This simple game incorporates motor skills, arithmetic and strategy! By Janis Watson
- 1 hula hoop for each pair of students.
- 3 cones for each pair of students.
Students accumulate points by tossing a hula hoop over cones. Each cone has a different value – 1, 2, or 3 points. The first student to accumulate exactly 11 points wins.
- Three cones are placed in a straight line – roughly 2-3 feet apart from each other.
- Place a polyspot 3-5 feet away from the first cone.
- Set a hula hoop down beside the polyspot.
HOW WE DO IT
The first person stands on the polyspot with the hoop. The tosser casts the hoop so that it lands over a cone to collect points. The second person stands by the cone to validate the score and retrieve the hoop for the tosser. After three games, switch partners to begin a new competition.
WOW Words of Wisdom
For your older students, try this – In cases where both players score 11 points, have a “Sudden Winner” playoff where the players try to ring the “3 Point Cone.”
Here is a variation of this tossing game using deck tennis rings and a chair. Place the chair upside down. The two players take turns tossing deck tennis rings at the chair legs to score points.
- Place the polyspot 3-5 feet from the chair.
- The first person stands on polyspot and tosses the ring onto one of the chair legs.
- A ringer is worth 100 points.
- The second person stands by the chair to verify the score.
- 1st game: Play to 500 points
2nd game: Play to 1000 points
3rd game: Play to 1200 points