This fun game (another winner from Highlights magazine) involves crafting on the front end and then becomes a sport with some math involved by the end!
To put it together, you’ll need 3 boxes, ideally of different sizes and heights. Paint each box a different color, for the best contrast.
We also squirted on some puffy paint because, puffy paint.
Note: If you don’t have paint, you can wrap them with wrapping paper instead. Glue the boxes together in any configuration and let dry.
To play, I cut out paper circles and marked each with a different score for each box. The easiest was worth a 1, the second was a 2, and the hard one was a 5. (Note: Big kids can skip count by 5s, labeling the boxes 5, 10, and 15).
In an empty egg carton, add paper circles numbered 1 through 12 (or 5 through 60, if skip-counting).
Each player now needs 2 buttons – one to toss and one as a score piece.
Travis took his first toss – a lucky 5!
I helped him count his button five spaces forward through our scoreboard.
He loved the challenge of the game, and the challenge of counting his score each time.
The first person to 12 (or 60) wins!