Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 24: Golf Month

image from jasonbowmangolf.com

To celebrate golf month, let the kids set up their own mini-golf course.


Mini-Golf

Materials:

  • 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.

Directions:

  1. Use the recyclable materials to design the mini-golf course.
  2. Encourage kids to map it out before hand.
  3. Kids should test out the course before actual play.
  4. Once play starts, remind kids that this is a mini-golf course and they don’t need to swing the golf clubs hard!
  5. You may wish to use plastic balls for safety. However, using real golf balls and clubs allows children access to real materials.
  6. Make it a rule that children should not stand behind another player when someone is putting.
Variations:
  1. When setting up the course, you might have small groups of 1-4 kids be responsible for setting up each hole.
  2. 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.
  3. How is the game changed with different sized balls?

Source(s): 100 Game Activities for Kids


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