Frisbee Golf

Participants can make their own frisbees before trying their best to win at frisbee golf!

SUBMITTED BY: Chinook Arch Regional Library System

PROGRAM CATEGORY: Craft, Physical Activity

PROGRAM DELIVERY: Can be either pre-recorded or delivered live via your library’s Facebook page, Instagram page, or YouTube account. Release your score at the same time so children can “compete” against you from home!

INSTRUCTIONS: Create the craft. Decorating can happen before or during the delivery. If demonstrating the throwing of the frisbee, have the larger area with boundary markers already set up.  

 AGE GROUP: 4+ depending on materials 

TIME REQUIRED: 20-30 minutes

SPACE CONSIDERATIONS: A table/workspace large enough to do the craft. A large open area for the activity.  

MATERIALS REQUIRED: 

  • Paper plates
  • Markers/Sharpies/Paint (optional) 
  • Stapler/Staples
  • Decorations (Stickers/Sparkles/Glitter/etc.) 
  • Craft Tablecloth 
  • Small, soft ball (sock balls work perfect) or something else to mark the “goal” area. 
  • Boundary “markers” (can be any suitable item such as extra shoes or other outdoor clothing items, rope, books, tape, etc). 

INSTRUCTIONS:  

  1. Spread the tablecloths over craft surface. Lay your various decorating tools out on your table.
     
  2. Each participant gets two paper plates (foam is an option but does not travel as far as paper plates).
     
  3. Have children decorate both sides of their plates as much as they’d like. This often varies the timing of the craft.

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  4. Once done, let dry before using to play the game.
     
  5. Staple both paper plates together to form a heavier frisbee (with the decorated sides facing out) OR use both plates as different frisbees to allow more turns of play.
     
  6. The participant tosses the small foam/sock ball in any direction they want.

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  7. From where the ball landed, set up boundary markers at increasing distances. The closest boundary to the ball receives the highest points, and the farthest away receives the fewest points.
     
  8. From behind the farthest boundary, participants toss the frisbee in the direction of the ball, with the aim to get as close to the ball as possible.

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  9. Count the points for each throw. Do three throws a round.
     
  10. At the end of each “round”, add the points to the total so far. (Have the participants try to do the addition!)
     
  11. Decide how many rounds make a game. Participants can compete against their previous scores, parents/caregivers scores, fellow participants scores, or even their librarians' scores! 

BOOK/MEDIA TIE-IN:  

  • Home Run, Touchdown, Basket, Goal! Sports Poems for Little Athletes by Leo Landry
  • The Ultimate Sport: A Children's Book about Ultimate Frisbee by Allison Wallace