form a ring. Do these with all 3 pieces of paper so that you can make 6 paper rings.
4.) Once you have made your paper rings, the rest of the activity is easy! Get 3 plastic water bottles and fill them up halfway and place them on a rectangular table. Afterward, instruct the child to stand somewhere in front of the table and have them start throwing the rings!
5.) As an added bonus, you can make fake paper money using green construction paper! For fun, I drew a cartoon picture of my student and put it in the center of each paper dollar.
Have fun playing Ring Toss with your child or students!