We recently set up a backyard mini carnival in our backyard. It featured fun games that were similar to the ones we have played at my son’s school fairs and Halloween party games. They each featured a theme or symbol that represents fall. Today I am going to share the first of the three games we played. We called it Candy Corn Ring Toss.
How to Play the Halloween Games:
The goal is to toss each of the colored rings into the area they match on a candy corn made of duct tape. The tossing was done from just in front of the piece of cardboard. It looks like it will be easy, but it can be rather challenging. We decided after several attempts that standing on the side was a good alternative. Children can throw the rings underhand or overhand or fling them like a Frisbee. There really isn’t a wrong way to throw them.
As I mentioned, we tried to be each colored ring onto its coordinating section on the candy corn. For young children you may decide that getting any ring in any section or on the game mat is the goal.
Constructing the Game
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- Large piece of cardboard (We used the side of an appliance box.)
- White, Tangerine Orange, and Yellow Duct Tape
- White, orange and yellow rings
Alternative Game Supplies
Instead of using plastic rings you could use white, orange and yellow bean bags. They would be heavier and easier for young kids to throw. You could also use Frisbees, jar lids, or small bags of candy corn in place of rings.
Building the Game Board
The game board is super easy to construct. I simply measured five inches from the top and bottom of the piece of cardboard and mark those spots with a pencil. I then measured the space between the top and bottom area. That distance was divided by three to find the size each of the color areas would be. That number was measured out and marked on the cardboard. Then a long line was drawn from the center of the top mark to the outside edge on the bottom mark. Next the lines that represented each color area were marked off horizontally.. Finally the colored tape was place over the lines I had drawn.