Carnival Week: Giant Ring Toss
What You’ll Need:
*4 hula hoops, 2 of each color
*Red & blue duct tape, optional
*Sticks, dowel rods, or flags
*We covered our hula hoops in red and blue duct tape (2 hoops of each color), but if your hula hoops are already 2 of each color, you can skip this step.
*Plant the sticks/dowel rods/flags in your yard, spaced at least 3 feet apart from each other. You can do them in a straight line, or in varied distances from your starting point.
*Mark the starting line with tape.
*If your flags are in a straight line, the object of the game will be to see who can ring the most flags on their turn.
*If you flags are of varied distances, give each child two hula hoops of the same color. They each have two chances to ring the closest flag. If they do, they get one point. Starting at the same spot, they now have two chances to ring the next closest flag, and so on. The child with the most points at the end, wins!
*Send us a picture of your kids playing the Giant Ring Toss we may post it to our site! firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Another fun idea for your carnival are potato sack races. Make Personalized Potato Sacks at My Activity Maker.
*Did you know that the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair is credited with starting the traveling carnival? Read more about it here.
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