Activity: Holiday Golf Print

holiday-golf-300‘Tis the season to be indoors! It’s hard to play golf in the wintertime, when the only “green” you get is from your Christmas tree. So get teed off with this happy homebody’s version of miniature golf! (And you won’t need those silly spiky shoes!)

What you’ll need:

- a ping-pong ball (or anything round that rolls, like an old plastic Christmas ornament)
- cooking spoon, broomstick, back-scratcher — anything you can use as a putting club
- two or more players (the more the merrier!)

Objective:

To get the ball into the hole with the fewest strokes, or swings of your “club.” Each stroke counts as one point, and the person with the lowest score at the end of the game wins.

What to do:

1. Be creative as you set up your course! You can putt around and under furniture, the Christmas tree, a toilet paper tube — any place where a ball will roll. Create tunnels, ramps, bumpers, and obstacles (known as “hazards” in real golf) with books, toys, pots, and pans.

2. Use plastic cups, egg crates, and small cereal boxes for “holes.” Lay them on their sides for the ball to roll in, or stand them upright if you build a ramp for the ball to jump down from. Create as many holes as you have room for.

It’s tee time!

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