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Bottle-Cap Bounce Sidewalk Game

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Help your kids happily fill the long summer days with this simple sidewalk game. It’s portable and easy to play!
Bottle Cap Bounce Sidewalk Game
What You’ll Need
  • Bottle cap
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Small bouncy ball
What to Do

Put a bottle cap on the line between two squares on a slate or cement sidewalk, or draw two connected squares on asphalt with sidewalk chalk.

To Play
  • Players face each other and step one square away from the bottle cap. There should be two squares between the players.
  • Players take turns tossing the ball at the cap, trying to make it move. The first person to push the cap past the other player’s square wins.
Extend the Fun

Younger kids: Change it up by throwing the ball underhand or by rolling it. How does that change the way the cap moves?

Older kids: Instead of a small bouncy ball, what else could you use to move the cap? What do you think would happen if you used a large bouncy ball?

Thinking about your child’s school curriculum, how do you view the current quality and quantity of STEM offerings (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Please select one of the following:

Parents Talk Back
Thinking about your child’s school curriculum, how do you view the current quality and quantity of STEM offerings (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Please select one of the following:
There is not enough emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math.
53% (18 votes)
There are an appropriate number of offerings in science, technology, engineering, and math.
21% (7 votes)
There is too much emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math.
9% (3 votes)
Not sure.
18% (6 votes)
Total votes: 34