Most kids love constructing things and often the bigger the item they construct, the better. Why not let them construct their own miniature golf course right in the backyard? It’s simpler than you may be thinking and they’ll have tons of fun building it. Plus, after they build their own miniature golf course, kids can have even more fun by playing the game.
Before getting the kids started, be sure there is plenty of clear space for them to work with. You’ll need golf balls and tees and enough golf clubs for each kid who will play. Since kids will likely want to do this with friends, I suggest having enough for about 8 people, even if there won’t always be that many playing. Lower-priced golf clubs for kids can generally be found in the toy aisle during the summer. Set the balls, tees, and clubs aside for now.
To construct the miniature golf course, kids will need assorted items to make the obstacle course. Buckets, toy dumptrucks, small plastic cups, old tires, and other assorted toys and objects are great for this. Let the kids gather things from around the yard and house to use. The plastic cups are necessary, as these will be the holes for the balls.
Let the kids spread the objects around the yard, creating obstacles for the golf course. When they are done arranging everything as they want it, instruct them to dig holes near each of the obstacles. The plastic cups can then be placed in those holes. They can be creative as to where the cups go. For instance, if the obstacle is a tire, the cup can actually go in the center of it, creating a challenge.
Once the kids are done building their miniature golf course, the only thing left to do is play. You likely will not have to remind them of this when they finish. They should be eager to start. Don’t forget to determine a start and finish. Those can be symbolized by placing flags or pinwheels into the ground. Allow the kids to wear golfing attire, complete with their own pair of golf shoes .