Sponge Bullseye Game

This activity is a great way to beat the heat of Summer. With just a few cheap materials, my kids were entertained all morning long. Best of all, we got to practice some math skills while the kids had fun in the sun!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

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Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather all materials. This activity is easy to put together anywhere and only requires a few basic materials. We always pick up lots of sidewalk chalk at the Dollar store.

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  • Step 2

    We drew concentric circles with the chalk to create a bullseye shape. We used different colors to make it more fun for the kids and to give my 2-year-old some practice with his colors.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    My 4-year-old and I worked on counting by 10s to fill in the circles.

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  • Step 4

    The kids had a great time throwing their sponges at the bullseye. We played a few different games with this. First, we threw the sponges to see who could get the highest number.

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  • Step 5

    Then, we worked together as a team and tried to see how many points we could get together. I love activities that let me introduce math concepts in a fun way that is easy for the kids to understand.

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  • Step 6

    For my 2-year-old, we drew a line of different shapes. As I drew the shapes, my 2-year-old picked out colors and identified the shapes. Then, we counted the shapes and numbered them.

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  • Done!

    My 4-year-old helped me count up my 2 and 3-year-old's points and then the kids spent another hour tossing sponges, playing in water, and using the sponges to squirt water on the numbers.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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