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Hot Potato and Oven Mitt Pass


Just like Hot Potato, only you get one potato and two oven mitts. Get everyone in a circle and start passing the potato when the music plays.

Here’s the catch: you can only touch the potato when the oven mitt is on your hand. Two people next to each other start with the mitts on, one hands the potato to the other, then the “hander” takes off the mitt and hands that to them as well. The “handee” must hold the potato in their mitt, waiting for the other mitt, and when they receive it pass it on to the next person. Once they have the mitt on, they pass it on, etc.

When the music stops the ‘hander’ (the person with the potato) and the ‘handee’ (the person putting on the mitt) are both out! (This keeps the ‘handee’ from dillydallying.)

For bigger groups, get several of these going at once. (We suggest a pair of mitts and a potato for every 10 or so.)


    1. If you touch a potato without your mitt- you’re out!
    2. If you have a mitt when the music stops- you’re out!
    3. No using weapons or firearms (it’s always good to say that just to be safe!)

Added by Jenn Kernya

Also, see Hot Potato With a Twist (Click Here).


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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