The Lion’s Lunch

What to do:

  1. On the cardboard, draw or paint a large picture of a lion. Cut a hole where the mouth is.
  2. Place a strip of masking tape where the children should stand.
  3. Place the lion upright a certain distance away (depending on the age and ability of the children).
  4. Have the children take turns feeding the lion by trying to throw the balls of crumpled paper through the lion’s mouth.
  5. Have the children count how many balls the lion “ate.”


  • Use bean bags instead of crumpled paper.
  • Have more than one strip of masking tape.
  • The closest one can be for the three-year-olds; the farthest for the older children.