My mom read about this quick little project in a magazine (sorry, don't know which one). She thought this would be perfect for my preschool and she was right. The kids caught on right away and have been having so much fun with our jump boards. It was quick and easy to make and is a great way to teach hand-eye coordination.
Here's how you make it.
- one 4 foot 1" x 8" wood board (I picked up one in the scrap wood section of our local hardware store for about a dollar)
- one 2" x 4" block of wood 8" long
- two 2" long screws
- one 1/2" screw
- one large flat can (we used an emptied tuna can)
- styrofoam ball
Next, using the smaller screw attach the tin can on the flip side of the board almost at the end. And that's it!
Place ball in the tin can and start the jump-catching.
Needless to say, the kids LOVED it! In fact it was such a big hit, we made two.