This was one of M’s shelf activities this week since we were talking about the letter P.
I found an old egg carton and grabbed 18 pennies, one for each little section. We took turns standing straight up over the egg carton and, with our arms bent at our waists, dropped one penny into the carton at a time. The goal was to get one penny and only one penny in each section. It is easy at first, but once you are close to the end of the pennies and there aren’t many open sections left it gets a bit more difficult.
You can see M does not have the proper stance in this picture. :) That’s ok, I let him cheat once in a while. ;)
He had so much fun with this super-simple game and played it several times each day, even getting Daddy in on the action a couple of times. Sometimes he (M, not Daddy!) even played it by himself.
In a week or two I’ll bring it back out and make it more challenging by putting “X”s and “O”s in the sections. Then each player will have to try to hit only his sections.
Have a fun and beautiful day! :)