Bring your wildest space alien dreams to life with this imaginative take on the traditional game. Forget playing golf on an empty putting green, this time we’re playing it in outer space with our brand new alien friends. And the best part? It’s a great way for children to develop fine motor skills (vital for learning to button up your shirt or write), gross motor skills (that all important arms and legs coordination) – as well as letting creativity run wild.
Will your aliens have multiple arms? Three eyes? Pink hair? The sky is the limit with this fun activity, and you can mix up how you use the ball. We used mini putters made out of LEGO® DUPLO® bricks and also tried a cool bowling-ball style slide for the perfect aim – what will you create?
You will need:
- - A selection of LEGO DUPLO bricks
- - A ball (anything the size of a ping-pong ball or larger should be safe for a pre-schooler)
- - Some willing competitors
1. Build your space aliens
Make them as space-age as you can, and check that the ball fits between their legs.
2. Create some putters
Use LEGO DUPLO bricks to make a golf club, or you could use a slide to roll your ball down instead of hitting it.
3. Set up and you are ready to play
Change the layout depending on how hard you want to make it - the winner is the one who successfully gets the ball through all of the space aliens in the least shots!
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