Wall Basketball

Kids are always told to not run, jump, or even wrestle in the house, because – you know it – someone gets hurt or something gets broken. It’s a well-based concern; it seemingly happens every time. So, other than board games or computer games, what’s a kid supposed to do when the weather outside doesn’t invite outdoor play? How about a good old game of basketball? That sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Worried that the kids will trip, fall, or knock things over? Don’t even think about that because it’s not going to happen. When they play wall basketball you’ll be happy to let them have their indoor fun.

It’s easy to make a goalpost when you start with poster board. You’ll find the poster board at most any place that sells office supplies or art supplies, and you can also locate it at many dollar-theme stores. Cut three pieces of poster board to each be 20″ long and 2″ wide. These will make the two uprights and the crossbar. Assemble these in a square “u” shape and stick them to the wall with double-sided tape. For the goalpost itself, cut a piece of poster board to be six inches long and two inches wide. Position it under the crossbar and tape it in place on the wall. Instead of tape you can also use poster tack to attach the goal.

Use brown cardstock to make the footballs. Cut them to be five inches from tip to tip. You can go online and print out a template or just make simplistic footballs yourself. Make at least three. Use a white marker to make the lines and stitch marks on each ball. Stick a piece of double-sided tape or poster tack to the back of each football.

Blindfold the first player, spin him or her around a couple of times, then face the player towards the goal. The player will walk to the wall and stick the three footballs to the wall. In order to score points a ball has to be between the two uprights without touching them. Award three points for each successful goal then get the next player ready.

Kids will have hours of fun playing wall football, and you’ll love it to, because they won’t be getting hurt or breaking things. Whenever you want, it’s easy to take the game down, and put it back up at any time to play again.
Wall Basketball Game

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