How to Play: Marble Noodles

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

Grab them with your toes! Credit: Corbis

What you need: You will need vegetable oil, egg noodles, marbles, bowls or some other type of large container, and plastic tarps (only if you are playing this game indoors).

How to play: Before the game, cook the egg noodles. Get enough bowls or other type of large containers for each team. Divide the noodles into each bowl and pour a ¼ cup of vegetable oil and an equal number of marbles into each bowl of noodles. If you are playing this game indoors, lay down plastic tarps for game play. Divide the children into equally numbered teams.

The rules: At the starting signal, the first player on each team will go to her team's bowl and fish out three to five marbles with her toes. Once she has gotten the marbles out, she must put them back into the bowl, return to her team, and tag the next player to do the same. Play continues until all players have gone.

How to win: The first team to complete the race is the winning team.

What else you need to know: In a variation, don't replace the marbles and play until one team has removed all of the marbles from its bowl.

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