Kid-Friendly Golf - FamilyEducation

Kid-Friendly Golf

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

Here is a outdoor version of golf that kids can play. Putt on the greens!


Materials

  • Shovel
  • Empty, clean tin can
  • Golf putter (or child's golf club, narrow length of wood, or heavy cardboard rolled and taped into a "club")
  • Several golf balls
  • Paper and pencil

Directions

  1. Dig a hole in the ground and place the can in it so the top of the can is flush with the ground.
  2. Mark a spot about ten feet away from the can. This will be the point from which players will putt.
  3. Give the balls to the first player and challenge him to putt them into the can.
  4. When he has putted all the balls, retrieve them from the can and record his score.
  5. A ball that lands in the can scores two points, and the ball nearest the can scores one point. (This way, every player always scores at least one point.)
  6. Each player takes a turn.
  7. Set a time limit.
  8. The player with the most points when time runs out is the winner.
  9. A child playing alone can try to accumulate a certain number of points within a given time period.