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To celebrate golf month, let the kids set up their own mini-golf course.
- Real or plastic golf balls
- Golf clubs (real, plastic, or homemade)
- Recyclable food containers such as cereal and oatmeal boxes, milk jugs, yogurt cups, two-liter bottles, gift wrap tubes, etc.
- Use the recyclable materials to design the mini-golf course.
- Encourage kids to map it out before hand.
- Kids should test out the course before actual play.
- Once play starts, remind kids that this is a mini-golf course and they don’t need to swing the golf clubs hard!
- You may wish to use plastic balls for safety. However, using real golf balls and clubs allows children access to real materials.
- Make it a rule that children should not stand behind another player when someone is putting.
- When setting up the course, you might have small groups of 1-4 kids be responsible for setting up each hole.
- It certainly isn’t necessary to buy golf clubs. Get the kids to brainstorm what you have on hand that can be used as clubs or how they can make their own.
- How is the game changed with different sized balls?
Source(s): 100 Game Activities for Kids
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