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kid games (kid craft monday)

The start of summer means we all high tail it to my mom’s house to play with my sisters….

and we have 15 kids ages 14 to 5  (and one exchange student)

so sometimes we need some things i would like to call….”sanity savers”

(my sister pulled these all by herself…..but i’ll take credit.)

 

first up….the candy bar game. candy bar game

I’ve played this before…you sit around a table and everyone takes a candy bar and if you roll doubles you try to guess the candy bar the other person has…if you guess it right you get it.

 

BUT my sister’s twist was a blast!!!!

Here’s what you need:

one dice. a bowl of candy bars (all different kinds) a paper bag for everyone playing.

here’s the rules: candy bar game printable rules

candy bar game rules

(you can print these out HERE)

everyone starts with a candy bar….the leftovers get put in the bowl.

if you roll a one…you get to take everything in the bowl and dump it into your bag

if you roll a two. you trade bags with anyone you want. (this can be good or bad…if you have tons of candy bars you will lose them.) and you really have to pay attention cause these paper bags can look like they are full.

if you roll a three. do nothing.

if you roll a four..take a candy bar out of your bag and add it to the bowl

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if you roll a 5–double take. You get to stick your hands in each bag of the people who are sitting next to you and get to take a candy bar from each (if they have any!)

candy bar game 2 and if you roll a 6–you can take a guess  to steal a candy bar. you have to get it right to win it! So Jack has the hershey bar. If he has it…you get it. If he got it stolen away or never had it…you are crap out of luck!

we had a big group…everyone loved it. after awhile we gave them them the option to “bow out” once they got the candy bar they wanted. (and out of 16 kids and 24 candy bars–each kid wanted a different candy!)

super fun! I just bought a WHOLE bunch of candy bars to play this at girls camp (it’s a girls youth camp with my church that is running tues-frid this week!) I went to walmart and got the 6 packs of little candy bars…(mostly so we could eat them and still have plenty to play with!) fun candy bar game

the next game was one that we were all sitting around waiting to eat…

and the kids were getting stir crazy. so we (and when i say we i mean my sister) gave each a piece of paper and had the kids draw a simple picture.

dice game

then my sisters took them and wrote numbers 1-6 all over the picture (the big kids can write their own)

then you roll the die. if they roll a 2…you get to stamp out one 2.  PicMonkey Collage dice game first one that gets all their numbers colored in WINS!!!

they loved it.

we also tried to get them to walk around my parent’s farm and do this abc hunt. find something that starts with the letter of the alphabet you get to bend it down!

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and last LAST time we got together we just made a quick list of things to find…acorn, red rock, a piece of rope. ..things like that and made two copies and had the kids go around and see who could find all the things first

(but we did that only so we could hurry and play a game of rummikub.)

we also did hot rocks on one of our hangouts…

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and trash robots

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and sidewalk paint

sidewalk paint just some fun and easy things to keep those kids entertained!

Make sure to check out these AMAZING indoor ideas for kids

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.