Shoebox Golf

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Develop hand-eye coordination with this toddler version of mini golf, no golf club required!

For visual fun, decorate the inside of a shoebox lid with crayons, before cutting a hole in the center large enough for a golf ball or ping pong ball to roll through. Travis wasn’t a fan of coloring the lid because he kept running up against the edges, so I designed a mini golf course for him – grass and a flag!

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Use masking tape to secure the lid, upside down, on top of the shoebox, and place the ball inside. Now show your child how to maneuver the lid until the ball drops through the hole – goal!

Travis had a hard time gripping both the lid and box at the same time, so we actually just took the top off, and let the ball drop onto the ground with each goal. This method also eliminates the need to untape the lid every time your toddler “scores” and retrieve the ball from inside the shoebox, so I think it’s a better solution all around. Try it both ways and see which you prefer!

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Apologies for the blurry photos – all our pics were action shots for this game, of course!

What other shoebox games have you and your toddler come up with? Let me know in the comments!