Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Sky Is Falling!

Well, not really. We've been stuck inside recovering from colds, so we created and played a new game today. It was easy to clean up and the boys had lots of fun.

For this fun game you will need:
  • Construction paper. Cardstock paper, thin foam trays, or thin cardboard will also work well.
  • Scissors
  • Cups
1. Cut out star shapes from the paper/foam/cardboard.
2. Hand out a cup to each kid.
3. Toss the stars in the air and have the kids catch as many as they can! (DM Warning: My kids eventually wanted to throw the stars themselves, which in turn became a throwing the stars at each other game. However, it was easy enough to clean up and they had lots of fun.)

DM Alternative 1: As an experiment, draw a dot on one side of the shapes. Count the number of times they land dot up and down.

DM Alternative 2: Write a number on the back on the shape. Add up the points when done catching the stars and see who has the most points.

DM Tip: You can change out the star shapes for different seasons (i.e. hearts for Valentine's Day, eggs for Easter, shamrocks/pots for St. Patrick's Day, flowers for spring, leaves for fall, pumpkins/skull shapes for Halloween, trees/ornament/bell/light bulb for Christmas).


  1. That's so cool! Great Idea... your newest follower from the blog hop...

  2. Hello. I found you on the TGIF linky. I like this game and since I just woke up early to the sound of rain and thunder, this may be a good day to play. Thanks for the ideas. I followed you.

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I hope it helps keep the kids busy :)


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