Christmas « Shuffleboard »
Here, discover how you can create a “shuffleboard-type” game using a roll of white paper, stick-on Christmas bows, adhesive circles, green electrical tape, Fun Foam numbers, and an oversized plastic candy cane.
Cut a long piece of white paper. At either end, use the green electrical tape to draw a triangle (Christmas tree). Press green, red, and blue adhesive circles (three of each color) on each Christmas tree.
Add Christmas bows of the corresponding colors and Fun Foam numbers to a Christmas-themed gift bag.
You are ready to play! Have a child pick a bow and a number out of the bag.
Set the bow on the tip of the Christmas tree, at one end of your playing area. The number can be placed on the tree. It will represent the number of “tries” the child will have to succeed the challenge. The goal is for him to slide or tap the bow using the upside-down candy cane so that it lands on a dot of the same color on the tree at the opposite end (in the example above, on a red dot).
The method used by children may make this “shuffleboard game” look more like a game of mini golf, but that’s okay! The goal is to foster color and number recognition along with counting skills…all while having fun!