For this fun game you will need:
- Construction paper. Cardstock paper, thin foam trays, or thin cardboard will also work well.
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).