School is out and summer has begun here in MN...we are
so excited around here for all the fun to begin!!
I have a fun snack & some easy games
to share this week to kick off summer.
Rice Krispie Treat Paint Brushes
EASY. I used premade krispie treats and
wilton chocolate melts in rainbow colors.
Just place the small popsicle stick in the
treat for the handle and dip away in
melted chocolate....so fun!
A friend of mine thought of me when she saw a picture
of this idea on the internet & so she forwarded it to me.
I could not find the original post (it was from Pinterest) but
it looks like it might have been inspired from
this one at Snack Picks!
Now on to the GAMES!!!!
Another GREAT idea for kids this
summer is to compile your own
"Minute to Win-it" games for the home.
Whenever Sophia has some friends over
it is always a hit to pull these games out
and have them go at it to win their "prizes"
which is usually a quarter or some tootsie rolls!
NBC has a great website (here) that shows all of their games
but I thought these sites did a great job
of summarizing the games directed for kiddos.
Our Family Favorites!
Bucket Head: Catch three soft balls in a bucket on top of your head.
Defying Gravity: Keep two balloons in the air. I usually have them work in teams for this or one person tries to keep one balloon in the air for younger kids.
Breakfast Scramble: Assemble the front of a cereal box that has been cut into eight pieces.
Elephant March: Knock over bottles using a baseball bat hanging from panty hose worn on the head.
Tissue Toss: Using both hands, empty a tissue box.
Play it By Ear: Place five cans with varying quantities of pennies in the correct order. (With a sharpie, place the numbers on the bottom.)
Separation Anxiety: Separate a pile of 25 multicolored chocolate candies into five separate containers in a set color order. (I have them do this as a team with one kid blind-folded and their partner guiding them to the right container with directions, very fun!)
Tweeze Me: Players use tweezers to relocate five Tic Tacs from one bowl to another.
Cotton Blow: Players take a straw and try to relocate cotton balls from one bowl to another by sucking on the straw to hold the cotton ball while you move as many as you can to the target bowl.
You can also do this with the Tic Tacs and M&Ms work as well.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST..OUR FAVORITE
THE "PIE" EATING CONTEST!
Player makes "pie" from whip cream
& pudding (we use sugar free) & then whoever eats the most
pie in a minute is the WINNER!!
I got most of the supplies to have on hand
at the dollar store and these games are always a hit!
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