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Cup Score

Practice target skills and learn about basketball and netball.

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Cup Score

Practice target skills and learn about basketball and netball.

What you’ll need:

What to do:

Cut the bottom off the paper cup. Glue or staple the paper cup to the stiff card so that it forms a ‘backing board’. Stand the cardboard box up on end and stick the sheet of stiff card to it. Put the box on a floor or low table. Give your child the ping-pong ball and encourage them to throw the ball so that it goes through the paper cup. If your child is getting the ball in easily, encourage them to stand a bit further away and keep trying.

Alternative Materials:

Change it up:

Make it easy: Use a paper plate with the centre cut out to make a larger hoop for your child to aim for.

Make it a challenge: Give your child a goal of a certain number of times getting the ball through the cup. Have them stand further away from the cup. Move the box so that the cup is at your child’s eye level or above it.

Play with friends: A group of children can take turns to play as a competition individually or in teams. You can make several ‘hoops’ if there are a lot of children playing.

Indoor play: This activity can be done indoors or outdoors.

Developmental areas:

  • Gross motor skills

  • Fine motor skills – holding and manipulating small ball


Communication; teamwork; self-confidence.