Sportsology Activity Ideas

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Posted by
Rachel Wong

DIY Hacky Sack

DIY Hacky Sack
One of the ideas is a DIY hanky sack, an activity that has many variations in numerous countries, such as China (jianzi) and Korea (jegichagi). I made one shuttlecock out of paper, but it may be possible to make a shuttlecock that looks better using foam sheets as the “feathers.”

Rings and Pin

Rings and Pin
In the exhibit, visitors read about Native American games such as the Rings and Pin. With only a popsicle stick, tape, yarn, and pipe cleaners, the game can easily be replicated and customized for difficulty levels.

Cup stacking

Cup stacking
Another activity I’ve been experimenting with is cup stacking. Similar to sport stacking, this activity will test the visitors’ reaction times and their eye-hand coordination skills to accurately build pyramids out of 3, 6, and 10 cups.

As one of the Play. Tinker. Make. interns, I have been in the midst of brainstorming interactive activity ideas for Sportsology, an exhibition that opened early January. In the exhibit, several of the displays show the evolution of sports and recreational activities over the centuries, so I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate a historical and cultural component to some of my activity ideas.




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