Carnival Game Idea – Football Toss
Supplies for Carnival Games – Football Toss:
Handmade Goal (see example above) made from a wood frame supporting a tire. Note: notice in the photo the tire is attached in three places to the frame to prevent the tire from swinging and taking the entire game off balance and tipping over.
Sidewalk Chalk (or other marking material) to draw lines for different aged players (notice photo above)
Foam footballs for tossing – at least 6 or more
Carnival Prizes – consolation, and others (depending upon how you set up this carnival game) sports themed carnival prizes are a great idea for this booth
How to Play:
Before the carnival, set up the game and test it out. Your goal is to make this fairly challenging. About 1 in 12-15 players should be able to win your top carnival prize. As in most skill-based carnival games, set up “stand behind” lines for different aged children to allow younger children a chance to win as well.
Children are given 3 chances to throw the football through the tire goal. If they get all three footballs through the tire, they win the top prize. If they do not, they get a consolation prize. (Optional: You may choose to give out a middle carnival prize if children get 2 footballs through the goal – then they will receive the middle carnival prize – if not, they receive the consolation prize.)
Older children really enjoy carnival games that require skill to win - so this is a great carnival game for teens too!
Note: If your school or church has a basketball goal already in place, consider using it instead of constructing a game. You can use the same game concept and have a Basketball Toss Carnival
Great Carnival Supplies and Prizes for Sports Fans!