Catch the Ring

Age: 6-8
Location: All
Set-up: Planned


  • Two toilet paper rolls
  • String
  • Popsicle stick, pencil, or something similar


Cut one toilet paper roll horizontally creating four cardboard rings. Cut a piece of string a generous length (about 20 inches long). Pass the string through one of the cardboard rings, leaving about 5 inches on one side and the rest of the length on the other side and make a knot around the cardboard ring so that the string is steadily around it. Pass the string through another cardboard ring and tie a knot about 1 inch apart from the first ring. Do the same with the remaining cardboard rings. When all the rings are set in place, tie the remaining part of the string to the stick or pencil, leaving about 10 inches between the pencil and the rings. Depending on what you want the level of difficulty to be, you may have to change the distance between the rings and the stick.


Holding the stick up right, with the rings hanging down, have your child swing the stick with rings and try to catch the first ring. Once the first ring passes through the stick, have your try to catch the next ring, and the next, until all the rings are around the stick. If this is too difficult, have your child catch as many rings as possible without any particular order.