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Big Mouth Game

Toddlers love throwing balls into the giant happy mouth, which you can make with just a cardboard box.
By: Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Big Mouth Game


  • Cardboard box
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper or tissue paper for decorating
  • Glue
  • Tennis balls or a rolled-up pair of socks


  1. Draw a happy face on the side of a closed cardboard box. Make sure to draw a big, smiling, open mouth.
  2. Cut out the mouth. Add hair to the top of the box by gluing strips of newspaper or tissue paper so they hang down the sides.
  3. Stand back a suitable distance and see how many balls can be thrown into the mouth.

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