There’s just something fulfilling in sending an object hurtling through the air, don’t you agree? Well, even if you don’t, something tells me some of the kiddos you know would agree with me. Why not channel that interest into these amazing catapults for kids!?
Ideas and Activities for Catapults for Kids
In addition to being an exciting experience, catapults lead to so much thinking and learning! Fine motor skills, science, and math are just a few subjects that catapults help children learn about. Have you and your kiddos ever made one, or played with one? If not, here are 14 FUN ideas to try!
The Educators’ Spin On It created a trebuchet (a type of catapult) using a tinker box kit.
Therapy Fun Zone used clothespin catapults during a learning game.
JDaniel4’s Mom used a coffee can to make a catapult.
Kids Activities Blog made an easy catapult with just a few materials from around the house.
Science Sparks experimented with elasticity while making a catapult.
Toddler Approved created a catapult out of pool noodles.
JDaniel4’s Mom put together an egg carton catapult.
3 Dinosaurs used cardboard tubes to craft a catapult.
Mama.Papa.Bubba shared directions for a kid-made LEGO catapult.
Frugal Fun for Boys built 4 different catapults from household materials, then used them to launch candy corn.
Child Central Station painted in the snow using catapults.
Which of these catapults for kids would you like to try out first? So many choices – I’m not sure I could narrow it down!
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