Thanksgiving Activity: Broomstick Toss Craft and Game for Parties

Broomstick Toss Craft and Game for Kids for Fall Parties

You are busy working in the kitchen; your kids need something to do. Take a minute to turn some plates and a broom into a fun Thanksgiving Activity. This Broomstick Toss game is perfect for preschoolers and family parties. Bring on the holiday fun! Enjoy.

Broomstick Toss Craft and Game for Kids for Fall Thanksgiving Activity
Thanksgiving Game for Parties.

Jake is happy he got to use scissors, nevermind he did not follow the instructions. Let your kids experiment. Give them a plain piece of paper and a pair of kiddie scissors, and you've just earned twenty minutes of freedom. Cut the center from your mini-paper plate. Grab your broom. Dessert Plates work best.

Use Sensory Motor Skills to make this craft.
Easy Thanksgiving activity game for kids to make and play.

Thanksgiving Game for Parties  

You will need:

6 -10 paper plates, scissors, and a broom.
  • Start by poking a hole in the center of your plate and cutting around to form a ring.
  • Repeat with all plates.
  • Divide into two teams, each team taking half the plates to opposite ends of the room.
  • Get your broom, decide which team goes first.
  • Unlike the traditional ring toss the player holds the broom and actively tries to catch the rings. It can be a boisterously fun game for preschoolers.
  • We found when you toss your plate upside down it flies better, but it is nearly impossible to catch on the broom. So, toss your plates under-handed with the eating side up.
  • When a player tosses all of their plates, tally the 'ringers' and switch sides.
The winner catches the most plates with the broom.

Jake beams after catching a plate- Don't tell Amanda we let her cheat! Italic

The kids really like this game and it is so SIMPLE.  It is a great 'busy' activity while you cook Thanksgiving Dinner. They needed very little moderation, although I can see the broomstick turning into a weapon quickly in a dispute, so don't leave them unattended for too long. :-)

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Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.