I cut some horse shoe shapes out of some old cardboard boxes and then got M to decorate a stick with patterned sticky tape to make it more interesting.
Once the stick was decorated we stuck it in the grass. I didn't realise that M had seen this game on one of his kids TV programmes about a sheriff in the Wild West. So he was quite excited to be giving it a go and decided to tell me how to play it.
He wouldn't go on to tell me what a swinger and leaner meant but I think they were good and a swinger meant you had won the game.
We then took it in turns to try and throw the horse shoes over the stick. It was a bit cool outside so after a while we moved inside putting this away for a warmer day. But you could also throw them over a cup or something indoors.
If you would like to see other ideas we have collected to go with the Magic Tree House books we have read have a look at our Pinterest Board magic-tree-house-book-activities