Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pumpkin Ring Toss Game

If you have a couple of pumpkins and some canning rings, you can put together your own pumpkin ring toss game! Emily enjoyed playing this, and it is challenging. When we played, each canning ring that hit a pumpkin was 1 point, but if we got a ringer around the pumpkin stem, it was worth 10 points!


Clara was happy to put the canning rings over the pumpkin stems and clapped every time. She was so proud of herself!


Then, we attached some ribbon to the canning rings to make dancing ribbon rings. We cranked up the music and danced!




I had no idea canning rings could be so much fun!!

17 comments:

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

Please be careful with the pumpkins. I get to dismemb.. er.. carve one, remember?

Love,
Mark

Wendy said...

What a cute idea!

Perfect for a Halloween party.

Christy said...

I love this idea. This is one that I have never seen anywhere. The photos are great! Where did you find Emily's coat? I love the print.

Valerie said...

@ Wendy -- I hadn't thought of that, but you are so right. It's perfect for a Halloween party!

@ Christy -- Emily's coat (it's like a pullover) came from a thrift shop, but I'm pretty sure it was originally from The Children's Place. Whenever I see clothes from there at the thrift shop, I scoop them up because they are very well made.

Ivy said...

Great idea. Another one from the "why didn't I think of that?" files.

And I agree her coat is super cute.

Denise said...

This is such a fun and easy idea. Thanks!

Lisa Anne said...

So much fun!! OMG what a blast. Can't wait to see what you think of the Halloween treat boxes a made. Practically everything was purchased from the dollar tree. I believe it will post tomorrow mornign.

Mom and Kiddo said...

Well, since my son pretty much gets a kick out of throwing anything, we will have to give this a go!

SkylarKD said...

Cheap and fun - I love it!

Bona Fide Mama said...

what a fun fall activity.

Stephanie Griffith said...

Oh how fun! I have a million of those canning rings lying around. What a good use for them!

Jen said...

This is such a festive idea! Thank you for sharing. I've linked to this page on my site http//www.funfamilytips.com

Whimsical Creations said...

What a cute idea! We will definitely need to do this.

Petula said...

Those are very good ideas. I need to do something like that with the kids. I think they will enjoy the toss and the ribbons!

MaryAnne said...

Wonderful idea, and one I've never seen anywhere else!

The Magic Onions said...

I love finding a game from what we have lying around. This is perfect... who needs a plastic, Ring Toss toy? We have canning rings and pumpkins!!! Wonderful! And also love the spider print pumpkins... carving is so hard for the little ones, I think I'll let T make one of these instead this year... he'll love it.
Thanks for sharing on Friday's Nature Table.
Blessings and magic.

jennwa said...

Another great idea.

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