- Paper towel holder
- Sturdy paper plates or Tupperware top
- Start by cutting out the center of a paper plate (the sturdier or heavier the better). If you have leftover tupperware tops, this is a great use for them as well. This will serve as your "ring" for the toss. Make as many as needed, depending on the number of people playing.
- Set your paper towel holder on the floor or a table. Depending on the level of difficulty desired by the group, you can stand closer or further away from the paper towel holder.
- Demonstrate to your child how to throw the plates like a frisbee. This will help them develop discipline and control over the way they throw the plate to get it on the paper towel roll holder.
- Have your little one toss their "ring" with a goal of trying to hook it onto the paper towel holder. Throwing will develop your child’s fine motor development as they grip onto the ring, concentration to aim, and hand-eye coordination to position their ring correctly.
- If you want to add some extra excitement and learning to this activity, you can add a point system. For example, every time a ring lands on the paper towel holder, you get 1 point. This helps to gamify early math skills and make addition fun!
Skill areas addressed:
- Fine motor development
- Hand-eye coordination
- Math concepts
Extensions & Adjustments:
- For 3-4 year of age, focus on the physical aspects of the game rather than adding the point system.
- For 5 years of age, add a point system of 1 point per successful ring, and have your child add up the points on their own.
- For 6-8 years of age, add a point system of 2 or more for each successful ring. This will allow them to work on adding in multiples.
Author: Chris Longo