How to Play: Whistling Dixie

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

Put on the gloves and grab the crackers! Credit: Getty Images

What you need: You need a pair of garden gloves and a box of saltines for each team.

How to play: Divide the children into equally numbered teams. Give each team a pair of garden gloves. Place a box of saltines for each team on a table about 20-30 feet from the starting line.

The rules: At the starting signal, the first player on each team will put on the garden gloves, run to the table, open the box of crackers, and put five saltines in his mouth. Before he swallows the crackers, he must whistle loud enough for everyone to hear. He will then run back to his team and give the garden gloves to the next player. 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: You can designate someone to be a judge to listen for each whistle.

Related: More Kids' Games

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.