Good for throwing practice, but also for hand-eye coordination, as well as some counting practice in there too!
Um, I’m sad to say that on this morning I had run out of ideas. Seriously. We needed an activity or to do something on this particular morning. I told my husband that and also told him I had no ideas of what to do…. his response? “Uh oh, that’s kinda bad since you’re the activity lady…” I seriously couldn’t think of anything. I was just drawing a blank. I resorted to Pinterest and went through a couple of my boards to browse some ideas that I saved for these kind of days. “All Things Play” board is one that’s pretty general, but has some great stuff in there. I came across this Oscar’s Trash Toss idea that I had pinned from a Sesame Street Birthday Party found at Annie’s Eats.
Super simple setup. Some newspapers and a tub or bucket of some sort to throw into.
Henry and I made our newspaper balls together. Crunch them up any way you like. The tighter they are, the easier they are to throw.
We lined up our newspaper balls in a row and counted them.
We had 7 newspaper balls to throw into the tub.
Then we each took turns throwing the newspaper balls into the big green tub.
I have lines on my rug that I had Henry stand behind when throwing, but you could easily put a tape mark down too.
It was hilarious to watch, but also fun to do it too!
Once all the newspaper balls were thrown at or in the tub, we counted them up.
How many did you make into the tub?
How many did you miss?
Henry’s first try? 6 missed. Made 1.
Henry improved a little each time, eventually making it to 4 made and 3 missed.
George and Dad watched from the couch. Dad thought it would be easy to throw it from sitting down on the couch across the room to the tub. It took several tries though before a successful shot. Henry kept wanting him to try until he got it. It was cute!
Check and wash your hands when you’re done. Newspapers leave a nasty black ink residue.