If you’re like me you have lots of LEGO Duplo around the house. Here is a fun little LEGO Duplo Ring Toss game for kids that they can set up themselves and play and score points.
Despite my girls being 2 and 5 years of age, they still love their LEGO Duplo. Many times have I tried to put it away and replace it with smaller LEGO that it’s always dragged back out, ready for me to stand on all over again. *wink*
Recently I spotted this great LEGO Duplo game over at ‘Stir the Wonder‘ and I just knew we had to try it ourselves. I’m so glad we did because it was so fun. I also love that the game itself can be flexible enough to allow for variations and can suit all ages, from toddlers through to school aged children.
Recommended age: 2 years +
(Strict and active supervision is required at all times)
To play this game you need –
- LEGO Duplo blocks
- LEGO Duplo board
- Pipe cleaners
That is all that you need. Now let me share with you another way to play with your LEGO Duplo blocks.
LEGO Duplo Ring Toss game for kids
The purpose of this game is to get the pipe cleaner rings over the LEGO Duplo tower.
To set this game up you simply need to get your child to create some LEGO Duplo towers. They can be all the same size or all different. We liked the idea of the number of blocks representing the number of points that would be scored when a pipe cleaner went over it.
This is a great way to include counting into the game and a chance for your child to develop their one to one correspondence.
The pipe cleaner rings were very easy to make. We didn’t cut them, we simply twisted the ends together.
Vary the level of difficulty
- You can make the game a lot harder by simply making the pipe cleaner rings smaller. The larger the rings are the easier they are to get over the tower etc.
- You can increase the challenge by including wider towers or towers with more blocks.
It would be a great idea to discus with your child why the above suggestions change the level of difficulty. Maybe they can later create a LEGO Duplo ring toss game for kids that makes it impossible to score points. What would that look like?
We liked to include towers with various heights.
Possum (aged 5 years) had so much fun playing with this simple LEGO Duplo ring toss game for kids. She enjoyed the challenge and counting up the points after each round. She was also proud of herself because she became obviously much better with practice.
This is a game I think the whole family could enjoy. When you have more than one child you really want to offer your children things they can do together. This is one idea that will be just that for you. It’s easy to set up, fun and can include lots of counting and problem solving.
Would your child enjoy this simple LEGO Duplo game?
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