Feed the monkey game
Age: , toddler, child
Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Mind builder, Muscle Builder
A fun activity for kids of all ages that will help to build key skills like hand-eye coordination.
Don’t throw away that cardboard moving box just yet. This game will help boost your child’s imaginative play skills and improve their hand-eye co-ordination.
You will need:
- Cardboard box
- Sturdy scissors or a utility knife (adults help with this)
- A pair of stockings or a pair of knee-high socks
- Dried peas, beans or uncooked rice
- Rubber bands
- Coloured paper
- Paints, crayons or textas
- Create a monkey face on a box by sticking on one large brown circle for the head and two smaller circles on the sides for the ears.
- Using paints, crayons or textas add eyes and a nose.
- Use sturdy scissors or a utility knife (adults help with this) and cut a large opening where the mouth would be.
- Now fill 3-4 socks with dried peas, beans or uncooked rice and secure each one with rubber bands.
- To play, mark an “X” on the floor where the player will stand. Place the “monkey box” a reasonable distance from the “X” and let the children take turns feeding the hungry monkey!
- To increase the difficulty level, move the box further away from the marked “X” with each turn.
Note: for younger toddlers you can simply open the lid of the box and allow them to throw the bean bags in through the lid.
Our tip – make a batch of healthy banana muffins ready for your own ‘hungry monkey’ when they’ve finished having lots of Jungle Fun