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Circus Games for Kids: Ring Toss

With the colder winter temperatures bearing down on us now, we’ve been doing our best to fill our days with fun indoor activities so that cabin fever doesn’t start taking over.

Starting our C is for Circus theme unit couldn’t have come at a better time because there are literally tons of fun circus games for kids that you can play inside.

One of the easiest ones to make?  Ring toss!

Make your rings brightly colored, add a few of your own designs, decorate them with stickers, stamps, whatever you want!  Customizing them is super simple and half the fun 🙂

To make a ring toss game of your own, you’ll need:

For the cardboard tubes, we actually  ended up with 3.  You can use paper towel tubes or, if you still have them, you can use an empty wrapping paper roll like we did and just cut it into 3 parts.

To add a bit of a challenge to our game, we cut our cardboard tube into 3 different sizes (heights), but you could easily just use a couple of paper towel rolls to keep them all the same size.

To make your rings, take a couple of paper plates and either paint them, draw on them, or decorate them however you wish.

If you’re painting them, you’ll want to put some newspaper or something down to cover your surface while you’re painting them and waiting for them to dry.

Once your plates have dried, cut the circles out of the middles.

Now, don’t throw those circles that you just cut out away!  We’ve got another fun project that uses them and we’ll be sharing that one with you in a few days!

To finish up, just take a paper plate and glue the end of one of your cardboard tubes right in the middle.  Adding the paper plate will give your tube some balance and make it a lot easier to set up your game.  They also won’t fall over when you toss your rings on them 🙂

To play, just grab your preschooler and show them how to toss the rings.  This game makes an excellent form of gross motor practice as well as helps with hand-eye coordination!  Not to mention, your kids are going to have a blast!

Looking for more fun indoor activities for kids?  Here are a few of our favorites!