Today for our home school project me and my 6-year-old crafted together a very awesome Addition Ring Toss Game! He absolutely loves this game now and I wish I would have thought of it sooner!
We had the pleasure of dad being home with us today, so we had a ring toss competition. The first one to get five points was the winner….guess who won….I DID haha. Yay and high five’s for this mom. Really we had so much fun and it was a blast making this craft to! It really didn’t take that long and this is including the paint dry time, start to finish really only about an hour.
- 3 empty soda bottles
- 3 paper plates
- 3 different colors of paint
- 2 paint brushes, one for you and one for your child
The supplies are simply and very inexpensive, I just had my husband save his soda bottles from lunch and the paper plates were super cheap at the Dollar General Store. I also had paints left over from crafts done in the past and the colors you choose are totally up to you and your child! My 6-year-old picked out orange, black and green. Since we used black paint to write our numbers on the bottles and plates, then for the black bottle and plate we just used a color that would be visible, like orange.
- Remove the wrappers from the soda bottles and rinse out.
- Lay out your painting area with an old cloth or newspaper and set up your supplies.
- Pick out your colors and begin to paint your bottles.
- Cut out the center of 3 plates then paint them the same color as your bottles. One bottle + One Plate = the same color.
- Let dry.
- Figure out what numbers you want on your bottles and paint them on. I did 5, 10 & 15.
- Next figure out what addition math equation you would like on your plates, I put 3 problems on each plate. example 4+1= (on the plate) & 5 will be on your same color bottle.
- Let Dry again and then carefully fill bottles up with water to give them weight and begin to have Math Fun!
During the game time, I make everyone who is playing say the math equation and the answer before throwing the ring to the correct bottle. Example 2+3= then shout out the correct answer before tossing the ring (5). If your ring happens to land on a bottle that is not the correct answer then no points are given. First person with 5 points wins the game.
I put 3 math problems on each of the plates so that my 6-year-old really gets the feel for addition. Next week I plan on painting the back side of the plates and paint on subtraction problems for those 3 numbers that I have painted on the bottles.
I chose addition for my 6-year-old because this is where we are at for his home-school lesson. You can really use this for any number of learning curriculum such as ABC’s, Learning Colors, Sight Words etc. I think that I may do sight words one of these days. Always remember to have fun and enjoy that special time that you are having with your little one, I know that I do!