This game can be a lot of fun…or gross…or both! You get to decide…and your students are at your mercy!
Get all the students to sit in a circle with their shoes & socks off and tell them that they’ll be passing around some candies while the music plays, and when it stops, they get to eat the sweets. Simple as that, right?
Before you sell the game, prep a large bowl with wrapped-up sweets and cover them with something crazy like baked beans or spaghetti hoops or oatmeal, etc.
Bring the bowl out and start the music. Kids pass the bowl to one another (using their hands) and when the music stops, that student must then go after the sweets that are at the bottom of the bowl. They may use either their feet or face to fish a sweet out of the bowl. If the kid chooses “face” they must dip into the bowl and use their mouth to get a sweet out. If they choose “feet” it’s the same deal.
Tip #1: It’s even funnier if you only give kids the option of using their feet for the first few rounds and then say they must use their face instead: grossed-out faces ensued!
Tip 2#: If you have a fairly rowdy crowd, give them a ball to pass around (instead of the bowl) and then when the music stops give them the bowl to get the sweet out of.
Tip #3: If you have more than 15 students, make multiple circles of students to ensure that it stays fun and interesting for all. Just make sure you have enough bowls and candy!
Idea by Jess B.
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 TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.