With an adult's help, cut the bottom off two clean plastic milk jugs as shown to make a scoop. (For an easy game, use gallon jugs. To make the game more challenging, use quart jugs.) You don't need the caps because the ball is bigger than the hole, but save the caps because we will use them next week!
To play the game, first pick a partner and each take a scoop. Toss a ball to your partner, who will catch it in the scoop. Then your partner throws the ball back to you to catch in your scoop. Since I have 2 kids who are independent, I let them throw the ball with the scoop, and catch it with the scoop. You could also just toss it to them and have them catch it.
This is such a fun game I hope you all try it!