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Kid-Friendly Golf

Materials

  • Shovel
  • Empty, clean tin can
  • Golf putter (or child's golf club, narrow length of wood, or heavy cardboard rolled and taped into a "club")
  • Several golf balls
  • Paper and pencil

Directions

  1. Dig a hole in the ground and place the can in it so the top of the can is flush with the ground.
  2. Mark a spot about ten feet away from the can. This will be the point from which players will putt.
  3. Give the balls to the first player and challenge him to putt them into the can.
  4. When he has putted all the balls, retrieve them from the can and record his score.
  5. A ball that lands in the can scores two points, and the ball nearest the can scores one point. (This way, every player always scores at least one point.)
  6. Each player takes a turn.
  7. Set a time limit.
  8. The player with the most points when time runs out is the winner.
  9. A child playing alone can try to accumulate a certain number of points within a given time period.
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Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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September 1, 2014



Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.


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