Finding a game for multi-agers can be difficult. This game is extremely simple and can be customized to challenge kids at varying levels.
All you need is a piece of paper and pencil for scoring, painters tape, and a few small balls.
Using the painters tape, make three different shapes, one inside the other, on the floor. Ours were a triangle inside a rectangle, inside an octagon. Add a strip of tape for a starting line about five or six feet back.
Now grab your kids and some balls.
How We Played
I tore off a piece of paper from a notepad and wrote down the points for each shape.
My two sons took turns tossing three balls at the shapes bullseye. When it landed in a shape, they'd proclaim, "You got an octagon!" or "It landed in the triangle." This was great reinforcement of the shapes for my four year old!
My oldest son kept score (i.e. got some math practice in).
They played five rounds and then the score was totaled. The player with the most points wins.
Smart. Simple. Cheap. Fun. All you need are balls and a shapes bullseye made of tape!
This activity was inspired by What to Expect.