diy: some cans, ping pong balls, and fly swatters

November 25, 2014


gameSome Cans, Ping Pong Balls, and Fly Swatters

Supplies:
Cans (or even a box)
Ping pong balls
Fly swatters
Duct tape
Non-stick scissors

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Decorate the cans.

To play the game:
Set out the cans on it’s side, give the each player a fly swatter, and the objective is to get the ping pong balls in the can. Another variation, is to gather a few more cans, sit them upright and have children walk and maneuver the balls around the cans.

some cans, ping pong balls, and fly swattersome cans, ping pong balls, and fly swattersome cans, ping pong balls, and fly swattersome cans, ping pong balls, and fly swattersome cans, ping pong balls, and fly swattersome cans, ping pong balls, and fly swattersome cans, ping pong balls, and fly swattersome cans, ping pong balls, and fly swattersome cans, ping pong balls, and fly swatterMy girls wanted to draw arrows on the ground so they knew where to aim, and they took turns pairing up trying to get the ping pong balls in the cans. It’s a good activity for developing their hand and eye coordination. I love how something as simple as tin cans, ping pong balls, and fly swatters (we don’t use these to swat flies, but to play games like this) can provide children entertainment. The game was taken from their book Unplugged Play, and this was an activity they picked out to do. I shared about the book here, and it’s one of their favorites to flip through to find projects and activities.

I would totally wear all their outfits in these photos, well, except maybe not the fox tights. I love those tights, but on an adult, I don’t think they would be as cute, at least not on me. The personalities are so evident in the outfits they choose for themselves. Brave is rockin’ that flannel, of course in red and blue (always check the boy section at Old Navy, lots of good stuff for girls too!). Soul, the most girly dresser of them all, must wear a dress (or a skirt), and True likes to mimic the styles I’m into. She knows I love my leopard boots (and sneakers), so this is her way of matching me. I wish her leopard sweater came in my size, so maybe it’s the other way around, and I want to be like True. Glow has started voicing her thoughts on what she wants to wear, so it will be interesting to see how her style evolves since she has three older sisters she can mimic.

on true: leopard sweater, drapey-ankle pants, leopard sneakers, c/o old navy. hat, gap kids. on brave: plaid flannel, denim, c/o old navy. shoes, vans. on soul: ruffled dress, denim jacket, fox tights, c/o old navy. shoes, superga. on glow: striped moto jacket, skinny jeans, high-top sneakers, c/o old navy.

This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Thank you for taking the time to visit this space as I’m very thankful for the support you give me and the brands I partner with.

 

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