This animal ring toss is a fun gross motor game with a farm theme.
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For this month’s Book Club Play Date we are looking at Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown.
I decided to make a game based around the animals in the book. We haven’t done any organised gross motor games recently, so I thought I’d make a ring toss game from paper plates! I didn’t think I could do all the animals from the book, so decided on just six. I wanted to make each ring represent an animal – adding an extra complication to the game to try and match it up to the right peg!
- Cow – Black spots painted onto a white plate (even though the cow in the book is brown – sorry!)
- Pig – Painted the plate pink, then added a pipe cleaner curly tail
- Rooster – Black and brown feathers, then felt details
- Mouse – Painted the plate brown, then added ears and tail
- Goose – Yellow felt beak and feet
- Sheep – cotton wool
As a collection they looked rather good!
When we were ready to play, I pushed the pegs into the grass, and gave all the rings to my son.
His is developing his throwing skills so he started out quite close to the pegs – but loved matching up the right ring with the right peg!
Once he had completed the game, he started all over again! He wasn’t interested in standing a certain distance away – but we’ll work up to that!
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If you would like more farm themed activities, then check out the other Book Club Play Date activity ideas from my co-hosts!
- Farm Theme Preschool Snack – Haystacks from Fun-A-Day
- Big Red Barn Book Craft from Sugar Aunts
- Big Red Barn Sensory Small World from Still Playing School