Category: Play Time

Candy Elevator Game

Two pencils are tied together and the strings go up and over the ears (as in pic). Add several pieces of candy on the pencils. Players carefully raise the pencils, by pulling down on the strings. Whoever eats the most candies, wins!

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Dino Play Mat with Carrying Bag

Prehistoric playtime!

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– Green felt for grass
– Scraps of blue-ish fabric for pond
– Scrap of sandy colored felt/fabric for sand/swamp
– 2 types of fabric for the drawstring bag, or one type if you don’t want it double-sided
– Ribbon / sewing tape / drawstring for bag chord
– DON’T FORGET THE TOY DINOSAURS!

Click HERE for the instructions

Whisper Phone

Check out this great project for a handy parent that wants to make a donation to their child’s classroom!

This is a neat QUIET activity for learning or playing. You only need to whisper into the mouth end to hear in the ear end. This way, many kids can practice reading lessons without disturbing each other.

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This would be a great project for a handy parent that wants to make a donation to their child’s classroom!

3 or 4-inch length of 1/2-inch PVC Pipe
1 1/2 or 2-inch length of 1/2-inch PVC Pipe
3 1/2-inch Elbows

Click HERE for the instructions

 

Don’t Eat Pete Party Game

Very simple game for kids to learn and play. No losers – all winners –  just plain fun!

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1. Using a grid game board, (click link below for more info) place one candy on each square.

2. Send one player away from the board where they can’t see/hear you.

3. The remaining players choose 1 square or candy to be “Pete”. Make sure everyone (except the player sent away) knows what the square is.

4. Invite the player back and they get to take as many candies as they can until they get to Pete. When they touch Pete, everyone says “Don’t eat Pete!”

This is especially fun in a group and players who know which one is Pete can trick the guessing player by say “Don’t eat Penelope!” or something just to make them jump! Enjoy!

Click HERE for the instructions