Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Toilet Paper Tube - Paper Toss Game

We were bored last night, but only for a minute. Then, it was toilet paper tubes to the rescue. In fact, our boredom solution was so simple, I almost didn't post it - except that it was fun too.

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.

10 comments:

Annette W. said...

I totally thought that it would be fun to use color coded papers for each person...easier to keep score...though the fun is the important part!

Wonder Mom said...

Spontaneity somehow always leads to the most fun...

phasejumper said...

Easy and fun!

Ticia said...

I was just thinking the same thing as Annette, color coded papers. You could set them to coloring it beforehand....

I love it!

Debbie said...

I love how the simple things can bring out so much family fun and bonding.

schmobes said...

Thanks for the idea! I have been wondering what I was going to do with all the toilet paper rolls I have!

Christy said...

This is a great idea! I can't imagine that there is ever a dull moment in your house.

I was going to say the color coded paper thing too.

Phyllis said...

How creative!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Oh, I am so jealous at times for your built-in boredom buster - multiple kids. Sounds like a great entertainment when there are playmates to play with.

learning ALL the time!!/Susan said...

Yes, that's definitely pretty good for empty toilet paper tubes and scrap paper ;)