I glued together a few empty toilet paper tubes, and balled up some scrap paper pieces, to toss into the tubes...
...and let the fun begin.
For some reason it really brought the sillies out in the older children.
The younger children took the competition far more seriously.
They were pretty good at it too. They got more "balls" into the tubes than I did. And believe me, it's more challenging than it sounds.
We had the most fun by placing the game in the middle of the table, with all of us seated around it, tossing our papers at the tubes, in a free for all, at the same time.
Of course, a math element could easily be added, by placing a number on each tube, and having the children add up their scores after each turn, or by appointing two, three, four points, or so on, to each throw, for skip counting practice.
At any rate, it kept us busy, and happy for an evening, which I thought was pretty good for empty toilet paper tubes, and scrap paper.
And, it's great to be a homeschooler.