Set up Sponge Targets for some simple summer fun!
The best part of summer is taking playtime outside. Combine outside playing with some unexpected twists and you’ve got a winning activity on your hands. Sponge targets has been a summer hit at our house!
Sponge Targets is so easy to set up!
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Setting up this game for my son (and husband) was too easy! First, I painted a red bull’s eye on a shower curtain liner. Why a shower curtain liner? Because I have an extra one that I use as a “kid tarp” for projects that are messy. It works great and washes up in the laundry! I’m so glad I “invested” in one.
After I drew my bull’s eye, my son and I filled up a bucket with loads and loads of sponges. The goal was simple: hit the bull’s eye with the sponges.
My son and husband went nuts for this!
The paint bled when it got wet so you could really see the direct hits. Sponge after sponge, my son couldn’t get enough of aiming at this homemade bull’s eye.
There was something in the simplicity of this game that appealed so much to my husband and son. They played this on repeat until there was almost no target left to hit.
I loved that this was a chance for my toddler to play a game that had some clear rules: stand behind the line and wait your turn. Anytime we get a chance to practice following rules with game play, we take it.
What skills are going on in Sponge Targets?
- Gross motor skills
- Hand eye coordination
- Cause and Effect
As silly a game is this – kids are actually learning from sponge targets. Learning through play is always the goal!
Clean up was a breeze: the shower curtain liner went into the laundry machine and the sponges got a rinse off. Now that’s an easy game to set up and take down.
We loved playing sponge targets and I know it will come out the next time with have friends over for a backyard bbq. It may be a silly little toddler activity, but it’s a fun one for all ages!
Would your kids have fun playing Sponge Targets?