Large bowls (one for each team/group)
Lots of Hershey Kisses
Lots of large puff marshmallows
Tape on floor 10′ from tables
Divide your students into teams of equal number and then put them in a straight line, one in front of the other, with all of them facing a table that is positioned about 10 feet away. (Put down tape on the floor to keep all the teams “honest.”)
On the table about 10 feet away are two large bowls. One contains wrapped Hershey’s Kisses, and the other contains large puff marshmallows.
To play the game, instruct each person to turn and ask the student standing in line behind them which of the two candies they want, a Hershey’s Kiss or large puff marshmallow. Then give the person in the front of the line a very large pair of mittens or gloves.
On “go,” the person in the front of the line runs to the table and gets whichever candy the person behind him requested. If it is a Hershey’s Kiss, he must unwrap it (wearing the mittens/gloves) and THEN run it back to the person standing behind the line of tape on the floor. When they eat it, THAT person gets the gloves and runs to the table for the person in line behind them.
If that person wanted a puff marshmallow, he will pull one out of the bowl (wearing the mittens/gloves) and, standing 7 feet from the line, toss it back to the person standing behind the line. He/she must catch it in his/her mouth. If the “catcher” misses twice, then the gloved person MUST grab a Hershey’s Kiss and follow the steps outlined above.
The team who finishes off all their players first, wins the game.
Idea by Greg P.
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