Watching the 2014 Winter Olympics as a family may leave you feeling a little competitive! This year, bring back an old classic and watch the competition really get fierce! Enjoy some frugal family fun when you try this simple Olympic Ring Toss Game. The Olympic Rings are the traditional symbol of the Olympic Games, and in this ring toss game you will see who can get the most of those rings over the soda bottle, just like you use to do at grade school fairs and carnivals. Watch the competition heat up as you and your family members battle it out for the gold in this game of ring toss. Take a look at how easy it is to enjoy this Olympic Ring Toss Game in your own home!
Olympic Ring Toss Game
Assorted colored pipe cleaners
Empty soda bottle
That’s it! When is the last time you had some real family fun with just two supplies? If you don’t have any pipe cleaners in your home, a quick trip to your local dollar store will do the trick.
1. Begin by taking your pipe cleaners and twisting them into rings. You can use the five colors of the Olympics symbol if you wish (black, red, blue, green, yellow) or just use the pipe cleaners you have on hand.
2. Rinse out a soda bottle and fill it with water. You can even add a few drops of food coloring if you wish to add a little more excitement. Shake the coloring well, and replace the cap tightly. The water in the bottle will keep it weighted to the floor.
3. Set the designated standing area. You can decide how far from the bottle you wish for this to be.
4. Take turns tossing the rings trying to get them to land on the neck of the bottle. You can keep score several ways; for example seeing who can land the most rings in a minute.
For extra fun, use tinfoil or construction paper and ribbon to craft your own silver and gold medals. This is sure to be some competitive, family fun.
Happy frugal family fun time!