Bouncy Ball Toss

Bouncy ball toss game

Bouncy ball toss is a sort of hybrid, a mix of darts and inside basketball but much more challenging and exciting than straight basketball or darts by themselves. This is an ideal game to play indoors on a rainy day.

Game sheet

  • number of players: from 2 children
  • age: from 5 years old
  • supplies: brown paper bags or containers and some small bouncy balls + a marker
  • Played indoors
  • Duration: 15 min

How to play the Bouncy Ball Toss game ?

To play Bouncy ball toss, you will need some brown paper bags or empty containers, some small bouncy balls and a black marker. If you’re using paper bags, you’ll also need something to weigh down each bag.

To prepare for the game, use the black marker to write point values on each bag or container. You can then set up the containers in any configuration you’d like. I personally prefer a pyramid shape because it makes the game the most challenging, but you can arrange them in a line, in a geometric shape, or any way you choose. The objective is for each player to bounce the ball on the floor in such a way that it lands in one of the container.

To make the game even more challenging, you can try playing on different surfaces. Bouncy balls tend to bounce extra high on solid surfaces, which can give them an exhilarating velocity. Carpets tend to provide more of an aiming challenge because the balls won’t bounce as high and often will take on interesting random tangents. You can also try playing on an uneven tile or gravel surface to see what happens.

You can also play this game on a flight of stairs if you don’t have containers handy. In this formulation, players take turns throwing the bouncy ball toward the upper stair steps and counting the number of times it bounces before it hits the floor.

The educational advantages of the game

  • generates fun atmosphere
  • develops agility and learns to aim
  • improve hand-eye coordination
  • exercises physical coordination
  • learning and listening to the rules of the game

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