Cardboard Javlin

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Suggested Age: 

4 – 10 years of age

-Empty cardboard tubes from wrapping paper
-String, twine, or thin rope 5-8 metres long (the “line”)
-Outdoor space with objects such as trees and fence posts to tie both ends of the line


Pass one end of the string, twine, or rope though the hollow cardboard tube. Tie one end of the line to a firm object at the height of your child’s ear. Tie the other end to a firm object at a slightly greater height

Challenge your child to stand at the low end and “throw” the tube along the line. See how far your child can throw. Continue practicing and try to improve the distance each time and even use different hands to make it a little more challenging.