Make your Game Day Fun for the kids with this fun Craft Stick Catapult game with Goldfish® crackers that I’m sharing as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #GoldfishCrowd
So you have the big Game Day coming up. But what do you do with the little kids? If your kids are like mine, they aren’t into watching the Big Game. So here is a fun Game Day game to keep the kids entertained. A quick and easy craft stick catapult football game using our favorite Goldfish® crackers!
Craft Stick Catapult Game
You will need:
- hot glue gun
- 12 craft sticks (we used the larger ones but you can use smaller ones if you want)
- 3 elastic bands
- modeling/molding clay
- markers for coloring (optional)
- bottle cap
- Goldfish crackers (for launching and snacking)
First step is if you want you can color your craft sticks to match the football colors. I used brown for the catapult and yellow for the goal post. I just used washable markers.
Then you will begin to build the catapult. First stack up 8 brown craft sticks and secure on each end with an elastic band.
Then stack 2 rubber bands together and secure on the end with another elastic band.
Using the hot glue, place a dab of glue on the back of the bottle cap. I just used a soda bottle cap.
Then place the bottle cap on one of the sticks in a stack of 2.
Next place the stack of 8 sticks between the stack of two. If you want you can use another elastic band to secure it into place. But you don’t have to.
You now have the catapult finished! Super easy!
Now build the goal post! You will be using 4 sticks for this. These are the ones I colored Yellow. Place them to make a capital “T” shape using two sticks, then add the remaining two sticks vertically attached at the end of the horizontal stick.
Then glue each stick into place. To make it so that the goal post can stand up on it’s own, I just
stole borrowed a little ball of my daughter’s molding clay and formed it into a base and stuck the goal post into it. Simple as can be! It can now stand on it’s own!
Now you have your catapult and goal posts, now grab your favorite Goldfish crackers to launch!
Why Goldfish crackers? Because they come in a handy big carton that is just perfect for Game Day! And because kids and adults alike love Goldfish crackers!
Seriously, my kids love snacking on Goldfish crackers. Not to mention they are light and fairly aerodynamic so they fly great!
Spread out a fun Football field tablecloth and set up the goal post on one end and have the kids with the catapult at the other end.
Make sure they have a fun little cup of Goldfish crackers handy for reloading after launching.
Then let the fun begin!
The kids get to learn a little about physics and have fun all that the same time! Plus it fits perfectly as a great game to keep the kids entertained while you are watching the BIG Game!
If you have more than one kid, make multiple catapults and let each one decorate them as they choose. Have them take turns and see who can get the most Goldfish crackers to fly between the goal posts.
Then when they are ready for snacking, make sure you try our Chocolate Dipped Goldfish crackers. It’s another great way to keep the kids entertained while they prepare a delicious game day snack!
Want even more delicious Game Day Snacks using Goldfish crackers? Check out our popular Cheesy Potato Casserole, S’mores Popcorn balls and No bake Chocolate Cheesecake tarts for great Game Day Snacks!
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If you are planning an awesome Big Game Day for your football parties, try out our Big Game Food Ideas, Homemade Salsa and our delicious Chocolate Dipped Crackers!
How will you keep your kids entertained on Game Day?
Who in your family will be to launch the craft stick catapult?
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