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Jug Catch

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Follow these instructions for making homemade toys to throw and catch a ball.


Materials

  • Utility knife
  • One gallon-size plastic jug per player
  • Duct tape (optional)
  • One tennis ball or beanbag per player

Directions

  1. Use a utility knife to cut a one-gallon plastic jug in half horizontally.
  2. Recycle the bottom half of the jug, but save the top half (the half with the handle).
  3. If you like, cover the cut edge of the jug with duct tape.
  4. Two or more children playing together can use the jugs to toss a tennis ball or beanbag back and forth without touching it with their hands.
  5. child playing alone can toss a ball or beanbag in the air and catch it in his jug, seeing how many successful catches he can make in a row.