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.
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.
(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
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!)
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!)
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.
then my sisters took them and wrote numbers 1-6 all over the picture (the big kids can write their own)
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!
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…
and trash robots
and sidewalk paint
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