How to Play: Messy Twist

Filed under: Activities: Toddlers & Preschoolers, Activities: Big Kids, Activities: Tweens, Activities: Family Time, Kids' Games

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What you need: You will need paper plates, oatmeal, whipped cream, chocolate and vanilla puddings, pencils, applesauce, paper, two small containers, and old clothes that can get dirty.

How to play: Fill up six to 10 plates with the same items like oatmeal and then six to 10 plates of another item, like whipped cream. Try to have at least five different items so you'll end up with 30-50 plates. Lay out the plates in rows. On a sheet of paper, make two sets of tags. One set of tags will name the items on the plates, like chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, whipped cream, oatmeal, and applesauce. The other set of tags will say right hand, left hand, right or left foot, head or even bottom. Put the food tags in one container and the body part tags in the other container.

The rules: One at a time, players will draw a tag from each container. The player will do what the tags state. For example, he draws vanilla pudding and right foot. He will put his right foot in the vanilla pudding. Play continues until all players have gone.

How to win: The player who gets the dirtiest is the winner.

What else you need to know: You can also award a prize to the player who stays the cleanest.

Related: More Kids' Games

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