Monday, June 4, 2012

Rice Krispie Treat Paint Brushes Plus "Minute to Win It" Games for Kids!

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 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.   


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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Erin said...

LOVE your rice crispy treat paint brushes! How cute!

Sophie said...

Ok first things first, those rice crispy treats are so seriously adorable! But I didn't know you're from MN!!! That's SO cool! I just moved from there and now i'm living in Namibia, Africa where my family is missionaries!

Lisa said...

Very cute! Looks like a fun summer ahead of you. I think I would enjoy sticking my head in some pudding goo right about now!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Ha ha, Sophia, gooey pie on your face! :-) Seriously, you're a good sport to do this and then let Mom take your picture.
The rice krispie treats look yummy.

Sugar Swings said...

I love the rainbow colors! So fun and the premade speeds it up! Awesome!! ps thanks for commenting today on the uncle sams! You rock lady :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love the paint brush treats!! What a fun family you are. Thanks for the game ideas, too. Your cutie pie, Sophia, sure looks like she had fun in the pie eating contest.... mmmmm.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I have to do some of those games! Jordan LOVES that show. This will be awesome for summer thank you! Pinned!

Angela McRae said...

Fun! Love those Krispie treats! said...

Love! We played some "Minute to Win It" games with the fam at Christmas and it was so much fun--I'm definitely going to try your games for the 4th!! LOVE the paint brushes too!!

Anonymous said...

I love the Rice Krispie Paint Brush treats and thank you for all the fun game suggestions etc. Ella does not finish school until the end of June but you have given me lots of ideas to keep the grandkids busy when they visit over the summer.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE rice crispy treats!

Unknown said...

First off I love the rice krispie paint brushes. Your Minute to Win it game is a fabulous idea. So fun! I'm hosting my weekly link party going on now and I'd love for you to join in at

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a fun post post, Trisha! Your daughter has such a cool mom! The Rice Krispie brushes are very cute! Have a wonderful day.


Unknown said...

These treats are so great. Love teh bright colors. I would love it if you would share this on my linky party Tout It Tuesday.

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke said...

so cute, fun, and colorful!

Karyn said...

Love those paint brushes! So much fun!

Michelle Day said...

These are too cute I found your blog through Ginger Snap Crafts and would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts, at my Creative Thursday link party (open thru Monday each week) at Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

These are so adorable! I'm hoping make some krispie treats dipped in blue chocolate with the superman symbol for fathers day this weekend.

SweetSugarBelle said...

This is so fun!!!

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