Horseshoes

Horseshoe

  • 1.

    With an adult, choose a large outdoor paved area that is clean, safe, and free from traffic.

  • 2.

    With the Sidewalk Paint Sprayer, draw two "horseshoe pits", one a good throwing distance from the other.

  • 3.

    Use a different color to paint the "post" in the center of each pit. Draw a scorecard to keep track of the game.

  • 4.

    Make your own Model Magic horseshoes or quoits. Roll thick snakes and shape each one into a U. To give your horseshoe a little more weight, mix in aquarium gravel. Air-dry for 24 hours.

  • 5.

    Cover the horseshoe with a coat of glue. Air-dry the glue. Add another coat of glue. Make sure your horseshoes are completely dry before you use them to play.

  • 6.

    Decide how many rounds to play. Players stand at one end of the play area. Take turns tossing horseshoes at the post in the pit farthest away.

  • 7.

    Award two points for "ringers" (a horseshoe that has both ends around the post) and one point for "leaners" (a horseshoe that touches the post).

  • 8.

    Players add up scores, then turn and throw in the other direction. Winner is player with most points.

Adaptations

  • Create more elaborate, decorated playing fields with a Crayola Super Brush, Sidewalk Chalk, and Chalk Tools.
  • Players can challenge each other by requiring throws from different positions such as squatting or down on one knee.
  • Modify the distance to match and challenge the skills of players.
  • Instead of horseshoes, use circles of rope to throw to the target. Or cut small paper plates into a U shape. Decorate them with Crayola Markers.