Activity:

Golf for Kids

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What You Need:

  • 1 pebble or small ball for each player
  • 2 or more kids

What You Do:

  1. Plan your golf course. Decide how many holes it will have; nine is generally a good number to start with.
  2. For each hole, there is a starting line and a hole. Make each hole varying distances from its starting line. The distance can be made longer or shorter depending on the age and skill level of the players.
  3. To make a hole, draw a circle on the sand, and dig a hole big enough for the pebbles or balls to fit into. Number each hole, and mark its starting line with a stick.
  4. Have each player choose a pebble about the size of a tennis ball. The pebble can be any shape, but the rounder the better.
  5. Players gather at the starting line and try to get their pebbles into the first hole by rolling or throwing their pebbles successively. The player who gets her pebble in the hole with the least amount of throws or rolls wins that hole.
  6. The game continues in this manner until all the holes have been played.
  7. The player with the least amount of throws or rolls added across the entire course is the winner.

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