Cup and Birdie Game

Previously known as the ‘cup and ball’ game. Amazingly, this entertaining toy has been a favourite among children and adults for centuries. The traditional version is usually made out of wood, with a stick handle and a cup on top. The ball is tied to the stick and with a swinging movement the ball is thrown upwards. The aim is to catch the ball in the cup. In my 21st century version, the balls are comical knitted Birdie characters. It requires dexterity, eye-to-hand co-ordination and practice to catch the ball in the cup. The game rules – to see how many catches there are in a set number of throws by opponents.

by Jean Greenhowe.

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