Build and Destroy (At Home)

Build and Destroy (At Home)

Age: 
3-5 years, 5-8 years
Participants: 
1+
Time: 
10 minutes
Setting: 
Home
Balls , Household items
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Skills

Set up:

  • Find a safe area that you can throw in
  • Gather household items that can be stacked and thrown at (e.g., toilet paper rolls, boxes, toys, pillows)

Description:

  • Use the items you have gathered to build a tower to aim at
  • Once you have built your tower, stand an appropriate distance away and throw at the tower
  • Count how many throws it takes you to knock down the whole tower
  • Once you have destroyed your tower, build a new one

Variations:

  • Have different 'levels' that become more difficult (i.e. start easy at level 1, a bit harder at level 2, and so on)
  • Change the distance that you throw from
  • Change the object/ball that you are throwing

Teaching points:

Throwing:

  • Ready: stand side-onlike a surfer
  • Aim: make a muscle man (throwing arm bent up above shoulder), point non-throwing arm at target
  • Fire: step forward with opposite foot and throw