For this game, you need as many buckets of ice water (or snow) as you’ll have teams, with equally distributed candy hearts in them. Break your group into 4-6 person teams. Have them remove their shoes and socks and sit in a circle of chairs with the bucket in the middle. Instruct the teams that on “Go!” they are to quickly as possible “fish out” the candy hearts with their feet. The first team with all their hearts out (on the paper plate or towel you’ve provided) wins. Give fresh candy hearts as prizes.
A twist: the first team to remove all the hearts and read them wins.
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