MAKE YOUR OWN RING TOSS
RUBBER DUCK GAME
Another super simple game is to buy some rubber ducks at the dollar store and float them in a container filled with water. Number each ducky with a water proof maker and have each number mean a different prize. Prizes can be inexpensive and simple, use pieces of bubble gum, a small bottle of bottles, a small trinket.
FEED THE ANIMALS
I painted an elephant on a foam board and cut out a hole above his trunk. The kids then carried a circus peanut on a spoon and tried to feed the elephant without dropping the peanut.
I have made many different versions of this game over the years. Our most recent one was a tiki with a hole in its mouth. The girls threw balls from the dollar store through the opening. Back when my son was 1, I made a Po cut out from the telltubbies and then the little one threw balls thru Po's tummy. This game too, can be made into a much simpler version. Use a poster board and cut out circles big enough for a ball or bean bag to pass thru.
If you have a sandbox or large box, bury small trinkets n the sand and allow the kids to dig and find them. We have done this with both plastic dinosaurs and gold coins.
OTHER SIMPLE GAMES
Penny Toss- Throw a penny and try to land on a plate target
Bottle/Knock Down- Stack empty cans and try to knock them down with bag or bean bag
Face Painting- Ask a neighborhood teenager to paint fun designs
Bucket Toss- Throw ping pong or other small balls into a sand bucket
Now that I wrote all of these ideas out, my creative ideas are flowing. I think I know what we will be doing if I hear the words, "I'm bored!"