This easy game using just a bouncy ball and cups is a simple and quick solution for screen-free play for kids, teens, and families. Pay it alone, with a few family members, or as a party game in a large group! Find four fun ways to play.
For this easy family activity, all you need is an empty paper-towel roll and some Ping-Pong balls or bouncy balls. Simply cut nine 1" strips and arrange them into a 3x3 grid. You can glue or tape them together for younger players, or leave them loose for a more interesting game if they move around. Then take turns bouncing a ball across the table to see if you can land it in one of the circles.
Turn a Disney movie night on Disney+ into quality family time with these four easy and fun activities for an Onward party! Try crashing into toilet-paper-roll “boulders” with a Hot Wheels van/car, playing the “Mismatched Socks” brain-booster family game twist on Memory, recording what three questions you’d ask anyone living or dead if you could (with free printable), and creating a wizard’s staff/wand from skewer sticks and hot glue!
This type of boredom buster is my favorite because you can find ways to “level up” the challenge in creative ways. And all you need is a bouncy ball!
Place a bouncy ball in the palm of your right hand. Toss it into the air and bounce it off the palm of your left hand. Bounce it back toward the right hand but have it bounce on the back side of the hand, then bounce it off the back of the left hand—all in one continuous bouncing motion. See how many times in a row you can bounce it back and forth between the palms and backs of your hands.
This unique twist on basketball is sure to bring fun! Use embroidery hoops, diving rings, or even paper plates with the center cut out for the “basket” and set it flat on the table. Then grab one ball per person and have everyone try to pick up the ball between their elbows and shoot to get it to stay inside the hoop!