After school programs use catching games to teach eye and hand coordination. When scouts go to camp, they take along a simple toy that can be used to keep scouts busy when other programs aren’t in session. One such toy is a Frisbee. It can be used to play a variety of games that are similar to bocce, golf or baseball. Rules for Frisbee games can be found at http://www.livestrong.com/article/230706-frisbee-games-for-kids/ or http://www.lots-of-kids-games.com/frisbee-game.html
Small children have problems with Frisbees. The plastic can hurt if it’s not caught right. A flip flier is a softer version that flies in the same way, but doesn’t hurt when it bumps into your shin.
To make a flip flier, you will need a stiff but lightweight fabric that is similar to the material used for flags, chintz curtains or outdoor furniture upholstery. You will also need the plastic bands that are used to ship boxes.
Cut two circles of fabric that are about ten to twelve inches wide. Use a dinner plate for a pattern. Pin the circles together, wrong sides facing, and sew three fourths of the way around the edges. Clip the curves, and turn the circles right side out.
If the plastic shipping bands have bends in them from being wrapped around a box, bend the bands the other way and straighten them out. Wrap the band into a coil. Push the coil into the fabric. Unwind the coil until the band is pressing against the seam. Sew the rest of the seam shut.
For suggestions on how to teach children to throw a Frisbee, see http://www.ehow.com/how_2275113_play-simple-frisbee-games.html