This is a simple game that can be made of empty tins or empty plastic containers. The tins or containers can be decorated in a craft session. This could also easily be made into an intergenerational program!
To begin, gather some empty cans and containers from the kitchen. Soak them in warm soapy water to remove the labels. Place two layers of masking tape over the edge of each can for safety. Once you’ve prepped the cans and containers, your residents can decorate them in bright colours using paint, tissue paper, or paper mâché.
To play the game, stack the cans in a pyramid and have your residents sit a few meters away. Using a soft ball or beanbag, have your residents try to knock down as many cans as possible. The resident who knocks down the most cans is the winner! This game can also be played as a team tournament. For instance, you can play a game of fifty points and award one point for each can knocked down. Whichever team reaches fifty points first wins! To make the game more exciting, add prizes.