Stack cans in a pyramid to encourage child to knock em down.
- 6 tins with lids or plastic bottles (same size) filled with water.
- Sand / dirt / rice
- Balls / beanbags
What to do:
- Add sand/dirt/rice in the tins/bottles so they don’t topple over too easily and replace the lids and tape closed.
- Add a number on the tin/bottle.
- Arrange these into a pyramid.
- Encourage the child to knock them down by throwing bean bags/balls at the tins or bottles.
- Child scores points for the ones they knock down. The number of points they score is based upon the number written on the tin/bottle.
Hints and Tips:
- If playing with a large group of children, gather more tins/bottles, split the teams in two.
- Instead of writing numbers on the tins/bottles, you could paint them a specific colour or draw a shape on each tin. The children have to try and be the first to knock down a colour or a shape that you say.
- For older child, say a sum and they have to knock down the correct answer. For example 2 x 3 = “6”. Child has to knock down 6. Great way to introduce math skills. Same can be applied for learning new words. Write words on the tin/bottles that the child needs to knock down.