A few weeks ago our church had a little carnival for the kids.
Each family was in charge of coming up with a little game for the kids to play, so I thought up this super easy Frog-Toss!
You could make this as a learning game too!
- an old box (I used one end of a big apple box)
- bright green poster-board
- black, white, red construction paper
HOW TO MAKE IT:
- With a knife, carefully cut out a great big smiley mouth on top of the box:
2. With the piece you just cut out, flip it over and trim the round part to make to bumps. These will be the frog's eyes!
3. Measure your posterboard (if you have a really big box, you might need 2 poster-boards). Cut them to fit on each side of the box (I didn't have enough to cover the back of the box. Oh well. No one see's it anyways!) :)
4. Turn the box over and from the inside, trace the mouth shape onto the posterboard so you can easily cut it out. THEN tape all the green poster-board onto the box. I used double stick tape at first, then packaging tape to keep the edges down:
5. Cut out 2 big white circles, and 2 smaller black circles. Tape together. These are the eyes.
Then Use the "mouth" shaped cut-out to cover the eye-shaped carboard. Then tape on the eyes.
Then use packaging tape to tape the eye piece onto the back of the box:
6. Cut out a long strip of red paper. Tape it onto the inside of the mouth and curl it on the end with a pencil:
7. I originally was going to use wadded up black paper as "flies" to toss into the frog's mouth. I had bought a bag of candy to give as prizes, and so I decided to instead have the kids toss the CANDY into the frog's mouth!
HERE'S HOW WE PLAYED:
- Each child got 1 piece of candy. They tried to toss the candy into the frog's mouth. As soon as they made it in, they got to keep the candy!
(LB had fun practicing with the paper "flies") :)